Senior Healthy Hikers, Minto-Brown Island Bridge Walk: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 9AM-5PM

09/18/2017 - 9:00am
09/18/2017 - 5:00pm
Senior Healthy Hikers, Minto-Brown Island Bridge Walk: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

Minto-Brown Island Bridge Walk

When: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 124 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: Mostly flat
  • Suggested donation per hiker: $12

This three-mile walk, on paved paths, begins at the "Carousel" at Riverfront Park in Salem and ends at a picnic area near the Willamette Slough. We will circle "the world" before crossing the new Peter Courtney Minto-Brown Island Bridge. It spans the Willamette River and connects with a 1,200-acre waterfowl and wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary has a variety of habitats that support many different wildlife species. Along the way, look for rabbits, raptors, bald eagles, osprey, owls, river otters, and deer. Listen for downy, hairy and Pileated woodpeckers, the largest woodpecker in North America.

We will eat our sack lunch at the Willamette Slough picnic area. Wear comfortable walking shoes, pack a lunch, and bring water and snacks. We will park at Riverfront Park and have a car shuttle parked on the island to bring drivers back to their cars to pick up their passengers on the island.

For more information about this hike please contact Ruth Cummins at 503-926-4840 or; or Ron Janzen at 503-333-8419 or

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

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