2022 Downtown Historical Walk brochure

Wells Fargo building in Lebanon Oregon

We had 110 people on our Downtown Historical Walk on December 3. Yowza! In case you didn’t get a brochure at the walk or missed the walk but want the information, here it is! You can scroll through the brochure here or download the PDF by clicking the Download icon at the top of the…

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Our 2023 trail plans start now!

River Park Trail Connection by Santiam River

Dear BLT Supporter, Last year Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) successfully completed the 4,100-foot-long, lighted, Old Mill Trail along the South Santiam River. If you’ve walked that trail, you know that this was a great community effort and a new jewel in our trail necklace. Now we’ve got two trail efforts planned for 2023 and we’re…

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BLT Photo Contest April-May 2022

Bee collecting pollen

Second 2022 Photo Contest – BLT’s Flora and Fauna Safari Submit a photo taken of flora or fauna on any of our BLT trail walks and win! Deadline for submissions extended to May 31, 2022 Take on an adventure in Lebanon, Oregon along the Build Lebanon Trails to explore the flora and fauna of our…

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BLT Photo Contest 2022

photo background saying "your photo here"

Share the Love – Connecting Our Community Submit a photo taken on any of our BLT trail walks and win! Deadline for submissions: Monday, February 28, 2022 Rules Two easy steps! Take a photo on one of the five trail walks on this page. Fill in the online entry form and upload the photo file.…

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The lights are on!

Lights on the Old Mill Trail

The Old Mill Trail is lit UP. That is all. Lights on the Old Mill Trail Lights and bench the Old Mill Trail Recognition Plaza on the Old Mill Trail Lights on the Old Mill Trail Lighting up the kiosk on the Old Mill Trail Photos by Scott Grasley

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Almost Complete and Already Popular: The Old Mill Trail

Old Mill Trail, almost complete

Work is nearly done on Lebanon’s new Old Mill Trail, a paved bicycle-and-pedestrian path connecting Gill’s Landing, at the north end, with Riverview Park, at the south. The wide concrete path parallels the South Santiam River for more than three-fourths mile. The path tops the North-South Dike, or City Dike, which Linn County built after…

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Thanks, Poker Run volunteers and sponsors!

2021 Poker Run shark station

Hello all, I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to each and every one of you who helped to make our 2021 Poker Fun Run a success.  Thank for your sponsorship! Thank you for volunteering your time and letting us use your tables and canopies.  Thank you for flyer distribution throughout our…

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Old Mill Trail area is temporarily closed

Flatbed trailer delivering equipment

The entire area between Gill’s Landing and River View Park (see maps) will be closed to the public for approximately three weeks so that work can be done to prepare for the construction of a paved trail on top of the flood dike this summer. The heavy equipment being used is dangerous and can potentially…

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Fundraising for Old Mill Trail is 100%!

OMT near south trailhead, Mayfly neighborhood

Huzzah! Thank you to the community of Lebanon for your generous donations towards the development of the Old Mill Trail.  With your contributions, we were able to raise $50,000 to qualify for the $50,000 grant match challenge.  Due to your generosity, over $100,000 was raised in just over a year and, when added to other…

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