This is a great walk if you work in the area or want a nice walk using a stroller. It’s all sidewalks and little traffic so it’s quiet too. The walk loops around a business park. There’s even a nice hill for a good workout.
Easy to find and navigate
Plenty of parking
Could even grab a snack at the coop after :0)
1/2 hour to 45 min. depending on ability and stops.
Easy/moderate. There are hills but they are but they are gradual. Main road loop is 1 mile.
Definitely. All sidewalks.
Getting to the Walk
Turn into Centerra Park where the Lebanon Co-Op is, which is across the street from the main road to Dartmouth Hitchcock. You’ll veer to the left and turn right into the co-op parking lot.
Tip: If you park in the back towards the road and Margarita’s you’ll be the closest to a sidewalk to start the walk. This is the view of the place where you’d cross the road from across the street; the parking lot is on the right and Margaritas is on the left.
On the Walk
The walk starts out flat. As you can see it’s quite pretty.
I got a beautiful view of the mountains in the distance. What a gorgeous day for a walk. I loved feeling all toasty in the sunshine. Walk for a few minutes and the sidewalk will change sides. You’ll be crossing near the Residence Inn.
At Evergreen Center past the courthouse the sidewalk changes sides again. The walks starts to go uphill at this point too.
As I walked there were people alone or in groups doing a lunch break walk. It was nice to see people out and enjoying the sunshine and some exercise. This did not make it busy though.
At the top of the hill you can continue towards Novell for an extended loop (left picture) or you can take a right and and continue along the main road (right picture). I chose to do the extended loop (adds another 1/2 mile + another optional 1/4 mile extension if you choose).
As you continue up you’ll come to a lovely shaded spot
Shortly thereafter you’ll come to a cul de sac.
I chose to cross the street and walk down this sidewalk.
After you navigate around the building, you’ll see the sidewalk at this business’ entrance.
At this point you can choose to turn right and do another 1/4 mile extension, which I did (below), or you can choose to go back to the main road and turn left (above).
As you make your way back to the main road that looks like the photo below, you’ll go past River Valley Club on your right. There is a long stretch of flat before it goes up an incline and then starts descending to the end of the walk.
You’ll see a hotel on your left as you go down the hill and the main intersection at the bottom beyond the stop sign.
I turned right into the parking lot of the Centerra marketplace and walked back to my car by the businesses.
It was a relaxing and fun loop to do when you want to avoid getting bit by bugs and soak up some sun. Next time I’ll try the bottom loop with the look out and find the picnic tables on the map.