What we're about

We are a network of walkers in Greater Kalamazoo and Portage. We are fitness walkers and hikers.

Kzoo Walkers and Hikers Meetup will alert you to walks, hikes, and charity walks/races on your side of town: Portage or on Kalamazoo's northside, eastside, southside, westside, and beyond.

Meetup.com helps us:

1. To connect people, create walking groups in neighborhoods, plan walking/hiking events, and encourage special interest walkers such as backpackers, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, race walkers and Nordic pole walkers to connect.

2. We want to populate this Meetup calendar with WALKS OR HIKES LEAD BY YOU and other organizations in our community. The events posted will include walks at races, charity walks and special interest foot-driven events and occasional social events for these groups.

Most events posted are organized and hosted by a local organization such as:

Chief Nooday Chapter of the North Country Trail,

Kalamazoo Nature Center, (admission fee for non-members)

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, (admission fee for non-members and RSVP for guided events)

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

Gazelle Sports, and

Kalamazoo County Parks for the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail (KRVT).

Note: A few of these organizations charge an admission fee and require an RSVP on their website or by phone.

Other events are lead by volunteers who are walkers and hikers and want to share their favorite trail with you.

LEAD YOUR OWN WALK/HIKE: You may use this meetup to post an ongoing event or a one-time event on a day, time and place in our area that may attract others to join you. Notice the "Create A Hike" option on the home page and contact Bobbi Jo for assistance.

REDUCE THE NUMBER OF EMAILS YOUR RECEIVE FROM MEETUP.COM: Go to MY PROFILE (upper right corner in the toolbar) and click on "Emails and Notifications." At "Meetup Reminders" select "one per day" or "never." When selecting "never" you are opting to visit meetup.org at your convenience. Go to the Kzoo Walkers and Hikers meetup CALENDAR on the left sidebar to view all the events for a month at a time. Click on a specific event in the calendar to see the event details.

Upcoming events (5+)

Eastside: Healthy Steps-Walk Indoors

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Walk in indoor comfort at Borgess Health and Fitness Center We're on a mission to help you improve your health - one step at a time. Join our Healthy Steps walking group and receive: an initial walking assessment, assistance with goal setting, instructor led warm up and cool down, group walking time , instructional information and a club t-shirt. All for just $20 per year! We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 a.m. Call[masked] for complete details!

Northside: Winter Night Hike, KNC

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Kalamazoo Nature Center invites you to attend: Venture outdoors after dark to enjoy the quiet, learn about animals that are active at night, and look at the night sky! Dress to be warm and qalk quietly., No flashlights, please! Evening admission fees apply. KNC members free Non-members: $5 adult, $4 senior

Galesburg: Sierra Club Hike at Chipman Preserve

Chipman Preserve

Sierra Club of Southwest Michigan invites you to join them at this morning winter hike. Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy's (SWMLC's) Nate Fuller will lead a hike through Chipman Preserve. If there is snow you may want to bring snowshoes; but hiking boots would be fine as well. Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy's Chipman Preserve features forest, grassland, and rolling savanna. Nate Fuller, SWMLC's Stewardship Specialist, will lead the hike. Nate can call in owls! SWMLC events are rarely cancelled due to weather - unless there’s a chance of thunder and lightning. If storms are predicted, check SWMLC'S website or Facebook page Opens in new tab a few hours before the hike. Directions: Chipman Preserve is in the 8000 block of East Main St., 3 miles east of Sprinkle Rd. between 30th and 33rd Streets in Comstock Township (Galesburg). The preserve entrance is on the north side of the street.

Cloverdale: Candlelight Trail Hike under the Wolf Moon

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Candlelight Trails: Under the Wolf Moon Saturday, January 19 7 – 9 pm January’s Wolf Moon was traditionally named for the hungry wolf packs that pointed their faces toward the sky and howled. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of winter on candlelit trails and learn about Michigan’s total lunar eclipse, which will occur on January 20 – 21. After hiking the trails, warm up in the Visitor Center with a crackling fire, coffee, and hot chocolate. Weather permitting, stargazing and snowshoeing also may be available. PCCI Members FREE Non-Member Adults $6; Children $3 Snowshoe rental: PCCI Members FREE Non-Members $5 A limited number of snowshoes are available; pre-register to reserve a pair. Optional Carpool: Use the comment block below to organize a carpool.

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