The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Michele Smith
The Times 

Open house for the Touchet Valley Trail held in Dayton

Same information shared in Waitsburg


September 26, 2019

Tracy Thompson

Experts in Quality of Life, Safety and Transportation, and Operations and Maintenance were on hand to field questions from the attendees at open houses in Dayton and in Waitsburg for the Touchet Valley Trail.

DAYTON-Roughly ninety people attended the Touchet Valley Trail open house, at the fairgrounds Pavilion, in Dayton, on Monday, Sept. 16.

Joy Smith President of the Waitsburg Commercial Club spoke to the attendees about the importance of outdoor recreation and trails to the economic vitality, health, and safety, of the local communities.

Smith said she ran an overnight rental for seven years, in Waitsburg, and two thirds of the overnight guests came with bicycles. Also ten percent of renters were interested in equestrian facilities.

"Outdoor recreation is a 22 billion dollar business in the s...

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