MRG – A Work in Progress

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Kiosks are being repaired and built – they will display the above map and other items of interest.
  3. Benches are purchased and awaiting installation. 
  4. 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.

One response to “MRG – A Work in Progress

  1. richard john staddon

    Thank you to everyone who is involved with this wonderful endeavor. My son graduated from Dartmouth about 4 years ago which brought us to this area. To say the least it is a GEM. GOD BLESS and I can’t wait to get back up there.

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