The town hopes to become an official Appalachian Trail Community in March.
Earlier this year, a group of residents came together with the intention of putting Cheshire on the map using something that is already here.
Those hiking the Appalachian Trail will know they'll be welcomed with open arms when they stop in town.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has designed Dalton an Appalachian Trail Community, just the third town in the Berkshires to receive that designation. Great Barrington and North Adams are the other two in the Berkshires with such designation.
Cheshire officials had hoped to capture up to $600,000 to help low- to medium-income homeowners make upgrades to their homes.
But last week's list of Community Development Community Block Grant beneficiaries didn't have the town listed.
More than 400 long-distance hiking enthusiasts and Appalachian Trail thru-hikers will pass through Williamstown this weekend for the 35th annual Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association Gathering.
Hikers from all over the country will travel to Carmelite Fields this Columbus Day weekend, some by car and some by foot, for a homecoming of sorts.
Hannah Cochran is a hiker through and through, but she is not a "thru-hiker," not technically, at least not in her opinion.
Others would differ with the Pownal, Vt., resident and Mount Greylock Regional School graduate.
The city on Saturday became an Appalachian Trail Community, the second in Massachusetts and the 39th along the nation's longest hiking trail.
The three-year effort toward the designation was spearheaded by Joshua Moran, a neighbor of the trail and a city councilor, who sees the trail's presence as a major factor in presenting the city as the state's "outdoor capital."