12:15 pm: LifeSource Natural Foods
Meet on the store’s front patio at 2649 Commercial St. SE. From there, the group will either walk the hills behind the store or go through the historic Pioneer Cemetery. LifeSource rewards each walker with a free piece of fruit when they return from the walk. (Walk leaders: Jim, Rob, and Jaylene)
8:30 am: Saturday Downtown Walk
Start the weekend with a Saturday morning walk in downtown Salem! Meet at the First Christian Church (685 Marion St. NE). The group generally goes across the Union St. pedestrian bridge and through Riverfront Park before returning to the church by 9:30 a.m.–a distance of about 2.5 miles. Other options include Bush’s Pasture Park, the State Capitol, the Saturday farmers’ market, and Wallace Marine Park. If it’s raining, the group can choose to stay indoors and stroll the elevated walkways in the Salem Center mall. (Walk leaders: Dena and Sandi)
9:00 am: Walk with the Chemeketans at Minto-Brown Island Park
Meet at the last parking lot (2200 Minto Island Rd. SW). The walk is a moderate-paced, easy 3-4 mile route. For more information about the Chemeketans, visit www.chemeketans.org. (Walk leader: Laura)
9:30 am: Judson Middle School
Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood from Judson Middle School (4512 Jones Rd. SE). The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you’re coming. (Walk leader: Barbara).