“Members of the Upper Valley Rugby Club complete the season at the MRG Pocket Park with mulching, raking, and general clean up. The UVRC has adopted the Pocket Park and its members are becoming quite knowledgeable about planting, fertilizing, mulching, and general plant maintenance. We couldn’t do it without them!” – Cindy Heath
On October 26,the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department organized a workday on the Mascoma River Greenway. Volunteers from the Valley Bible Church in White River Junction joined trail enthusiasts from Lebanon to help install five more benches along the MRG, bringing the total number to six. In addition, volunteers pulled weeds which were encroaching on the trail, applied preservative to the wooden railings and helped to anchor the umbrella sculpture which sits near the Mascoma River. Going forward, there is a hope that the City can recruit individuals and organizations to take responsibility to maintain a short section of the trail on a year-round basis. – Rainie Kelly
Thanks to all who vounteered! Good to know the shifting Umbrella sculpture is now anchored in place!
Looking north from the MRG bridge over the Mascoma River
Free Fall MRG Walk – Friday, October 25th 10am to 11am, Mascoma River Greenway; For all ages. Stretch those legs this Fall and enjoy foliage along the MRG. Bring a water bottle, chat with other community members and make some friends! Meet at the Leb Rec Office in River Valley Community College. Register online at LebanonNH.com/Register.
Volunteer Day on the Greenway – Saturday, October 26th 9am to 12pm, Mascoma River Greenway; Interested in volunteering on the Mascoma River Greenway? Contact Krissy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Do you have photos and/or stories of wildlife seen on the MRG? We’d love to add them to our collection on the MRG Wildlife page. Please send to mcgovern.patricia(at)gmail.com
The folks in Lebanon Recreation & Parks wear many hats, and today, some were wearing their bench-installation hats. Thanks to Doug McGrath and Krissy Flythe, we now have a bench installed on the western end of the MRG, near the umbrella sculpture, and almost ready for use. Rest and enjoy the beautiful view of the river!
Mascoma River Greenway Co-Chair, Frank Gould, has created a new MRG Quest for Vital Communities. Can you fill in the blanks? Find the historical markers? Complete the Quest?
This Quest takes you on the Mascoma River Greenway. You will discover
hidden parts of Lebanon and lovely views of the river. The length of the
Greenway is 2.5 miles one way. This is a great Quest to do on a bike!
Click here to view/print the clues and map for this quest.
And you can get a little bit of Lebanon’s railroad history here.
Kids of all ages and abilities are welcome to explore the Mascoma River Greenway during LebFest, Saturday, at 3:30 pm. The group will leave from the Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association tent (corner of the Lebanon Green closest to the fire department.) Members of the UVMBA and a police escort will be part of the trip.
Leb Fest:A Festival for Everyone: Food trucks, Music, Games, and More! Admission is FREE!
> Chili Competition feat. Local Restaurants from 2:30–4:00 PM
> Raq-on Dance at 2:15pm
> Reckless Breakfast at 3pm
> Jake Willeman & Friends at 4:30pm
> Tuck Rock Dojo at 5:15pm
> Dartmouth Rockapellas at 6pm
Brooks Hubbard Band in Concert at 7:00pm
(Concert admission is $10 and will be held in the First Congregational Church by Colburn Park)
BUY CONCERT TICKETS HERE: