Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail
The Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail is a wonderful, and newly opened, lakefront trail that stretches 1.5 miles from its trailhead a couple blocks north of City Beach, clear to the adjacent town of Ponderay. Still under development, the trail already makes one of the finest walks or bike rides from downtown Sandpoint, along a very flat and wooded track right along the lake with expansive views east to the Cabinet Mountains. It’s ideal for a stroll or jog or bike ride; there aren’t beaches but in summer the adventurous can find many spots to take a leap into the lake. In winter, the trail makes a fine cross-country ski or snowshoe.
Plans call for trail access in Ponderay in the future, with the goal of connecting communities. Learn more about the trail and the ongoing acquisition and development efforts at Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail website.