HAMPSTEAD- Join Pender County Tourism and Naturalist Andy Wood on May 16, 9:30 a.m. for a one-mile hike into the Holly Shelter Game Land in celebration of the Year of the Trail.
“The Holly Shelter Game Land is a treasure trove of plants unique to Southeastern North Carolina, as well as protected wildlife,” said Tammy Proctor, Pender County Tourism Director.
On May 16 Naturalist Andy Wood will lead a hike that will spotlight the many features of Holly Shelter Game Land. Wood is currently the director of the Coastal Plain Conservation Group.
Hikers will meet at the gate on US Hwy 17, next door to the Baptist church. The hike will begin at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Hikers must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Hikers should bring a bottle of water. Bug spray is also recommended.
“The guided hike is free,” said Proctor.
Pets are prohibited on hikes.
The Year of the Trail is a statewide celebration to introduce North Carolinians to state trails. Pender County and its partners are sponsoring one family-fun hike per month.
The June hike will explore Blueberry Town on June 14, starting at noon at Hankins Park in Burgaw. The park is located at 310 N Walker St. This hike will be led by Cody Suggs, Director of Burgaw Parks and Recreation.
For more information call 910-259-1278 or 910-789-2971.