Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Year Round Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
Walk on city streets and sidewalks through parks, the restored Chambers Railroad Covered Bridge and the Centennial (pedestrian) covered bridge. Visit downtown Cottage Grove, an All-American City.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 1 p.m. A nominal carpool fee will be agreed upon between the driver and the carpoolers. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Cottage Grove to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Cottage Grove on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 8:30 a.m. at the registration point, the Middlefield Golf Course Pro Shop, 91 Village Dr., Cottage Grove (east of the freeway). Directions to the golf course, 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 "Cottage Grove - Covered Bridges". 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 lists Volkswalks in Canada and 45 other countries.