Lawrence/Butler county line east of McConnells Mill State Park to the Armstrong/Clarion County line at the Allegheny River
The Butler County Chapter has a planning meeting the second Wednesday of each month at the Butler YMCA Trustees Meeting Room. We hold monthly hikes and special events such as the annual Cherry Pie Hike commemorating George Washington and his guide Christopher Gist’s journey through Butler County in 1753. This event is held at Jennings Environmental Education Center, and has re-enactors, history hikes, nature hikes and a 4-mile long hike along the NCT. Chapter volunteers maintain the historic Davis Hollow Cabin in Moraine State Park. Our Chapter assigns trail adopters to each section and each spring hosts a weeklong trailcare event with the Keystone Trails Association to tackle larger projects.
The Hike PA 50 is back for 2021! The Pennsylvania Trail Council of the NCTA is hosting a “PA Hike 50” challenge with a commemorative patch for those who hike 50 miles on the North Country Trail in the state during the calendar year. There is not a unique-miles requirement, nor do participants need to hike in the different NCTA Chapter’s ranges to qualify for this award, so out-and-backs and multiple hikes on the same mile of Trail will qualify for the award! Visit the pages for the Wampum Chapter, Clarion County Chapter, and Allegheny National Forest Chapter for maps and information about the Trail through the state. Please use #PAHike50 to share your adventures on social media. When finished, send along a photo or two and fill out the PA Hike 50 Completion Form.