Milwaukie "Peace" Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
This walk has two 5 km. loops, do one or both:
The Northern Loop follows the paved Trolley Trail to downtown Milwaukie, passing many large sculptures and the Farmer's Market.
The Southern Loop goes past McLoughlin Blvd. shops, then through the Oak Grove District, and returns via the Trolley Trail.
Local Rotary clubs are sponsoring a "Peace Walk" this day, with "Peace Poles" along both routes.
Carpools will leave the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 7 a.m. and return there about 3 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $10 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant along the way back to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Milwaukie on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 9 a.m. at the start point, the SE Park Avenue MAX station at 2750 Park Avenue SE, Milwaukie. Or, they may do the walk on their own, starting from the MAX station anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Directions to the MAX station, and further details of this walk, can be found by clicking on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page and scrolling down to 9/10. 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. The National Events page also has links to Volkswalks in Canada and 47 other countries worldwide.