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Community Walking & Hiking

Fairhaven Walking Club Walks– Sponsored by Fairhaven Runners & Walkers

Join in the fun and good exercise at a Welcoming Walk or Pick Up the Pace Walk that occur a couple times a month at a variety of locations. Well attended. Plan on good exercise and camaraderie, versus casual strolling.

February Schedule:

Pick Up The Pace Walk – Southside/Interurban Trail/Arroyo Park
Saturday, February 11th at 8am
Meet at the Alaska Ferry Terminal. The group will walk along the Interurban Trail towards Arroyo Park and back. Distance:  5 miles (approx).

Welcoming Walk – Lake Padden
Saturday, February 25th at 8am
Plan on good exercise and camaraderie, versus casual strolling. 
Meet at the West Entrance swim area bathroom/shower area. We will make two loops around the lake.  Distance: 5.2 miles

For questions you can call Cindy, our store walking coach, at 360-319-3350 or Fairhaven Runners & Walkers at (360) 676-4955.

NW Tulip Trekkers Volkssport Club

Scheduled group walks and self guided walk route maps available at various locations.

Cost: Yearly membership dues are $5 per person or $10 per family.

Description: NW Tulip Trekkers is an outdoor walking club, based in the coastal counties between Seattle and Canada.  Group promotes recreational walking for all ages, through scheduled group walks, American Volkssport Association-sanctioned volksmarches, monthly meetings and a monthly newsletter. Club provides information about local and out-of-town AVA events. The Trekkers Club is designed for AVA-member-walkers and for individuals and families who want to walk for fun and fitness.

More info: www.nwtrekkers.org

Senior Trailblazers:

Thursdays mornings, two different choices of hikes each week at various locations.

The Senior Trailblazers is a hiking club for folks 50 years old and over. We are independent from the Bellingham Senior Activity Center but we do have a close association with them as they provide us with a meeting place, parking facilities and use of their monthly publication. It is for these reasons that BSAC membership is required as a prerequisite for membership in the Senior Trailblazers.

The club’s purpose is to provide an opportunity for members to hike on a weekly basis throughout the year regardless of weather. Our philosophy is to promote fellowship and camaraderie in addition to keeping our bodies healthy and in shape. After the hike, we often stop at the Center for a cup of coffee and conversation.

Our hikes are for active seniors. Hikes vary from 4 to 10 miles. The easy hikes are on flat or slightly rolling terrain while the moderate hikes are uphill and in the mountains. A few hikes in the summer are rated hard, due to the steep, mountainous terrain. To include more people with different hiking abilities, two hikes are often scheduled for the same day. The first listed hike will be more physically demanding and the second will be less challenging; the two hikes usually go to different places.

Get all the details – http://geezerhiker.com/trailblazers/info_page.html

Email – trailblazers@geezerhiker.com

Newcomers Club of Whatcom County Walking Groups

Fridays and Saturdays, 10 AM

Men’s “Ten Flat” Walking Group meets at 10am Fridays in Whatcom County.

“Women’s Walking” group meets at 10am Saturdays in Whatcom County.

Cost: Annual membership dues are $24 for singles and $35 for couples.

More info: www.whatcomnewcomers.org.

Description: Club’s mission is to bridge the transition of new residents by providing a forum for friendships, information and activities.

Bellingham Mountaineers

Contact: Bellingham Mountaineers

Description:The Bellingham Mountaineers is one of six regional branches of The Mountaineers, an outdoor and conservation club based in Seattle, WA. The Bellingham branch offers programs in climbing, hiking, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing. Our branch is run entirely by volunteer members who lead trips, teach courses and provide trail maintenance

Mt. Baker Hiking Club

Weekend hikes.

Contact: Mt. Baker Hiking Club or e-mail info@mountbakerclub.org.

Description: Organization provides regular opportunities for hiking on the weekend.  Also biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and monthly social activities.

Promotes conservation of recreational areas. A great way to meet new friends and explore the area.

Bellingham Senior Center

The Button Walkabouts: Every Tuesday and Thursday mornings group leaving center, either walking from center or carpooling to designated location. Call center for more information. Their  monthly newsletter lists current schedule of walks.

Contact: Info. and walk calendar available at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center (360)733-4030.

Whatcom County Senior Centers

Weekly walks may be available at different centers throughout Whatcom County

Contact: Whatcom County Parks

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