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This Meetup is for the Pennsylvania Chapters and affiliated organizations of the North Country National Scenic Trail to invite people to hike the trail with them in Pennsylvania, and to invite NCT enthusiasts to the meetings, trail work sessions, outreach events, and trail-related social activities that they plan. All are welcome to join in.

Although the Meetup is geographically based in Clarion, about in the center of the state's trail range, volunteers from the Allegheny National Forest, Clarion, Butler, and Wampum NCTA chapters, as well as the Davis Hollow Cabin at Moraine, the Butler Outdoor Club, and the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy will all be posting information about their planned activities.

Three hundred miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail wind their way through Pennsylvania, from the New York to the Ohio borders. You can find a good general description of the route of the NCT through the state, as well as links to maps and the chapters' websites here on the NCTA's Pennsylvania page https://northcountrytrail.org/trail/states/pennsylvania/


Upcoming events (5)

Wampum Chapter Monthly Planning Meeting

Lisbon Train Station

Join the Wampum Chapter for our monthly 'nuts and bolts' discussion of what's going on with the North Country Trail along the 120 miles of Wampum Chapter range. We always have hikes, trail work, new trail through the woods, outreach activities, and special projects in the works and all input is appreciated.

Butler Chapter Planning Meeting

Butler YMCA

Join us at the Butler YMCA Trustees Meeting Room, 339 North Washington St, Butler, PA on Wednesday April 14, 6:30 to 8:30pm at our monthly chapter meeting. All are welcome, but must wear a mask and check in at the desk after entering the side entrance of the YMCA. While in the Trustees meeting room masks may be removed if 6 ft physical distancing is observed.

ANF Chapter August Work Day

Tracy Ridge Hiking Trailhead Parking

Join us as we begin our summer and fall trailwork series! On Sunday, August 15th, we'll meet no later than 10AM at the Tracy Ridge hiker's parking lot. Please note, this is not along the NCT! It is along the road that leads to the Tracy Ridge Campground, approximately 0.5 miles from the main road GPS coordinates: N 41°[masked]’ W 078°[masked]’

For this trailwork day, it's all hands on deck! We need as many people as possible to join us as we put in a 0.15 mile reroute just north of Johnnycake Run along the reservoir. We need people to lop, rake, clear brush, dig, etc.

Please note: There is a 3 mile hike to get to the work site, but all the tools will already be on hand at the site. Then it will be a 3 mile hike back to the trailhead at the end of the work day, hence the later end time.

Please bring water, lunch, and your own work gloves. All other tools are provided, and no special skills are needed. Remember that many hands make light work.

We've revised our COVID protocols:

If you are fully vaccinated (two weeks out from the final dose of whatever brand vaccine you received), you do not have to wear a mask unless you choose to. If you are not yet vaccinated, you must wear a mask when you cannot maintain a distance of 6 feet from others, especially other unvaccinated people.

Carpooling to work sites is once again an option, depending on the comfort level of those who may be riding together.

We will still have hand sanitizer and alcohol available to wipe down tools between users.

Wampum Chapter Monthly Business Meeting

303 Main St

Join us for the monthly Wampum Chapter business meeting. The information about the North Country Trail is always good, the conversation and discussion is always lively, and we appreciate everyone's input on our projects, hikes, and our building the future of the North Country Trail in western PA and eastern Ohio.

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ANF Chapter Monthly Meeting

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