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A noon dedication ceremony for the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail is slated for Thursday, November 13—marking the official opening of the almost 1.5 mile shoreline trail to the public.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony that will take place about a 1/4 of a mile down the trail on the symbolic property line between the cities of Sandpoint and Ponderay. These two cities, with support from the Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail, the Idaho Conservation League and others, collaborated to create the trail that now provides fantastic recreational opportunities, safe access to Lake Pend Oreille and an alternative non-motorized greenway.

Short speeches by local elected officials from Sandpoint, Ponderay and Bonner County will be followed by a guided walk down the length of the trail by Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Board members. Additionally, the Friend’s “Cairn of Thanks” will be unveiled and the trail’s many supporters will be recognized and thanked.

Following the dedication, a “Toast the Trail” celebration at the Pend d’Oreille Winery will take place from 5—8 pm the same afternoon—see below.