Mill Line Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For July 17

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The City of Dalton will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mill Line Trail on Wednesday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held next to the pedestrian bridge across Mill Creek where the Mill Line and Mallard Pass Spur connect. The public is invited to attend.

The Mill Line Trail has been open to the public for several months, but officials have waited until the final details and finishing touches were taken care of before holding an official celebration for the completion of the project. Now that all of the signage and markers along the trail have been installed, that ceremony is now set.

The trail was opened to the public in late March after nearly nine months of construction. Even before it was officially opened, the trail was already getting use from residents eager to walk, run, or ride bikes along the paved trail. In the three months since it was opened, it's been unusual to see the parking lot for the trail empty. The trail receives frequent use from residents and visitors alike. The Mill Line is a paved trail connection between Haig Mill Lake Park and the old Eagle Walk trailhead on Chattanooga Avenue. The Mill Line mostly follows the footprint of the old Eagle Walk Trail, a footpath created by local Boy Scouts along Mill Creek. The trail consists of a 10-foot wide paved trail suitable for bicyclists, runners, and walkers.

Parking for the ceremony will be available in the cleared land off of N. Thornton Avenue near the intersection with the North Dalton Bypass.


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