We're gearing up for summer adventures, and what better way to celebrate than to introduce a new blend featuring the Mountains-to-Sea Trail's 40th anniversary!
Back in September 9, 1977, Howard Lee, then NC Secretary of Natural Resources and Community Development, proposed the idea of a "state trail from the mountains to the coast, a trail leading through communities as well as natural areas."
Fast forward to today, this vision has become a reality with the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) which spans 1,175 miles across North Carolina from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. The Friends of the MST is the non-profit organization that helps build, maintain, and promote the trail. Through their combined efforts with volunteers, donors, public land agencies, and private landowners, nearly 700 miles of trail were created over the last 40 years where people can walk and enjoy NC mountains, Piedmont farms, coastal towns, and seashores!
We are proud sponsors and supporters of the mission and vision behind the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Read below on their 40th anniversary event, MST in a Day, and our sponsorship!
This blend, with notes of honey and green apple, will only be around through the end of September. Be sure to grab a bag and head out to the trail this summer while enjoying the beauty and diversity of North Carolina's landscape and culture!
“The MST captures the imagination of people who find peace and renewal in the out-of-doors and are sparked with the idea of being part of something bigger than they are.”
— JIM HALLSEY, WHO FIRST PUT THE MST ROUTE ON PAPER NEARLY 40 YEARS AGO
MST IN A DAY 40th ANNIVERSARY EVENT
The Friends of the MST is celebrating their 40th anniversary, commemorating the day that the trail was originally proposed. On Saturday, September 9, 2017 hundreds of trail enthusiasts will walk, run, and paddle a short leg so that collectively the entire trail will be covered in a single day.
We're excited to join the community of Hillsborough, where a section of the trail connects to downtown's Riverwalk, in celebration of MST in a Day to raise awareness and funds so the Friends of the MST can continue doing the hard work involved maintaining and developing the trail!
To learn more about the MST In Day event and how you can get involved, head to MSTinaDay.org