Nine volunteers with the Alamance County Task Force of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail gathered Saturday morning, June 18th, near Carolina Mill. The team worked for four hours building a new trail down the Haw River toward Copland Mill. The new trail will provide an alternative to hiking from Carolina Mill to Stony Creek Marina, and avoid having to cross both Carolina Mill Road and Carolina Road.
At noon the group convened in the Carolina Mill parking area to enjoy a picnic catered by Peter Dahl. The task force will not be sponsoring Work Days during July and August, due to the high heat.
In the fall and following months, the Task Force will continue moving the current trail away from the Valley Golf Course fairway, and closer to the Haw River in several locations. The Alamance County Recreation & Parks Department has also obtained access to property along the Haw River north of Shallowford Natural Area so that in the future the Haw River/Mountains-to-Sea Trails can be extended toward Altamahaw.
The Alamance Task Force welcomes new volunteers in its endeavors. No prior experience is necessary, and tools and training will be provided. For more information contact Andrew Sam at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Bob Ellis, June 2022
Alamance Parks and Haw River Trail thanks the Alamance County Task Force of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail for their work!