What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in attending hikes on or would like to volunteer to help build, maintain, and/or promote the North Country Trail along its length from Zoar, OH to Alpha Pass at McConnell's Mill State Park in PA. An ArcGIS Map of the NCT can be found here http://bit.ly/2wcr4QF

The Wampum Chapter is a part of the North Country National Scenic Trail Association. We plan a variety of activities - Monthly hikes along our route and work sessions to maintain our current pathway and build new off-road sections of the NCT. We also schedule outreach events to promote this great community asset. Volunteers with all interests and abilities are welcome to join us as you can and want to. All help and levels of participation are appreciated. Hope to see you on the North Country Trail!

Upcoming events (5)

Trail Work at Mines and Meadows

303 Main St

The Wampum Trail Crew is heading to Mines and Meadows on Monday, March 8th to work on rehabbing a section of sidehill trail that has begun to slide a bit. A good opportunity to stretch out our digging muscles for a couple of hours! We'll meet at the Wampum Depot Train Station (303 Main St.) at 9:00 AM and travel to the work site together. Dress for the weather - tools provided - all help is appreciated! (While we're there we can check out the recently completed replacement bridge - looking forward to seeing it.)

Wampum Sign Work West End of the Enon Valley Route

United States Postal Service

The Wampum Crew has some signing to install at the west end of the new Enon Valley NCT route and we'll head out on Tuesday morning, March 9th to knock that project out. We'll be heading to Scott Wallace Rd., but meet at the Enon Valley Post Office at 9:00 AM and we can head to the work site together. The plan is to install a roadside sign, then walk in to bridges 4 and 5 to add additional signing in those locations - round trip of about two miles. Dress for the weather - signs and tools provided - all help is appreciated!

Wampum Chapter NCT Association Monthly Business Meeting

Wampum Depot Train Station and Community Park

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.

The meeting is being held at the Wampum Junction Train Station, at the south end of town, 303 Main St., right beside the bridge over the Beaver River.

Refreshments will be served - all are welcome to join us.

Diversity And The North Country National Scenic Trail

Online event

Join the Wampum Chapter with Presenter Kimberly Refosco from KEC Consulting as we explore the issues of diversity on the North Country Trail at three virtual gatherings. The sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings – March 17th, April 21st, and May 19th, all at 7:00 PM. A link will be provided as we get closer to the dates.

JEDI – Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are important to the support, growth, and future of the North Country National Scenic Trail, and below is the NCTA’s Diversity Statement. A letter on the subject from our Executive Director and our Board President and information about Kimberly and KEC Consulting are in the comments to this Meetup.
We hope you can join us for these sessions!

NCTA Diversity Statement
The North Country Trail Association Wampum Chapter values just, diverse, equitable, and inclusive trail experiences. We are committed to these principles for everyone’s enjoyment of the North Country National Scenic Trail. We strive to better include those who experience barriers to trails by prioritizing equitable solutions to ensure all can connect to and care for the Trail in a way that is meaningful for them.

KEC Consulting offers DEI consultancy services for recreational companies and brands with a focus on outdoors spaces. We help these companies interrogate their assumptions and practices to create more equitable decision making processes and outcomes for dealing with all stakeholders.

The aim of this engagement is to help the participants thoroughly and critically think about the assumptions, goals, and methods of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The aim is not to prescribe a specific solution, as everything is contextual, but to equip the participants with an array of thinking tools to approach the issues.

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