Trail Development and Maintenance
The North Country Trail extends for thousands of miles across eight states. Its layout, design, construction and maintenance require the participation of a myriad of individuals and groups. Since the early 1980s, the NCTA, with its Chapters and Affiliates, has been the principal partner with the National Park Service working to create and maintain the Trail. Read through the NCT Handbook: Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance to learn more about the standards that guide our volunteers' building and maintenance work.