Last year, Whitfield County voters approved a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) that will build a new recreation complex at Haig Mill Lake. Work wont begin on that for a few years, but Dalton city officials are already looking to construct a hiking and walking trail that will run along Mill Creek and link Haig Mill Lake to the citys Crown Mill Village area.
We are really excited about both of those projects, said Mayor Dennis Mock. We think it will be a big game changer for the city, not only giving our local residents more things to do but giving us a unique attraction that can bring in people from outside Dalton and Whitfield County.
Five years ago, city officials announced plans for a series of biking and walking trails connecting the Crown Mill area to downtown Dalton branching out into a number of different directions, ultimately linking to Mill Creek, Mount Rachel and Heritage Point Park and to what city officials called the areas crown jewel, Haig Mill Lake. They referred to these areas as the citys green hat.
Since then, theyve opened a 1.8-mile hiking and biking trail on Mount Rachel, funded solely through state ...