We invite you and your company to join our growing community of trail enthusiasts as an MST Business Member.

Become an MST Business Member

With all the talk about divisions in our society, wouldn’t it feel great to get behind something that is helping to unite North Carolina? The MST is literally and figuratively such a project.

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) is North Carolina’s flagship hiking trail, stretching 1,175 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the Outer Banks. Along the way, the trail passes through towns and cities as it connects communities across the state in addition to the unrivaled natural beauty of North Carolina.

While it’s possible to trek across the entire state on the MST, the majority of people use the trail as a community resource near where they live for a short hike in the woods, stroll along the greenway or a way to get outside and connect with nature. A growing number of residents and visitors use the MST to explore different parts of North Carolina too. In short, the MST offers something for everyone, be it half-an-hour of exercise or a months-long adventure.

One of the most meaningful benefits of the trail is how it draws people together, promoting connections among those from all different parts of the state and different walks of life. It is a unique and unifying community-building project. Working side-by-side on trail crews, meeting as hikers on the trail, joining together to plan segments for their communities, North Carolinians have a chance to get to know each other and work toward a common goal – a trail for present and future generations.

Friends of the MST is the vibrant nonprofit organization that brings together volunteers, hikers and communities to build, maintain and promote the trail. Our reach to trail enthusiasts and community leaders grows steadily as awareness of the trail expands.

The financial support of businesses like yours is a critical component to our statewide efforts. Giving levels and benefits are flexible and we’re willing to work with you on a package that best fits your needs and interests.  For more information, you view our program brochure or contact Executive Director Brent Laurenz at blaurenz@mountainstoseatrail.org or 919-825-0297 x 701.

Business Membership Donations

 

As a Business Member, you receive benefits depending on your level of giving, and we can be flexible to meet your interests too. In addition to supporting the trail, benefits include:

$1,000+

Benefits: All of the benefits listed below plus:

  • Your name/logo featured on our website for the MST segment nearest your business
  • Listed as a Friends’ sponsor

$500

Benefits:

  • Listed on our website by level of giving
  • Business Member decal for store or office
  • MST map for display

$250

Benefits:

  • Listed on our website by level of giving
  • Business Member decal for store or office
  • MST map for display

$100

Benefits:

  • Listed on our website by level of giving
  • Business Member decal for store or office

If you’d like your company to become an MST Business Member,you can donate online directly through our website or send a check made payable to Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail to 3509 Haworth Drive, Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27609. Please contact Brent Laurenz, Executive Director, at blaurenz@mountainstoseatrail.org or 919-825-0297 with any questions.