BLT News

River Park Trail Connection by Santiam River

Our 2023 trail plans start now!

By Rodney Sell / November 20, 2022

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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Bee collecting pollen

BLT Photo Contest April-May 2022

By Christine Davies / March 31, 2022

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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photo background saying "your photo here"

BLT Photo Contest 2022

By Christine Davies / February 5, 2022

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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Lights on the Old Mill Trail

The lights are on!

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 7, 2021

The Old Mill Trail is lit UP. That is all. Photos by Scott Grasley

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Conversion Brewing and Strawberry Plaza

Repeat the Lebanon Historical Walk as a self-guided tour!

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 6, 2021

If you missed the tour, use the tour pamphlet to create your own self-guided tour.

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Old Mill Trail, almost complete

Almost Complete and Already Popular: The Old Mill Trail

By Linda Ziedrich / October 3, 2021

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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2021 Poker Run shark station

Thanks, Poker Run volunteers and sponsors!

By Jessica Ruef / September 19, 2021

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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Flatbed trailer delivering equipment

Old Mill Trail area is temporarily closed

By Thad Nelson / May 20, 2021

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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OMT near south trailhead, Mayfly neighborhood

Fundraising for Old Mill Trail is 100%!

By Jessica Ruef / April 7, 2021

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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BLT Family Bug Crawl August 2019 #18

Build Lebanon Trails – Looking ahead to events in 2021

By Jessica Ruef / February 6, 2021

When the public gathering restrictions are lifted, you can expect us to be shouting for joy and releasing a schedule of upcoming events! Here are the trail education events we are optimistic about being able to hold this year:

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