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I got an update today about the prospects of having The Mountains to Sea Trail come through Surry County. As reported earlier this month, the state is trying to connect the scenic hiking route in the western and eastern parts of the state to make for a continuous 900-mile footpath.

The chances of it coming this way — through Elkin, Dobson and Pilot Mountain — look promising, but only if there’s universal support and a willingness among local officials to do the legwork securing easements and creating the trail.

The gap that needs connecting is between Stone Mountain and Pilot Mountain state parks. As someone who likes to frequently drive the county’s backroads just to take in their scenic beauty, it got me thinking what corridors would make the best route(s). Based on current interest in hiking the trail, there could be enough use to impact nearby businesses, so you’d want to briefly pass through some commercial areas.

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