TOWN AND COUNTRY WALK THROUGH THE TOWN OF SHERWOOD: You will walk on country roads, asphalt paths through greenways, sidewalks and quiet streets. The walk passes the Sherwood Heritage Center and Museum where you can see the oldest house in downtown Sherwood and, if the museum is open (Wed. & Sat. from 10am - 4pm), you can see a display about the Atfalati Indians who roamed the Sherwood area long before the first white men came in the 1840's. If the museum is closed, take your time to peek through the windows or sit and enjoy one of the porches. Travel through some nice neighborhoods, visit a pioneer cemetery, see the WWII Memorial Park, Antique Mall ,a historic church, and Sheerwood's library and city hall. This walk has it all: country charm, nice homes, beautiful greenways, and our historic Old Town. 11K, or walk half for a shorter version.
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE (2013) (Tualatin River Refuge) Seasonal - May 1st to September 30th. This is your tour of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, just north of town. You can learn about the refuge and pick up a guide at the Visitor Center (closed Mondays), then follow the directions for the 5k (one loop around the refuge), or do it twice for a 10k hike. Bring your binoculars and enjoy the wildlife and wildflowers
COOK PARK - This route is a new version of an old favorite. The trail consists of sidewalks, asphalt trails, and a short distance of barkdust trail. Enjoy walking into and through Cook Park and passing a wetlands as you exit the park. The trail travels through some quiet residential areas and over a new footbridge over a small wetlands.
BROWNS FERRY PARK WALK - The route is mostly on sidewalks and asphalt trails with some sections of gravel trail. You will discover a greenway trail along the Tualatin River that takes you through Browns Ferry Park and into nice Tualatin neighborhoods. You will also visit Atfalati Park where you can learn about some area history and a few native plants and animals.
HEDGES CREEK WETLANDS WALK -- The route travels on sidewalks, a boardwalk and asphalt and gravel pathways. Follow walkways through the Hedges Creek Wetlands on your way to discover the Tualatin Heritage Center (previously a Methodist Pioneer Church and one of Tualatin's oldest cultural resources). You will pass by the Tualatin Country Club's golf course where you may have to peek through the shrubbery to get a good look at it. Explore Jurgens Park by the Tualatin River. Walk through Winona Cemetery, a pioneer cemetery, where the great great grandson of Daniel Boone is buried. Pass by four of the oldest remaining homes of the original city of Tualatin, walk a trail by the river in Tualatin City Park and walk around the lake at Tualatin Commons to finish.
IBACH PARK AND HIDDEN TUALATIN - Considered to be one of the favorites of the Merrywalkers. Starting at Tualatin's Ibach Park with it's creative playground based on Tualatin's prehistoric and Native American history, walk through pleasant neighborhoods and along some of Tualatin's hidden greenways .
THREE CITIES, THREE PARKS - The trail will take you into Tualatin City Park and across a new footbridge over the Tualatin River and into Cook Park in Tigard. From Cook Park, the trail continues into Durham City Park in Durham. This is a nice walk that you won't want to miss. Many walkers have come back repeatedly to enjoy the trail again. The footbridge across the Tualatin River that makes this walk possible was a venture undertaken by the three cities of Tualatin, Tigard, and Durham.
MEMORIAL AND PARK - Explore the woods and trails in Wilsonville Memorial Park along the Willamette River, and walk through pleasant neighborhoods. This one is rated 1C for woodland trails and one long hill. 5K, or walk it twice for a 9K.
CHARBONNEAU VILLAGE - Visit beautiful Charbonneau Village on the banks of the Willamette River with its peaceful residential streets, gardens, ponds and fountains,and golf course fairways. This is a great walk on a hot day: ffquiet, shady and cool.
GRAHAM OAKS NATURE PARK AND THE COMMUNITY OF VILLEBOIS - This walk takes you on the trails in the recently-opened Graham Oaks Nature Park and, along quiet streets in the lovely community of Villebois. In the summer, enjoy going past the local Farmer’s Market in Villebois and watch how this community grows.
WILSONVILLE WATER TREATMENT PLANT PARK - Starting at Wilsonville's innovative water treatment plant and park walk through pleasant neighborhoods and parks and view the Willamette River.
WILDCATS AND PARKS - Enjoy the beauty of the Linfield College campus and historical buidings. Walk past a lovely golf course and new pedestrian path, and through Discovery Meadows Park. Tour the native plant garden around the library. View the sculptures in historic downtown, along with enjoying your option of visiting wine tasting venues and many find restaurants and shops located here.
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR 2013
OCTOBER 20th: The Soup and Fall Foliage Walk
DECEMBER 7th: The Christmas/Blanket Walk in Sherwood