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The Iowa Great Lakes Trail winds its way through the Iowa Great Lakes region, which offers plenty of outdoor opportunities for visitors. The multi-use Iowa Great Lakes Trail provides local citizens and visitors a safe place to bike, walk, rollerblade, run and cross-country ski.


October Trail Talk

We have had some amazing weather to get out and enjoy the Dickinson County Trails.  We continue to see many people out walking and biking while we appreciate the cooler temperatures and fall’s abundant beauty in the Iowa Great Lakes!    TRAIL PROJECTS CONTINUE New bridge north of Pearson Lakes Art Center     NEW…

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September Trail Talk

FUN FALL TRAIL EVENTS 26TH ANNUAL U of O OKTOBERFEST BIKE RIDE:  Saturday, September 30,  2017 – Enjoy this fun 24-mile bike ride around West Lake Okoboji.  You will be treated to scenic trails and lakeside roads as you take in the beauty of the Iowa Great Lakes on your bicycle.  ...

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August Trail Talk

RECREATIONAL TRAIL SAFETY & IOWA BIKE LAWS This month we are focusing on recreational trail and bicycle safety in addition to being kind to our fellow trail users. ATV’s ON TRAILS While ATV’s are allowed on most streets throughout the Iowa Great Lakes they are not allowed on Dickinson County Trails. The Trails ...

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The City of Okoboji will begin construction on Gordon Drive the week of August 21st.  This work will close the bike route that travels behind Mau Marine and also provide needed improvements to the trail in that area.  Trail users will be detoured through the Highway 71 underpass to the ...

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July Trail Talk

The Okoboji Foundation is inviting everyone to participate in the $5,000 July Nonprofit Challenge at GiveOkoboji.com.  The fund with the highest giving total over $5,000 in July receives an additional $5,000 from the Okoboji Foundation.  Please consider giving to the Dickinson County Trails Endowment Fund during July to help the ...

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$5,000 July Nonprofit Challenge

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June Trail Talk

DCTB’s 2017 fundraiser event is coming up this weekend on Saturday, June 24 at the Arnolds Park Pavilion.  This year’s event will highlight the Rail Trail and kickoff the effort to raise local matching funds for its construction.  Get your Steampunk gear on and come celebrate 37 miles of Rail ...

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Rail Trail Rally ~ SPONSOR and TICKET INFO

~ RAIL TRAIL RALLY SPONSOR & TICKET FORM ~  Limited single tickets without Sponsorship are available as space permits for $100/Person. Tickets are also available at Okoboji Expedition Co. & The Three Sons   Thank you to the following Sponsors!                     ENGINEER | $5,000 Sponsor                        CONDUCTOR | $1,000 Sponsor               …

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Maintenance Projects to Begin on Several Areas of the Spine Trail: Starting on Thursday, June 8 Diamond Concrete will be working on the Spine Trail through East Okoboji Slough, south of the Gingham Inn.  They will be rebuilding the trail embankment and replacing approximately 200 feet of pavement with concrete.  Access ...

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May Trail Talk

TREE PLANTING ALONG RAIL TRAIL The City of Spirit Lake received grants through Black Hills Energy Power of Trees and Alliant Energy Branching Out programs through Trees Forever to plant trees along the section of trail connecting Peoria Avenue to 15th Street. Nearly 30 volunteers from Spirit Lake High School, Dickinson ...

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