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Take a hike and celebrate the birthday of the MST

BURGAW – On Friday, Sept. 7, join neighbors and co-workers on the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) Birthday Hike along the Osgood Canal and greenway. Hikers will pick up the looped trail nearest their home or workplace and hike around Historic Downtown Burgaw.

“What started as a hike around town with friends has become a community event,” said Tammy Proctor, Pender County tourism director.

Partnering with Burgaw Parks and Rec, the Birthday Hike includes hikers from Pender Memorial Hospital, the Pender County Health Department, and Cape Fear Community College and various county offices.

“The walk will kick off around noon,” said Zach White, director of Burgaw Parks and Rec. “There’s no fee. Just take a hike!”

Pender County Tourism will have a sign-in sheet set up at Johnson Park on Walker Street. Photos of hikers will be snapped at the tent and sent to the Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail staff.

The Mountains to Sea Trail, which traverses more than 1,170 miles from Clingman’s Dome to Jockey’s Ridge State Park, crosses into Pender County from Bladen County, through historic Burgaw, Holly Shelter Game Land, Hampstead and into Surf City. The trail continues along the beach into North Topsail Beach.

For additional information, contact the Pender County Tourism office at 910-259-1536. For more information about the MST visit


Mountains To Sea Trail Poster

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