North Country Trail Association

Trail Towns

Establish, implement and communicate the program in your Trail Town.

A Trail Town is a community through which the North Country National Scenic Trail passes that supports hikers with services, promotes the Trail to its citizens, and embraces the Trail as a resource to be protected and celebrated. Trail Towns are built on a relationship between a town, the Trail and its local volunteers.














Current Trail Towns

Abercrombie, ND
Battle Creek, MI
Dayton, OH
North Creek, Johnsburg, NY


The Buckeye Trail Association offers a Trail Town program, as well. The following Ohio locations are official Buckeye Trail Association Trail Towns that are also on the North Country National Scenic Trail, which shares trail route with the Buckeye Trail through most of Ohio. They are listed west to east: Napoleon, Defiance, Piqua, Troy, Dayton, Yellow Springs, Xenia, Loveland, Milford, Shawnee, Deersville, and Zoar.


Header photo by Thomas Lane