Spotted Turtle Trail


Help Make the 15 Mile Spotted Turtle Trail a Reality!
The proposed 15-mile Spotted Turtle Trail in Dayton is one step closer to reality. Three miles of trail was recently opened with the ribbon cutting for Phase I. Phase 2 is now underway.
Q. How many 15-mile trails do we have in the Dayton area that doesn’t include road walking or long stretches on a paved bike path?
A. None! It’s time we have one.
But it won’t happen without support from community members like you. No sirree!
Please donate to the Spotted Turtle Trail Fund and help make this trail a reality. An anonymous Dayton Hikers member has agreed to match your donation dollar for dollar up to $1,000.How cool is that?
The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association has an ambitious five-phase plan to build a 15-mile trail from Rotary Park in Beavercreek to Pearl’s Fen in Fairborn. Sweet!
The $125,000 needed for Phase 2 will be used as a 25% match to obtain a $500,000 grant. So, every $1 you donate gets doubled and then quadrupled resulting in over $8 going to build the Spotted Turtle Trail. Can you believe that?
The funds go towards building the trail, for bridges, boardwalks, signage, educational signs, and restoring prairies along the route. This is stuff we hikers love!
Your donations to the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association, a 501(c) 3 organization, are tax-deductible and help the Dayton Hikers group reach Gold Sponsorship Level. Oh, and you’ll also be helping preserve wetlands which are some of the most important ecosystems on earth. Nice!
Make your donation here to double your dollars:
Thank you for your support of our local trails!
Andy Niekamp
Group Organizer
Dayton Hikers
Life Member – Beaver Creek Wetlands Association