The Mountains to Sea and Fonta Flora connector trail will be closed in the Linville River Tract while the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission conducts forest management restoration projects starting October 30, 2023. The connector trail in this area is marked with a blue circle. The main Fonta Flora State Trail, marked with red feathers, will be partially impacted by this closure. The Mountains to Sea Connector and Fonta Flora State trail can still be accessed through Wolf Pit Trailhead. The forest restoration efforts will increase diversity in both wildlife and plants, be a fire-wise forest, and reduce opportunities for the spread of harmful or invasive species. You can look forward to hearing more bird songs, watching trees grow bigger, and improved water quality in White Creek. The plans also include a natural lookout point over Lake James. For more information visit the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission closure page.