Canby - Dahlia Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
The 5 km. walk is through the extensive dahlia fields (100's of varieties) and through residential areas. The 10 km. walk continues partly on a section of the Mollala Forest paved walk/bike path.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activities 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 on the way back to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Canby on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 10 a.m. at the start point, the Swan Island Dahlia Farm, 995 NW 22nd Avenue, Canby. Or, they may opt to do the walk on their own, starting from the Dahlia Farm anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Directions to the Dahlia Farm, and further details of this walk, can be found by clicking on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page and scrolling down to 9/8. 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, then "Events" and following the prompts. The National Events page also has a link to Volkswalks in Canada and 39 other countries (click on "About Us" and "IVV Website").