What we're about

What we're about

We are a group of friendly people doing weekly 10k (6.2 mile) walks all around the Pacific North West. All walks are American Volkssport Association (AVA) sanctioned. Everyone is welcome to join us. All walks are free, or you can choose to pay for AVA credit stamps.

Please take a map and directions. if you find yourself separated from others during a friendship walk, you will be able to continue the walk based on the map and directions.

Find out more about the Washington State Assocation at www.esva.online (http://www.esva.online/) or the AVA at www.ava.org (http://www.ava.org/).

We will leave at 10 am, please arrive early. Sign in is at 9:45 am.

At every walk, upon arriving at the start point, you will be required to register. You will be signing a liability waiver (a disclaimer), as our club cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or other harms you might incur during the walk. Walk Hosts in this group are not guides, instructors, or medical professionals.

Show up and be ready to walk at the posted time. We need to register to each walk at the start location, so allow for that. It's important to join the group. This gives you reminders, changes and cancellations.

*** Join us - RAIN OR SHINE - for "Fun, Fitness, and Friendship". *** The NW Tulip Trekkers is a outdoor walking club. We welcome newcomers. Come walk the NW corner of Washington with us. We have walks in Anacortes, Bellingham, Birch Bay, Blaine, Burlington, Coupeville, Deception Pass, Ferndale, Friday Harbor, La Conner, Lynden and Mount Vernon. Walking at a moderate pace without interruption, most people can expect to complete a 10 km walk in about 2 hours and a 5 km walk in approximately 1 hour or you can take as long as you want. Anyone is welcome to join our walks and hopefully become interested in participating in our club.

Membership is only $5.00 per year. The club has costs of putting on these walks and donations are welcome.

The Trekkers Club is designed for AVA-member walkers, and for individuals and families who just want to walk for fun and fitness. Club website: http://www.nwtrekkers.org (http://www.nwtrekkers.org/). AVA website: www.ava.org.

Most walks are dog friendly (with leash and cleanup, of course).

If you love to walk, you'll love to walk with us.

Upcoming events (4+)

Fairhaven WWU and Waterfront

1021 Harris Ave

Details
Bellingham, WA
Event Name: Fairhaven - WWU and Waterfront
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: Y0365
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10 km - 2B

Our walk hosts are not guides or medical professionals and you alone are responsible for your medical well being.

Description: This walk takes you through historic Fairhaven, Western Washington University campus with wonderful views of Bellingham Bay and outdoor art displays, the gravel & paved South Bay Trail, and Boulevard Park, a popular walking trail. Restrooms available at start/finish and along route.

Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Start Times: Register by 9:45am pm Walk @ 10am

Starting Point/Driving Directions: Starting Point/Driving Directions: Acme Ice Cream Cafe, 1021 Harris Ave, Bellingham WA.
Directions to Start: I-5 Exit 250, Fairhaven Parkway. From the South turn left, from the North turn right. From Fairhaven Parkway, right on 12th St. Left on Harris Ave. Store is on the corner of Harris and 11th.

Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments:
Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Contact: Judy Murphy
Website: www.nwtrekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: [masked]

La Conner

Conner Waterfront Park

Event Name: La Conner

The NW Tulip Trekker walk hosts are not medical professionals. You alone are 100% responsible for your own comfort and safety.

If you are a member of meet-up, it does not automatically make you a member of the NW Tulip Trekkers.

AVA Number: Y1279

Distance/ trail ratings: 5/10 K – Rated 2B

Description: Walk past the marina and along the beautiful Swinomish Channel on a new walkway. Walk along First Street browsing in the unique gift shops and galleries. Walk through Pioneer Park. There are many restaurants (at this time, there is no indoor dining) and fun sculptures along the way. Restrooms along the route may be closed.

Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes. Special Programs: Ice Cream Parlors, Whiskey-Vino-Brew

Time: Register by 9:45, Walk @ 10:00 am

Starting Point/Driving Directions: Conner Waterfront Park
Driving Directions: I-5 Exit Burlington exit 230 to Hwy 20 West. Follow signs toward Anacortes. Turn left at stop light toward La Conner on La Conner Whitney Rd. Right on Morris St. (roundabout) Left on Maple Ave. Right on Caledonia St. Left on S. Third St. Right on Sherman Ave. Sherman becomes Conner Rd. at the turn, to Conner Waterfront Park.

Note: "Conner Park is under the orange bridge; do not cross bridge or go into Pioneer Park."

Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only, Credit Walkers: $3.00. NW Tulip Trekker Credit Walkers and Members: $2.00; Non-Credit Walkers welcome: Donations Accepted
NWTT pays the American Volkssport Association $40.00 to sanction each of our 19 YRE walk routes, and an additional $1.25 per credit walker on each walk route.
Donations are appreciated to offset costs.

Comments:
Tim and Cheryl Fisher are the hosts for this walk.
Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Contact: Tim or Cheryl Fisher
Website: www.nwtrekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: [masked]

Bellingham - Cornwall Park

Haggen

Details
Event Name: Cornwall Park, Bellingham

AVA Number: Y1142

Distance/ trail ratings: 5/10/15 km. Rated 1A

Description: Walk through Cornwall Park, Historical residential neighborhoods, Squalicum Beach and Bellingham Vocational College. Fabulous old homes with a couple of mansions along the way. Restrooms at start/finish and along the way.

Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes.

Time: We will start to register at 9:45 am and leave at 10:00 am.

Starting Point/Driving Directions: Haggen Food and Pharmacy, 2814 Meridian. Driving Directions: From I-5 North, take exit 256, Bellis Fair and turn left onto Meridian to start point. From I-5 South, take exit 256 and turn right on Meridian to store. We will meet in the NW corner of the parking lot.

Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only, Credit Walkers: $3.00, NW Tulip Trekker credit walkers and non-credit walkers: $2.00

Non-Credit Walkers welcome: Donations Accepted
NWTT pays the American Volkssport Association $40.00 to sanction each of our 19 YRE walk routes, and an additional $1.25 per credit walker on each walk route.
Donations are appreciated to offset costs.

Comments:

Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Contact: Elizabeth Green
Website: www.nwtrekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: [masked]

Birch Bay

Birch Bay State Park

Details
Event Name: BIRCH BAY

AVA Number: Y2417

Distance/ trail ratings: 5/7.5/10 km. Rated 1B

Description: This walk takes you through Birch Bay state park, Terrell Marsh trail, and along Birch Bay Dr. with views of the Bay, Terrell Creek, and wild life and much more.

Amenities: Strollers: Easy | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes.

Time: Register by 9:45 Walk as soon as you are registered. Last group leaves @ 10:00 am

Starting Point/Driving Directions: Birch Bay St. Park. Parking lot just inside the south state park entrance on Birch Bay Dr. Driving directions : Exit 266, From I-5 drive west on Grandview Rd.(SR 548) for approx 7.8 mi., Right on Pt. Whitehorn Rd. Park on the right just inside the park gate, we'll meet in the parking lot. WA State Park Discovery Pass required - $10 per day or $30 per year.

Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only, Credit Walkers: $3.00, NWTT credit walkers: $2.00, NWTT members: $2.00.

Non-Credit Walkers welcome: Donations Accepted
NWTT pays the American Volkssport Association $40.00 to sanction each of our 19 YRE walk routes, and an additional $1.25 per credit walker on each walk route.
Donations are appreciated to offset costs.

Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Contact: Barry Lee
Website: www.nwtrekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: [masked]

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