ST. JOHNSBURY — A pavilion for bikers now sits at the easternmost end of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, the latest puzzle piece in turning a long-blighted stretch of riverfront land into a town recreation corridor.
Town officials on Sept. 26 unveiled the wooden, 640-square-foot pavilion on Bay Street behind the St. Johnsbury municipal building, just off the Passumpsic River.
The pavilion connects the Three Rivers Bike Path — the first 1.5 miles of the 93-mile rail trail — to the downtown. And local leaders are optimistic the new feature will attract tourists.
“Now we’ve got the trailhead there, which I think is one of the keys to bring the Lamoille Valley