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

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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…

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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…

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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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Dickinson County Trails Board Seeking City of Spirit Lake Representative

Click ‘READ MORE’ for link to application. Dickinson County Trails Board is seeking applicants to consider for appointment to represent the City of Spirit Lake on the trails board.  The Mission of the DCTB is to acquire, develop, preserve and improve multi-purpose recreational trails in Dickinson County and to cooperate with adjoining counties in the…

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September 2023 Trails Talk

 TRAIL PROJECTS UPDATE The Iowa Great Lakes Trails system continues to see significant growth with two major projects that are adding over 6 miles of new trail development on Tatanka Ska Trace. In late July, finishing touches were completed on the first project that starts at Market Street in Lake Park and travels east 3.7…

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August 2023 Trails Talk

 2023 SPORTSMAN’S TIKI RIDE A HUGE SUCCESS Left: Dan, Dave and Donnie Tryon from Sportsman’s Pub present DCTB representatives Erin Reed and Yvonne Taylor with a check from the 2023 Tiki Ride. The Tiki Ride keeps growing and the 9th annual ride proved that as the most successful yet. The event, held on August 5,…

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July 2023 Trails Talk

BIKES-BREWS-BITES & $5,000 JULY CHALLENGE The 2023 Bikes – Brews – Bites trails celebration held on July 21 was a big success and the DCTB extends our gratitude to all who supported the event through attendance, donations and sponsorships. There was an incredible response from area businesses, volunteers and donors that made this fun event…

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7/10/2023 STORM UPDATE

7/10/23 STORM UPDATE: There are trees down on the Spine Trail between McDonald’s and the YMCA. Other areas may be affected by the storm and we will have a crew clearing the trails ASAP as we get reports. Thank you for your patience while we get things open again!      

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June 2023 Trails Talk

2023 BIKES~BREWS~BITES FUNDRAISER The Dickinson County Trails Board invites you to enjoy a great evening of celebrating and supporting our wonderful trails on Friday, July 21, 2023. The event will take place at the Maser Monarch Lodge where you will be treated to tasty bites from Back Alley BBQ, live music and a variety of…

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