DECORAH, Iowa --- To celebrate the grand opening of Trout Run Trail, the community will host Trail Weekend, a fun-filled event Sept. 22-23.
Construction workers finished all major aspects of the 11-mile loop, including a pedestrian bridge over Iowa Highway 9, earlier this month.
"After more than 10 years of preparation the time has finally come," Mike Huinker, lead trail volunteer, said in a prepared statement.
A schedule follows.
7:30 a.m., Sept. 22, Loop de Loop half marathon and 5K run and walk, Decorah City Hall
To sign up or for information, go online at www.decorahrotary.org.
3 p.m., 400 Block Juggernaut community party, West Water Street
3 p.m., Decorah Open Streets, Claiborne Drive in downtown Decorah
For information, go online at www.decorahopenstreets.com.
1 p.m., art dedication, Decorah Fish Hatchery.
2 p.m., art dedication, along Dug Road Trail
3:30 p.m., trail dedication and donor recognition, Decorah High School
4:30 p.m., honorary walk or bike ride, Trout Run Trail to Highway 9 bridge.
5:30 p.m., ribbon-cutting ceremony, bridge
For information or to volunteer for any event, call the Winneshiek County Convention and Visitors Bureau at (563) 382-2023, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the visitor's center, 507 W. Water St., in Decorah.