BLT News

Donaca house, 2017 Historic Tour

Historical Downtown Walk

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 24, 2018

Get a glimpse into Lebanon’s past and listen to some old times tales as we visit some of the wonderful historical buildings in the downtown area of Lebanon.  A very popular walk, sign up early at our booth to use one of our whisper speakers so you don’t miss any of the walk leader’s great…

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2017 Northside Community Trail event

Northside Community Trail

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 24, 2018

We’ll walk along the popular but not widely recognized trail segment running along the length of the north end of town, connecting our industrial, educational and health campuses! We’ll use listening devices as we walk so you can hear about features of the trail. We’ll pass some scenic waterside vistas and wildlife viewing areas.

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2018 Paws on the Pavement event

Paws on the Pavement and Kids Costume Walk

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 24, 2018

Have a pooch or a kiddo that needs to burn off some energy? This event includes obstacles/agility challenges for the dogs and a kids costume walk.  Prizes for costumed pets and their companions.  All ages welcome!

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2016 West River Trail walk

West River Trail

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 24, 2018

We’ll walk along what will be a major piece of the trail system connecting the east side of Lebanon from Cheadle Lake Park to Marks Slough Trail.  This trail follows the dikes along the South Santiam River.

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Bee collecting pollen

Family Bug Crawl

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 24, 2018

This is a brand new event!  Join us and entomologist Richard Little as we seek out the often-overlooked wildlife living along the riparian and urban boundaries near our trails. Expect to be thrilled and maybe chilled by the creepy crawlers we will be encountering. P.S. You don’t have to be a family to love this…

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2018 Trail Tour by Bicycle

Trail Tour by Bicycle

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 24, 2018

Come get your pedal on and join us as we bicycle along existing and proposed segments of the Lebanon Trails System plan. This is the best way to get a comprehensive view of Lebanon’s existing and planned trail system! The ride will be about 18 miles long and take about 4 hours. We will ride at…

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2018 Strawberry Festival Parade

Strawberry Festival Parade Participation

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 24, 2018

Walk and roll with us as we participate in the annual Strawberry Festival Parade!  There is talk that we may try to choreograph a dance routine this year. Come meet the face of Lebanon by joining us and other Strawberry Adventurers for Lebanon’s biggest yearly event!

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2018 Cheadle Lake Run/Walk/Kids Obstacle Dash

10th Annual Cheadle Lake Fun Run/Walk/Kid’s Obstacle Dash

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 23, 2018

Build Lebanon Trails’ only fund-raising event each year.  Family-oriented fun.  Free online registration for the first 150 kids (up to 10 years old) for the kids’ obstacle dash.  We welcome participants and volunteers to join us in raising funds for trail development. Go to the Cheadle Lake Run website for more information.

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2018 Peterson Butte hike

Peterson Butte Hike 2019

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 23, 2018

This hike is not on the Lebanon trail plan but it is a definite crowd pleaser!  This is a difficult hike to the top of Peterson Butte on private property, but those who make it are rewarded with a spectacular view. The hike covers a distance of 3.2 miles round trip with an elevation gain of…

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Kayaks on Cheadle Lake March 2018

Cheadle Lake Water Trail Paddle 2019

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 23, 2018

Bring your kayak, canoe or other nonmotorized watercraft and join us as we follow the water trail on Cheadle Lake.  This trip definitely gives you a new perspective of this portion of the park!

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