Rich in geological, natural and cultural history, the Sandhills Heritage Gateway connects past and present, providing visitors a unique way to experience this special area.

The Sandhills region of North Carolina is a narrow strip of ancient beach dunes dividing the Piedmont from the Coastal Plain. Because this intact, diverse ecosystem is so rare and its history so rich, the Sandhills Heritage Gateway initiative was created by the Sandhills Area Land Trust to provide education and inspire conservation. Weaving together the natural and cultural history, this project explains how the land formed and in turn shaped the human experience that continues to this day.

We invite you to visit the Sandhills Heritage Gateway website to become a fellow sojourner in history and witness the sights and sounds met by those who came before us. Travel over ancient dunes, hear the longleaf pines whisper as the wind blows, and explore the natural flora, fauna and geology as well as the modern businesses along the byways. Remember all the powerful evolutionary forces that brought us to this moment and shaped every aspect of who, where, why and how we are here.

So what are you waiting for? Explore our scenic byways and experience a vivid slice of life in Moore and surrounding counties!


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