March of the Munchkins & Cheadle Lake Paddle

Saturday, March 10, 2018

9:00am - 11:00am

And you can rent a canoe or kayak!
(See below)

Build Lebanon Trails is excited to announce our first 2-in-1 community event!  We’lll kick off spring with a kayak or canoe paddle on Cheadle Lake and our first March of the Munchkins.

Kids of all ages are invited to dress up in a costume or uniform representing exploration or outdoor activities.  Children (under 18) who dress up will receive a BLT token and a copy of our Lebanon Explorer’s Guide.

The Lebanon Strawberry Princesses will be present to hand out costume prizes!


Telgenhoff Cheadle Lake heronThe munchkin march will proceed along the paved portion of the North Shore Trail. We’ll look at the plant life and wildlife and search for the rare Oregon pond turtles that live at the lake.


Telgenhoff Cheadle Lake kayak closeupFor those who enjoy being out on the water, we will explore the lake water trail. Bring your kayaks, canoes or other nonmotorized human-propelled watercraft and enjoy the history of the development of Cheadle Lake Park from a different perspective.

If you’re not a munchkin and you don’t paddle, come anyway to join the fun!

Paddlers: Rent a kayak or canoe!

We have negotiated with Peak Sports in Corvallis to provide kayaks and canoes for rental at special rates. To reserve a watercraft to be waiting for you at Cheadle Lake on the morning of the event, please sign up here. Fill out a different form for each watercraft you want to rent. It’s first come first served up to the number of available watercraft. When we reach the maximum available, we’ll let you know. You’ll pay on the day of the event.

Kayak or canoe rental reservation

To cancel reservation up to March 7: Contact Jessica Ruef at

Contact info

Rental interest

Kayaks are sit-on-top. Canoes have a maximum of two people on seats; one or two smaller people can sit on floor, but no padding or back support. Fill out a separate form for each watercraft you want to rent.

How many life jackets do you need?

Specify size for each person in your watercraft, or bring your own. Note that lifejackets are required by law.

(We'll let you know either way when we've exceeded the maximum number of rentals.)

How we'll send you updates about rentals

We will only use this to provide general information about rentals before the event. You can unsubscribe from any future emails about rental each time you receive one.

Special notes

* Please NO dogs at this event.
* Strollers, wagons, tricycles and small bikes with training wheels are welcome. 
* Children on bicycles are required to wear a helmet.
* Dress for the weather.

Where to meet

Cheadle Lake North Shore parking lot (off River Drive).
If you are participating in the Paddle, please meet before 8:45am at the north shore boat launch. Life vests are required for all persons in watercraft.