Albany Year Round Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
This morning, we'll join members of the Albany Fitwalkers Volkssport Club to do their Talking Waters year round walk. The walks go through the namesake Talking Waters Gardens, the Waverly Lakes Park, two Swan Lakes, and pleasant residential neighborhoods.
Carpools will form at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 1:30 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $5 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in 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 9 a.m. at the registration point, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel at 105 Opal Court NE, Albany (east side of I-5). From there, it is a short drive to the start point at Waverly Park.
Directions to the Holiday Inn Express, 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 "Albany - Talking Waters". 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. This website also lists Volkswalks in Canada and in over 40 other countries.