WARROAD, Minnesota – A groundbreaking ceremony for a new multi-use trail between Warroad and the Beltrami Island State Forest is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the intersection of State Highways 11 and 313.
When complete, the 16-mile trail, originating in Warroad, will provide opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation including biking, bird watching, skiing, snowshoeing, running, walking and hiking. connection with the forest on all-terrain motorized vehicles, according to a press release from Warroad Community Development.
WCD, in partnership with the City of Warroad, will host Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony. Local and state representatives, as well as representatives of sponsoring organizations, will be present. The event is open to the public and parking is available on the west side of the Wm. S. Marvin Training and Visitor Center parking lot, where ATV shuttle service will be provided to the trailhead.
The event marks the start of work to create a trail from Warroad to Beltrami Island State Forest, and the project is divided into three phases:
- Phase I: Warroad to Beltrami Island State Forest multi-use trail.
- Phase II: Improved safe walking and cycling access to neighborhoods in the Warroad area, the Warroad Public School Complex and the Commercial District.
- Phase III: Connecting Warroad Trailhead with the resorts of Rainy River and Lake of the Woods County.
This first phase is made possible by a grant from the Federal Recreational Trail and support provided by the City of Warroad, LifeCare Medical Center, Marvin, Polaris, Roseau County, Warroad Area Community Fund and Warroad Community Development.