F3ST Announced

The concept of Friends of the Fonta Flora State Trail was announced at the December 2019 Lake James State Park Visitor’s Center Groundbreaking. At a reception held following the ceremony, Judge Robert Hunter told state and local officials, along with members from the trail community, of the plans to start a friends group and complete the Fonta Flora State Trail in 10 years!

Hunter said, “With the success of the Friends of Lake James and the plan for Fonta Flora Trail to loop Lake James and connecting Morganton to Asheville, it was obvious that a FFFST group was needed.”

Judge Hunter spent 18 years in the legislature and sponsored legislation for the State Parks Act and was instrumental in the creation of Lake James State Park.