Open house for the Touchet Valley Trail held in Dayton
Same information shared in Waitsburg
September 26, 2019
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...