Showcase the North Country Trail and inspire stewardship.
The mission of the North Country Trail Association is to develop, maintain, protect, and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail as the premier hiking path across the northern tier of the United States, through a trail-wide coalition of volunteers and partners.
Use these resources and guidance for your outreach efforts to promote the North Country Trail and the Association, and to build our Trail Community.
The NCTA Brand Standards + Style Guide was last updated in 2022.
Use of the official North Country Trail Association (NCTA) mark(s), Chapter logos, and other marketing materials is reserved solely for official NCTA Chapter use in promoting the Trail or with approval from the NCTA headquarters. Official marks may not be used outside of the NCTA for financial profit. Reference additional and specific policy in the NCTA Brand Standards + Style Guide document.
The North Country National Scenic Trail emblem is not to be used as an alternative to NCTA marks. Access to and use of these marketing materials is conditioned on your acceptance and compliance with this policy. The terms apply to all who access and/or use these marketing materials. The NCTA may revoke your access to and use of these marketing materials in the case of term infringement. The North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST) emblem is for official use only. The National Park Service (NPS) has specific licensing regulations that require contracts/agreements to use and/or sell items that contain their images. Currently, the NCNST only allows the NCTA to create and sell products with official emblems and branding.
|NCTA-NCNST PowerPoint Template. Before customizing this for your presentation needs, it is recommended you first download the NCTA Branding Package (available at the top of this web page). Install the typefaces/fonts on your computer. You will also have access to additional logo files.|
|Video 101. This document contains simple guidance to filming video using a smartphone or tablet, as well as some editing tips and eventually posting the video online.|
|Chapter Leadership Handbook||Volunteer Management|
|Advocacy Fact Sheets||Advocacy|
|Trail Section Maps||Trail Maps and Downloads|
|Trail Progress Report 2021||Trail Management|
|Annual Report 2021||Transparency|
|Trail Town Handbook||Trail Towns|
Informational and Interpretive Sign Process Guidelines
Trailhead sign templates are available via NCTA Regional Trail Coordinators.
Allegheny National Forest
Central New York
Chief Baw Beese
Grand Traverse Hiking Club
Jordan Valley 45°
Minnesota Waters and Prairie
Sheyenne River Valley
Spirit of the Woods
Star of the North