Albany Talking Waters Year Round Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
This walk features the Talking Waters Garden, Waverly Lake Park, and two Swan Lakes, all connected by Cox Creek; it also goes through some nice residential neighborhoods.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activities Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 9 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 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 about 10 a.m. at the registration point, the Holiday Inn Express at 105 Opal Court NE, just east of I-5 in Albany. Exact directions to the hotel, 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. The National Events page also has links to Volkswalks in Canada and 43 other countries.