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St. Johnsbury bike pavilion connects downtown to Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

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The 640-square-foot bike pavilion on Bay Street behind the St. Johnsbury municipal building, just off the Passumpsic River. Officials unveiled it Sept. 26 and hope it can bring visitors downtown from the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Justin Trombly/VTDigger

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

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