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2019-12 Downtown historical walk Kuhn Theater

Historical Downtown Walk 2020

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 8, 2019

This very popular annual walk has grown in depth and popularity.  BLT is proud to have initiated the collaboration with the Lebanon Downtown Association, Lebanon Museum, and Lebanon Community Development Department to present a glimpse into Lebanon’s past as we visit several of the interesting historical buildings in the downtown area of Lebanon. We’ll be…

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Northside Community Trail 2019

Northside Community Trail and Campus Connections

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 8, 2019

We’ll walk along our popular but not readily recognized trail running along the length of the north end of town connecting our industrial, educational and health campuses.  Along the way we’ll visit several gardens, including Lebanon’s own internationally recognized Japanese Healing Garden.

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Doggie in costume

Paws on the Pavement and Kids Costume Walk 2020

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 5, 2019

Have a pooch or kiddo that needs to burn off some energy? This event includes obstacles/agility challenges for the dogs as we stroll this lovely segment of the trail system.  Have your child put their trick-or-treat costume to the test and participate in the kids’ costume walk.  Prizes for all costumed participants.  All ages welcome…

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2019-09 West River Trail crew

West River Trail 2020

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 5, 2019

We’ll walk along what will be a major and scenic piece of the trail system connecting the east side of Lebanon from Cheadle Lake Park to Marks Slough Trail, with only two street crossings!  This trail has dirt and gravel segments and follows the dikes and flood plain along the South Santiam River.  This segment…

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2019 Bug Crawl event start

Family Bug Crawl 2020

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 5, 2019

Join entomologist Richard Little for a second year as he helps us seek out the often-overlooked miniature wildlife living along the riparian and urban boundaries near our trails. Expect to be thrilled and maybe chilled by the creepy crawling-digging-flying critters we will be encountering.  Dr. Little is full of fun facts and you’ll see the…

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2019-07 Bike event intro

Trail Tour by Bicycle 2020

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 5, 2019

Come get your pedal on as we bicycle existing and proposed segments of the Lebanon Trails System Plan.  This ride is a lot of fun. Estimated length of ride is 12-16 miles depending on participant group composition.  See the notes in the sidebar for important information.  

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2019-06 BLT Strawberry Parade crew

Strawberry Festival Parade Participation 2020

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 4, 2019

This event is well worth the trouble of getting to our spot in the parade line-up! This is a chance to experience a parade from the inside out. Join us as we walk the 2.5-mile parade route as part of Lebanon’s biggest yearly event. See the face of Lebanon and our trail users as you…

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2019 Kids Obstacle Dash

11th Annual Cheadle Lake Fun Run/Walk/Kid’s Obstacle Dash

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 3, 2019

  Build Lebanon Trails biggest fund-raising event each year.  Family oriented fun.  Free on-line 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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2019 Peterrson Butte peak view

Peterson Butte Hike 2020

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 3, 2019

This hike is not part of the trail system plan but it is a definite crowd pleaser!  The view can be spectacular…or encased in clammy fog. It’s worth the trip to find out. Warning:  This is a difficult, steep hike on varied natural terrain. The trail is often wet or muddy and, there is poison…

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Launch from boat ramp

Cheadle Lake Water Trail Paddle 2020

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 3, 2019

Bring your kayak, canoe, or other non-motorized watercraft and join us as we follow the water trail on Cheadle Lake. Learn about the history of this natural lake within the city limits and the development of this crown jewel of the Lebanon trail system plan.  This trip definitely gives you a new perspective of this…

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