October Trails Talk

S.A.L.T. PATROL SERVES THE TRAILS Seniors and Lawmen Together (S.A.L.T.) is a group of volunteers that patrols the trails of the Iowa Great Lakes region from April through October. The volunteers ride donated Polaris ATVs from the north end of the trail around Big Spirit Lake to the south end at Milford, along the west Read More »

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September Trails Talk

LOCAL BIKE RIDES SUPPORT TRAILS There are many great bike rides and trail events every year in the Iowa Great Lakes and a number of them support the Dickinson County Trails.  These events take a lot of effort on the part of the organizations that put them on.  We appreciate their hard work and commitment Read More »

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August Trails Talk

2021 DCTB & HOPE ROLLS FUNDRAISER DCTB’s collaboration with Hope Rolls to raise funds for development and provide recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities was a big success raising over $5,800.  Hope Rolls was founded in 2019 to provide adaptive tricycles to children who are unable to ride traditional bikes. In early Read More »

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July Trails Talk

2021 PROJECT UPDATE The 2021 trail construction season is well under way with four projects currently in development. Highway 71 Trail: Paving of this extension from Nature Center Road going north to 34th Street in Spirit Lake is nearly complete. The trail provides improved safety and access to the Spirit Lake Trail at a controlled intersection. Read More »

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June Trails Talk

2021 BIKES~BREWS~BITES FUNDRAISER Plans are coming together for the 2021 “Bikes – Brews – Bites” trails celebration that will be on Saturday, July 17.  The event will be at the Okoboji Brewing Company’s outdoor event space and there will be a great variety of brews, wine and bourbon tasting.  Back Alley BBQ will be providing Read More »

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May Trails Talk

SLHS ‘ART OF WELDING’ CREATES SCULPTURES FOR TRAILHEAD The DCTB was pleased to partner with the Spirit Lake High School Art of Welding class to design and create sculptures that will be included at the Tatanka Ska Trailhead.  As part of their J-term over the winter, 18 students led by instructors Brad Travis and Tyler Read More »

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April Trails Talk

2021 TRAIL DEVELOPMENT PLANS The Dickinson County Trails Board has another year of exciting plans to continue trail development this summer and fall. Through a number of foundation, state and federal grants along with donations to the DCTB development fund, the board is working on goals to add over 3 miles of new trail in Read More »

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March Trails Talk

A TRAIL BENCH STORY The trails’ bench program continues to grow and be a popular opportunity to honor loved ones and friends.  The benches provide rest areas along the trails as well as raising funds for development.  If you are interested in replacing or getting a new bench to honor someone in your life, please Read More »

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February Trails Talk

Bench

A TRAIL BENCH STORY The trails’ bench program continues to grow and be a popular opportunity to honor loved ones and friends.  The benches provide rest areas along the trails as well as raising funds for development.  If you are interested in replacing or getting a new bench to honor someone in your life, please Read More »

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January Trails Talk

Clay County

GRANT AWARDED FOR CONNECTION TO CLAY COUNTY The Iowa Transportation Commission awarded the DCTB $285,690 in Federal Recreational Trails funding for Phase I of the Clay County Connection on January 13. The trail will start at the south end of Milford and be the first segment on the way to connect with the Clay County Read More »

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