Stroll along the Neuse River Walk in Downtown Smithfield

(Smithfield, NC) - Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is proud to partner with Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation for “Clues on the Neuse,” event, a celebration of Johnston County’s contribution to the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail.  The event, scheduled for 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, will feature a scavenger hunt for all ages along the Neuse Riverwalk and Buffalo Creek Greenway.

Live entertainment will include the Ragged Company, Neuse River Ramblers and Cindy Rhodes, performing at the Neuse River Amphitheatre at Smithfield’s Town Commons, located at 200 South Front Street.

Participants will be given a list of twenty questions that can be answered by walking the trail and visiting various “campsites” along the Neuse Riverwalk and Buffalo Creek Greenway.   Participants with collect answers to all questions and they will be entered into a drawing for prizes including weekend getaways, a prize pack from River Town Outfitters, and Great Outdoor Provision Company gift cards.

“Clues on the Neuse will be a wonderful family-friendly event that combines entertainment, environmental education, and friendly competition,” said Chris Johnson, Executive Director of Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation.

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) is a linear state park that is being built from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains to North Carolina’s Outer Banks.  Approximately 500 miles are complete.  One of the newest sections of the trail is in Smithfield, along Little Buffalo Creek and the Neuse River.  In approximately five years, a 100-mile segment of the MST will be complete from Orange County to Johnston County.  Governor Beverly Perdue has proclaimed October Mountains-to-Sea Trail month in North Carolina.  More than thirty events during the month will range from volunteer-guided hikes and paddling to trail construction days.

For more information about Clues on the Neuse or the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail, please contact Kate Dixon at (919) 698-9024 or visit