History

Trout Run Trail provides local users and visitors alike with increased recreational opportunities.  The trail has been developed to boost tourism in the area, attract more visitors and increase business in area restaurants, hotels, motels, and retail establishments.
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Work on the trail project is being done by a coalition of private citizens in the area, and governmental and non-governmental agencies at the city, county, and state levels. Trails of Winneshiek County (TOW), a group of county citizens, initiated the trail project and has invested thousands of volunteer hours developing and promoting it.
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The City of Decorah, the Decorah Parks and Recreation Board, the Winneshiek County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Hotel/Motel Tax Committee, the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce, Winneshiek County Development, Decorah Jobs, the Winneshiek County Supervisors, the Winneshiek County Conservation Board, the Iowa DNR Fisheries, Iowa DNR Hatchery Management, Iowa DNR Wildlife Management, and Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development are all working together in support of the trail project.

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Numerous landowners have generously provided access through their properties, and corporate and individual donors have stepped up to provide major amounts of capital for the trail.
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The City of Decorah, Winneshiek County, the Iowa DNR, and private landowners share ownership of this trail. Because of the complexity of the ownership, the City of Decorah and Winneshiek County Conservation Board have agreed to maintain the trail.

 

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This website is sponsored by Trails of Winneshiek, a non-profit organization of Winneshiek County citizens who have initiated the trail project and have invested thousands of volunteer hours developing and promoting it.
Contact Trails of Winneshiek through the Winneshiek County Convention and Visitors Bureau at info@visitdecorah.com.
Donations to the Trout Run Trail are handled through the Winneshiek County Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that can be reached at P.O.Box 1176, Waterloo, IA 50704
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