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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: McMinnville, OR
Event Name: Heart of Oregon's Wine Country
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106484 2017/Y1916
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10K/5K - 1B
Description: Open 24/7. 10K: historic downtown district, nice older residential areas, Linfield College, & Joe Dancer Park with forested wood chip trail perhaps walked with a companion. Updated 2017 5K focuses on downtown & its public art. Town was runner-up to 2014 Parade Magazine's America's Best Main Street. Three other nearby YREs: Dallas (25 miles SW) & Independence/Monmouth (28 miles south).
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Animal Safari, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Food For Thought, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Register of Historic Places, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, United States Post Offices, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the Path of Inventions, Walking the USA A - Z, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: daily- dawn to dusk
Location: McMenamin's Hotel Oregon
Start Point / Driving Directions: 310 NE Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128, (503)472-8427. Going North on 99W (Baker St), right on 3rd. Going South on 99W (Adams St), left on 3rd. Parking garage at 5th/Davis. Use Evans entrance of Hotel; walk box located at right of information table opposite registration desk.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Downtown Farmer's Market on Thursday from mid-May to mid-October. Town (Yamhill Co.) is often featured in Sunset Magazine for its unique stores/restaurants.

Present Challenges: World Wide: Bakeries, Birds & Beasts, Libraries; Walk Oregon Challenges: Antique Shops, Auditoriums, Banks, Barber Shops, Bed & Breakfast, Bicycle Shops, Candy Shops, City Halls, Counties (Yamhill), COW, Deli's, Depots, Dog-Related, Emergency, Engines, Entertainment, Firehouses, Gallery, Gardens, Historic Houses, Hospitals, Hotels, Klubs, Landmarks, Libraries, Monuments, Murals, Watering Holes, Waterways, Sticks & Stones
Host Club: Willamette Wanderers
Contact: Julia Westerberg (541) 967-3001
Website: www.willwander.weebly.com
E-Mail Contact: pjwesterberg@comcast.net