Dayton dedicates new trail
Volunteers help pick up road trash
About two dozen citizens gathered at the Dayton Town Hall to do a road cleanup and to dedicate the new Lyman Dayton Town Hall Trail on Saturday, Aug. 27.
The Dayton Trails Committee designed the trail on the 13-acre parcel and created the map with professional help from Ian Grasshoff, with the Waupaca County Land Information Office.
Some of the signs used were recycled from old road signs. Steve and Mary Frings routered the North and South Trail cedar signs.
Boy Scout Troop 643 sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary Magdalene made and installed the bluebird houses and will be making some picnic tables and Aldo Leopold benches over the next couple of years.
“Dogs and people are welcome on the two half-mile branches of the mowed trail,” Town Supervisor Jane Haasch said. “It is an easy walk.”
The town of Dayton and the town’s new trail were named after Lyman Dayton, an early settler. Two of his great-great-great grandchildren, Paul Nulton and John Hoftiezer, live in the township.
The road cleanup was followed by a dedication of the trails led by Town Chairman Dave Armstrong and Haasch, Supervisor John Miller made a community lunch.