|Celebrate the Opening of Our New Bridge on the Mountains to Sea Trail
DATE: Sunday, October 2, 2016
TIME: Music at 3:30 pm; remarks at 4 pm and then we walk to the bridge
LOCATION: Meet at the band shell near the Elkin Recreation Department, Elkin Municipal Park, 399 Highway 268 West, Elkin NC
Enjoy music at 3:30 pm followed by commemorative remarks at 4 pm, then join us for an 8/10-mile walk to the ribbon cutting on the south side of the bridge. A second ribbon cutting will follow on the north side of the new bridge. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
EVTA would like to thank everyone for their support of this project and hope you’ll join us in celebrating this new part of our trail.
Carter Falls is located on 50 acres of private land near Elkin. EVTA is working to make this special place into a park. See the full story.
- Duck & Turtle Regatta (immediately after the Pumpkin Festival) – September 24
- Big Elkin Brew Fest (EVTA will be there!) – September 24
- Insane Terrain Trail Race – October 22
The Elkin Valley Trails Association is proud to be an active partner with the Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail (FMST) as we promote trail building between Stone Mountain and Pilot Mountain State Parks. Many of you are already Friends of the MST and are aware of everything they are doing to support this 1,100 mile NC trail.
It was announced at the recent FMST Annual Meeting at Elon University that the 2017 annual meeting will be in Elkin. Mark your calendars for the weekend of February 3rd, 2017 as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the MST and host attendees with a weekend of activities in and around our fair town.
Visit Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail to sign up and to learn more.
Thanks to the hard work of some EVTA members, we now have a birding map for to show the hot spots on our in-town trail. Whether you’re an ornithologist or a recreational bird watcher, it’s time to grab the binoculars and go. Check the Trails/Maps tab above to view the map .
In case you missed it, here is a December 16th UNC-TV segment about the Mountains To Sea Trail and how the Elkin Valley Trails Association fits into the larger plan.