Almost every day, Nate makes his way down to the Cheese Press memorial or Diane's Twist ice cream shop where the Appalachian Trail and the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail converge with his bag of trail magic and waits for hikers.
Resident Eileen Quinn said the Appalachian Trail Community Committee has been working hard over the past few months preparing the application and this March, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy gave the town its blessing.
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.