2020 Celebration

Welcome to the annual North Country Trail Association Celebration, a four-day event that offers opportunities to explore the North Country National Scenic Trail. This event allows you to network with trail lovers from Vermont to North Dakota and beyond, offers skills workshops and volunteer training, and brings you exciting evening presentations. Join the North Country Trail Association as we celebrate everything that makes our Trail community special.

Celebration 2020
Clarion University | Clarion, Pennsylvania
August 5-8, 2020

Event Details Coming Soon!

Getting involved is simple:

  1. Review the schedule of hikes and outdoor adventures, and choose your activities. To make sure everyone has a great experience, there may be additional hikes and activities onsite that aren’t listed on the schedule.
  2. Register online. Registration is offered for the whole weekend, or you can join us just for a day.
  3. Book your room with the link provided under Lodging. Camping is also available nearby for those that want to be closer to the earth.
  4. Check out the FAQ for answers to your most burning questions.
  5. Invite your friends!
We’ll see you there!


About the NCT and the NCTA

The North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) is the longest in the National Trails System, stretching 4,600 miles across seven states: from the middle of North Dakota to the New York-Vermont border. The Trail traverses through a National Grassland, 10 National Forests, more than 150 federal, state and local public lands, near three of the Great Lakes, past countless farmlands, through large cityscapes, over many rivers, and through the famed Adirondacks.

The mission of the North Country Trail Association (NCTA) 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. The NCTA unites individuals, affiliated trail groups, local chapters, corporate sponsors and others linked in support of building and maintaining the NCT, and telling its story. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers along the seven-state trail and elsewhere, the NCTA partners with the National Park Service in bringing the North Country Trail to local communities.

This event is made possible by the generous support of our event sponsors and partners:

2020 Sponsors (Coming Soon)

Trail Champion

Trail Leaders

Trail Blazers