Florence Honeyman Park year round walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) rated easy, or 10 km. (6.2 miles) rated moderately easy.
Today, we'll join members of the Yachats Coastal Gems Volkssport Club on their year round walk through beautiful Honeyman State Park just south of Florence. The 5 km. walk stays mostly on the east side of Hwy. 101, walking along the banks of Woahink Lake. The 10 km. route then uses a pedestrian overpass to continue to the west side of the highway, Cleawox Lake and the park campground. Sand dunes, coastal forest, blue water lakes and stone park buildings are highlights of the walk.
Carpools leave the lobby of the Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way in Eugene, at 8 a.m. and return there about 3 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $5 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Florence to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Florence on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 9:45 a.m. at the registration point, The Sportsman sporting goods store at 249 Hwy. 101 just north of the Siuslaw River bridge in Florence. Directions to The Sportsman, along with further details of the 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 "Florence - A Walk by Two Lakes". 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.