ABOUT

ABOUT

Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail

THE ADVOCATES OF THE SPANISH MOSS TRAIL

WHO WE ARE

Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail raise funds and awareness to ensure to a sustainable, well-appointed and safe outdoor recreational experience on the Spanish Moss Trail.

OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life in Northern Beaufort County by advocating for the development, enhancement and maintenance of the Spanish Moss Trail – through community partnerships, local government participation, and private support.

HISTORY

The story of the Spanish Moss Trail begins with the historic Magnolia Line Railroad – established in 1870. Railroad operations ceased in 2003 and in 2008 Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority acquired the right-of-way to use as a utility corridor. In January 2011, they granted a surface easement to Beaufort County to develop 14 miles of the corridor as a recreational trail – called the Spanish Moss Trail. 
Since 2013, nearly 7 miles of the Trail have been developed and are open to the hundreds of people who use it each day, connecting the City of Beaufort and the Town of Port Royal.

OUR FUTURE

An additional 4 miles are in the design and engineering phase to continue the Trail toward the communities beyond the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort – bringing the community a connected 11-mile Trail by the end of 2016. 
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