Mountains-to-Sea Trail gains land

RALEIGH In December and January, the trail acquired land in Guilford, Orange and Johnston counties.

According to trail executive director Kate Dixon, the newly acquired land is helpful because groups have been trying to acquire land in the Triangle and Triad.

The acquisitions are 250 acres in Guilford County; 65 acres in Orange; and 330 acres in Johnston.

The trail is a state park that eventually will stretch about 1,000 miles from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey's Ridge on the Outer Banks.

About half the trail is completed.

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