Welcome to Dickinson County Trails

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.

February 2024 Trails Talk

2023 YEAR IN REVIEW At the beginning of each year, the DCTB takes time to visit our partner cities and provide updates on what the previous year’s trail activities involved. We are fortunate to be a part of a very supportive community of donors and local foundations along with the cities and county that make…

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January 2024 Trails Talk

TATANKA SKA TRACE AWARDED CAT GRANT On January 11, the Enhance Iowa Board awarded a Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant of $200,000  to Phase IV(b) of Tatanka Ska Trace. The grant adds an additional funding source for the remaining segment that will connect Lake Park to the Iowa Great Lakes Trails system. This phase…

November 2023 Trails Talk

A TRAIL BENCH WITH TRAIL HISTORY Roy & Phyllis Rohlin started Rohlin Construction in 1963 in Estherville and were in business for 41 years. Roy handled construction operations; Phyllis took care of the books and ran the office as the secretary and treasurer. In the late 1980’s Joan Schneider, an early advocate and member of…

October 2023 Trails Talk

GIRL SCOUT CREATES MONARCH WAYSTATION ALONG SPINE TRAIL Sophia Hawn with Spirit Lake Girl Scout Troop #10157 spent much of the summer tending to the monarch waystation she created in June for her Girl Scout Gold Award. The project was supported through assistance from Sue Boettcher at ISU Extension, Dickinson County Conservation and Sophia’s grandmother,…

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