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Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Tumwater, WA
Event Name: Tumwater Historical Parks Walk
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 109220 2018/Y1743
Distance - Trail Ratings: Distance 6/8/11/20km - 2B
Description: Daily - 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Tumwater was founded next to the falls of the Deschutes River at the south end of Puget Sound as New Market in 1846 by a group of pioneers led by Michael Simmons and George Bush. It was the first American settlement on Puget Sound. These early settlers were attracted by the water-power potential from the falls, the easy access to Budd Inlet for shipping, and the open prairie land in the area for cattle grazing. Walk goes through Tumwater Falls Park, Watershed Park, Trillium Park, residential neighborhoods, and the business district. Tumwater Falls Park open at 8:00 a.m. & closed at dusk May - October & closed at 4:30 p.m. November - April & is closed Christmas Day. 20K Woodland Trail Option. Caution - trails may be slippery when wet. Walking partner is recommended for Watershed & Trillium Parks.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Ice Cream Parlors, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walk the USA - Street by Street
Start Times: Daily - 8:00 a.m. to dusk
Location: Tumwater Safeway Store
Start Point / Driving Directions: 520 Cleveland Blvd., Tumwater, WA. From I-5 Northbound: Take Exit 103 to E Street. Turn Right on E Street. Turn Left on Capitol Way, and Right on Custer Way. Turn Left onto Cleveland. Safeway is on the right. I-5 Southbound: Take Exit 103; straight onto 2nd Ave. Turn Left onto Custer Way. Turn Left again at the 2nd light onto Cleveland. Safeway is on the right.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: State and club challenges: 39 counties, womb to tomb. The Ice Cream Parlor passed is Baskin-Robbins for the AVA Ice Cream Parlor challenge.
Host Club: Capitol Volkssport Club
Contact: Holly Spaulding (253) 770-0691
Website: www.capitolvolkssportclub.org
E-Mail Contact: holly.spaulding@comcast.net