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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/

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Upcoming events (5+)

ANF Chapter Second April Trailwork Day

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We will be meeting at 10 AM at the Rt 948 Cherry Run trail head. Coordinates are N 41°[masked]’ W 078°[masked]’ The Rt 948 trail head is located about 3 miles SE of the intersection of Rt 666 and Rt 948. Look for the sign to tell you to turn left off of Rt 948 to get to the NCT trail head. We’ll be working along the trail in each direction. To the north of Rt 948 there are a few wet areas that need drainage work and some clearing can be done. Heading south there is a spot where we will be building a small bridge and clearing some multifloral rose. We are also hoping to be able to remove some abandoned oil/gas lines that cross and parallel the trail. Finally, we can add kiosk map panels to a few more trail heads in the area. Remember that “many hands make light work”. We invite all interested hikers to come out and enjoy a day in the woods! All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for the weather, water, lunch, and work gloves. All tools are provided, and no special skills are required. Anyone can help improve the trail, no matter your abilities. Hope to see you there!

ANF Chapter April Beginner Hike 5

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Join us once again in the forest for guided hikes. This fifth beginner hike will be an “out and back” from Rt 346 Trailhead south towards Tracy Run. Mileage can be tailored to group. It is 3.7 miles one way to go all the way to Tracy Run. Meet at the Rt 346 trailhead, N 41°[masked]’ W 078°[masked]’ no later than 10 AM. The trailhead is located about 1 mile west of Rt 321. Please come prepared for the hike wearing appropriate layers for the weather and bringing your own food and water. Friendly dogs welcome.

Wampum Chapter's Great American Cleanup of PA Event

Bevington Boat Access

We're looking for volunteers to come out and help us as the Wampum Chapter participates in the Great American Cleanup of PA on Sunday, April 28th. We're meeting at the Bevington Boat Launch on River Rd. at 1:00 PM that day and we'll spend a couple of hours cleaning up that little corner of Pennsylvania. If we have a large enough crew we'll consider splitting up and having some folks work along the southern end of Main St. in Wampum. Bags, gloves, and safety vests will be provided courtesy of PennDot, who will also be picking up what we gather. https://gacofpa.org/

ANF Chapter April Advanced Hike

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Join us once again in the forest for guided hikes! The advanced hikes are longer distances and generally maintain a faster pace. No hiker will be left behind, though! This hike will go from Rt 321 Sugar Bay to Rt 321 Chappel Bay, about 11.7 miles. Meet at the Rt 321 Chappel Bay Trailhead (N 41°[masked]’ W 078°[masked]’) to arrange the shuttle to the start. This is about 4.3 miles south of RT 59 or 6 miles north of the Forest Service Red Bridge Campground. Be at the Chappel Bay Trailhead no later than 2 PM. * Note that this is a later time than usual for our hikes. Come prepared for the hike wearing appropriate layers for the weather and with your own food and water. Friendly dogs welcome.

Past events (377)

Wednesday Trailcare

Point Parking Area

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