CURRIE – The Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) birthday hike at Moores Creek National Battlefield will take place Sept. 28, starting at 10 a.m.
The hike was originally set for Sept. 7, but Hurricane Dorian’s visit to the coast postponed the hike.
“This is a belated birthday hike,” said Tammy Proctor, Pender County tourism director. “But our goal is unchanged – to discover and celebrate the Mountains to Sea Trail.”
In Currie at the Moores Creek National Battlefield, hikers will trek the historic site of North Carolina first Patriots’ victory. Cross the Moores Creek Bridge and view the only monument dedicated to the women of the Revolutionary War. The majority of the approximate 1-mile trail is paved.
We encourage walkers, hikers, and joggers to meet at the visitor’s center at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28,” said Proctor.
“The hike is free to the public,” said Proctor. “Moores Creek National Battlefield is conveniently located to Brunswick and New Hanover counties. We encourage all residents to visit the only national park in Southeastern North Carolina.”
Register online at www.mountainstoseatrail.org/birthdayhike.
The Mountains to Sea Trail was first proposed in 1977 by Howard Lee who was then the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The 1,179-mile trail begins at Clingman’s Dome and concludes in Jockey’s Ridge State Park. The trail enters Pender County at the Bladen County line outside of Kelly and continues through Moores Creek National Battlefield, historic downtown Burgaw, the Holly Shelter Gameland, through Surf City, and up the beach to the Onslow County line.
For more information, visit mountainstoseatrail.org or call the Pender County tourism office at 910-259-1278.