Albany Talking Waters year round walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
These walks include the Talking Waters Garden (a 50 acre wetlands park), the Waverly Lake Park, two Swan Lakes, and residential neighborhoods. Colorful Spring landscaping enhances the routes.
Carpools will leave the Willamalane Adult Activities Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 2 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $5 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Albany to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Albany on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 9 a.m. at the start point, the Holiday Inn Express at 105 Opal Court NE, east of I-5 in Albany. Directions to the hotel, 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 "Albany - Talking Waters". 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.