The Mascoma River Greenway is still a work in progress. The closing of the tunnel under Lebanon’s downtown mall has stymied our linking to the Northern Rail Trail; renovations of the tunnel and the mall are scheduled for summer 2020. The connection to White River Junction on the western end is still in search of a solution. There are other items on the drawing table:
- A map of the MRG with parking and access points and distances between points is being created by Dartmouth’s Thayer School students who have demonstrated a particular skill in developing maps. Way-finding signage is also in progress.
- Kiosks are being repaired and built – they will display the above map and other items of interest.
- Benches are purchased and awaiting installation.
- A pollinator corridor is being created. There are currently four gardens with more plantings planned. (More info)
The MRG is a well-used and much enjoyed resource and will continue to improve over time. In the meantime, it has been great to see runners, bikers, dog walkers, baby strollers, roller-bladers, birders, wildflower enthusiasts, skateboarders, skate-skiers, snow-shoers, cross-country skiers, and young children learning to ride bikes, all actively enjoying this wonderful resource.