Row River Trail Year Round Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), rated easy.
The Row River Trail along Dorena Lake is a paved section of the former Bohemia Mines Railroad. Today's walk starts at Harm's Park and continues along the lake to Bake Stewart Park, then retraces its steps back to Harm's Park. The walk along the lake is beautiful at all times of the year.
Carpools will leave the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 9 a.m. and return there about 2:30 p.m. Each rider pays the driver a nominal amount by consensus with the driver. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Cottage Grove to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Cottage Grove on their own should plan to meet the group at about 9:30 a.m. at the registration point, the Middlefield Village Golf Course Pro Shop at 91 Village Drive, Cottage Grove (east of the freeway). Specific directions to the Pro Shop, along with 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 "Cottage Grove - Row River Trail/Dorena Lake". 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 at the top left of this page, then "Events" and following the prompts. Locations of Volkswalks in 40 countries worldwide can be found by clicking on "IVV Internationaler" under "Events".