Salem - Capital and Governor's Mansion Year Round Walk
6 km. (3.7 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
The 6 km. route goes to Bush Park and through residential areas to the Governor's Mansion. The 10 km. route continues from there to include downtown Salem, the State Capitol, Willamette University, and the Bush House.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activities Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 3:30 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $5 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Salem or Albany to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Salem on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 9:40 a.m. at the start point, the Salem Hospital at 890 Oak Street SE in Salem. Directions to the hospital, 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 "Salem - Capital/Governor's Mansion". 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, 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:).