Pender County, NC — The Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, with local land managers and partners, are developing a master plan for extending the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) over four miles in Holly Shelter Game Land. This MST extension will seek to connect existing sections of the MST in Holly Shelter Game Land (that utilize Holly Shelter Game Land unpaved roads) to the US 17/NC 210 intersection. Unlike the current MST in Holly Shelter, the new section of trail will be separated from the Game Land’s road network and have a designated trailhead parking facility. This will greatly increase safety, access to, and awareness of Holly Shelter’s incredible natural resource.