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Ferry County Rail Trail trestle decked, ready to ride

Work to re-deck the Ferry County Rail Trail's trestle across the north end of Curlew Lake was completed in spring of 2014. (Ferry County Rail Trail Partners)
Work to re-deck the Ferry County Rail Trail's trestle across the north end of Curlew Lake was completed in spring of 2014. (Ferry County Rail Trail Partners)

TRAILS -- The Ferry County Rail Trail's Curlew Lake Trestle across the north end of the great fishing lake has been re-decked and is being opened for public use.

Ferry County Rail Trail Partners and the county commissioner’s Rail Corridor Committee will dedicate the bridge at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the east end of the trestle.

The Ferry County Rail Trail runs 28.5 miles on an abandoned railway from the U.S.-Canada border to an existing trail at Republic, the county seat. Some portions of the trail are in good condition for mountain biking while some stretches are still rough.  The stretch north from Curlew is especially nice as it follows the Kettle River.

"This project represents the culmination of several years of planning and effort by local, state and federal agencies and volunteers who are working together to improve the Ferry County Rail-Trail," the Rail Trail Partners said in a media release.

Refreshments will be served after the ceremony refreshments followed by a group hike on the trail 2.5 miles to Black’s Beach.




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