On September 29, more than 80 people joined Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and our partners at Jockey’s Ridge State Park for the unveiling of an eastern terminus monument for the MST.

The monument was designed and built by Ben Jones on Friends of the MST staff, and many volunteers came together along the way to help bring this vision to reality. The monument was constructed with funding from the Complete the Trails Program, an unprecedented investment by the state in trails that was part of the 2021 North Carolina budget.

We’re so thankful for our partners at Jockey’s Ridge State Park on this project and to Friends of Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Roanoke Island Woman’s Club and Outer Banks Woman’s Club for their help in hosting the unveiling celebration. Like almost all projects on the MST, it truly took a team effort.

We also appreciate our partners at State Parks and all they do for the MST, trails and our state.

Aside from Friends of the MST, speaking at the ceremony were:

  • Joy Greenwood, Superintendent at Jockey’s Ridge State Park
  • Bob Woodard, Chair of the Dare County Board of Commissioners
  • Brian Strong, Director of North Carolina State Parks
  • State Senator Norm Sanderson

This newly built monument proudly welcomes hikers as they begin or end their journey along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and we’re so excited to see how hikers and visitors alike experience it.

We are so thankful to everyone who joined us to help celebrate the terminus monument and for all those who worked so hard to make it happen!