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The Conservation Trust for North Carolina purchased a 538-acre property on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Spruce Pine, which will keep a segment of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail open to the public.
The Rose Creek property in Mitchell County has more than a mile of frontage on the Blue Ridge Parkway and is visible from The Loops Overlook. It contains about 1.5 miles of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, which traces the route taken by colonial militia to the pivotal battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolution, according to a news release from the Conservation Trust.
This segment of trail, which has not been accessible to the public, will now be open to hikers.
(Raleigh) News & Observer