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Celebration 2019

Join us for our annual Celebration this year, May 2-5, at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, Michigan.

Take Action

Thank your Senators and Representatives for taking action for the NCT Route Adjustment Act!


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Hike 100 Challenge

Join us for the Hike 100 Challenge in 2019. Hike 100 miles on the NCT and earn a special patch!

Volunteer Resource Center

Check out our complete listing of volunteer resources and training, including the Chapter Leadership Handbook.
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50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act and the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Act

By Delaini Disher, NCTA Next Generation Coalition Intern If you’re familiar with the Hike 50 and Hike 100 Challenges, then you probably know that 2018 marks 50 years since the installment of the National Trails System Act. But have you heard of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act? Both acts were approved in 1968, making […]

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New Maps: Wisconsin

We’re excited to announce the next release in our new map series: the North Country Trail in Wisconsin. Coming in at just over 209 miles, this section of NCT traverses large tracts of northern forests and world-famous rivers. This is pure, iconic North Country! The map set for Western Wisconsin is the first official map release for the […]

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Minnesota NCT Guidebook Release

Written by Matthew Davis, North Country Trail Association Minnesota hikers and nature enthusiasts now have a comprehensive, up-to-date guidebook for the *860 miles of North Country National Scenic Trail that cross the state from the Red River Valley to Lake Superior. The Guide to Hiking the North Country Trail in Minnesota: Across Prairies, the North Woods, and […]