5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy, through farm fields and a grassy area.
This one-day-a-year event, where we can walk through the iris fields, coincides with the Keizer Iris Festival. In addition to the iris fields, we also walk through the 10-acre Display Garden, full of a variety of flowering plants and trees, truly a beautiful place.
Carpools will leave the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 3 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $5 to help cover car expenses. After the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Salem or Albany to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Keizer on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 9:30 a.m. at the start point, which is the Schreiners's Iris Garden, 3625 Quinaby Road NE, Keizer. Or, they may do the walk on their own, starting at the Garden anytime between 9 a.m. and noon.
Directions to the iris garden, 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 5/19. 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 over 40 other countries.
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