5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
This walk is called "Go Nuts in Donald" as it coincides with the town's Hazelnut Festival. The walk is on sidewalks and street shoulders, passing a Classic Car Show and viewing most of the small town. A parade begins at 11 a.m.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 7 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 somewhere on the way home to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Donald on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 9 a.m. at the start point, the GK Machine, Inc., building at 10590 Donald Rd. NE in Donald. Or they may choose to do the walk on their own, starting from GK Machine anytime between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Directions to GK Machine, Inc., and further details on this walk, can be found by clicking on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page and scrolling down to 7/9. 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.