Dayton Water Trail Project

Dayton Water Trail Project

The City of Dayton is working with MSA Professional Services to develop a designated water route intended to be used by small boats such as canoes and kayaks. Water trails allow users of ranging abilities the option to access the water safely by providing ADA compliant access points and assures users of a path to follow that will bring them back to key access points on and off the trail.

The planning effort will provide a vision, action plan, and funding options for development of a water trail that allows users of ranging abilities safe access to the water and connects paddlers to businesses for food/drink, rentals, sporting gear, etc. in Dayton. The four bodies of water we are considering for part of the trail include:

  • Mississippi River
  • Crow River
  • Diamond Lake
  • French Lake

This project will both expand recreation opportunities in Dayton and positively impact the local economy. With more people spending time outdoors, and opportunities for recreation being an important factor when people make decisions about where to live, now is the right time to start building momentum on these efforts.

Please visit our project website for more information.