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Dates: 1/3/2020 - 12/31/2020
City / State: ALBANY, OR
Event Name: Carousel in Old Town
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 115848 2020/Y2464
Distance - Trail Ratings: 3k/5k/10k/12k - 1A
Description: Parking is limited around the carousel building, but is available in nearby Monteith park at the foot of Washington St., near the senior center, and along water street. The carousel is closed on Tuesdays, but you may tour the facility on other days and see volunteers painting or carving the new animals that will be added to the carousel. The walk takes you through the historic areas of Albany. The many Challenges will be listed in the registration book. Most are easily found on the route with the exception of the Historic Train Station (1912) on the corner of 5th and Lion streets, now Ciddicci's Pizza or the old St. Francis Hotel on 1st and Ferry, also 1912. The White Spires Albany Presbyterian Church (1891) 5th and Washington. I can say with confidence that this walk has more Special programs and State challenges than any walk in Oregon. Downtown has a wide variety of dining choices.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Carousels Across America, Ice Cream Parlors, Little Free Libraries, Mayflower - 400th Anniversary Walk, Rockin' Around the Clock
Start Times: Dawn to dusk
Location: Pops Branding Iron
Start Point / Driving Directions: 901 Pacific Blvd. SE Albany OR 97321
From I-5: South or North follow signs to City Center after entering pacific Blvd. Continue
on Pacific. POPS BRANDING IRON will be a half block from the traffic light right after the Chevron Station. POPS will be on your Right.
Register at Pops then drive to down town to start the walk from the Carousel. Driving directions will be attached to the map/walk directions.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: All walkers must register pryor to walking. Pets are welcome except in buildings. Cleanup and leash laws apply. Operating times of the Carousel sometimes vary. To call in advance. Phone:(541) 497-2934.
WOC: Antique, Arena, Banks, Barber Shop, Bike Shop, City Hall, Candy Shop, Chinese food, Depots, Dogs, Docks, Entertainment, Emergency, Eyes, Galleries, Gardens, Gargoyles, Historic Homes, Hospitals, Hotel, Images, Italian, Ink, Japanese, Java, Jewelry, Justice, Nuts, Noodles, Nurseries, Overlooks, Parks, Playground, Palm tree, Pedestrian bridge, Quilts. ESVA: Brew, Historic Train Station, (Now Ciddicis Pizza 5th & Lyon), Restaurants.
Host Club: Albany Fitwalkers
Contact: JANET EPPERSON (209) 815-0607
Website: albanyfitwalkers.org
E-Mail Contact: jeoao@aol.com