Silverton Year Round walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
Walk through the historic downtown viewing 20 murals, including the wonderful Norman Rockwell "Four Freedoms" mural. Walk south of town to the Oregon Garden, which includes a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home. Back in downtown again, walk through the covered bridge over Silver Creek and enjoy the city park.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 4 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $5 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Silverton or Salem to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Silverton on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 9:45 a.m. at the start point, the Safeway Store at 301 Westfield Street, Silverton. Directions to the Safeway Store, and further details of this walk, can be found by clicking on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page, then "Year Round Events" and scrolling down to "Silverton - Mural City U.S.A.". Alternately, the same information on this and thousands of other Volkswalks and Volksbikes throughout the United States can be obtained by clicking on the "National Events" bar on this page and following the prompts. The National Events page also has a link to Volkswalks in Canada and 40 other countries (click on "About Us" and "IVV Website").