What we're about

We are a network of walkers in Greater Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan.

Kzoo Walkers and Hikers Meetup will alert you to walks, hikes, and charity walks, and winter activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Most events posted are organized and hosted by citizen volunteers who are striving to encourage local citizens to engage in walking:

  • MONDAY MORNING hikes are led weekly by local volunteers who want to share their favorite trails in Portage and southwest Kalamazoo area.
  • CHIEF NOONDAY CHAPTER volunteers organize monthly hike events on the North Country Trail, the longest National Park Trail in the U.S. A. CND oversees 119 miles of NCT trail in Barry, Calhoun, and Kalamazoo Counties. Monthly Guided hikes are available free to the public.
    • NON-PROFIT NATURE ORGANIZATIONS
    • Offer public-access to trails they steward:
  • 1.KALAMAZOO NATURE CENTER: 14 miles of trails (admission fee for non-member access to trails)
  • 2. KELLOGG BIRD SANCTUARY, Hickory Corners, MI, 3 miles of trail and bird displays. Fee Required.
  • 3. PIERCE CEDAR CREEK INSTITUTE, Hastings, MI: 10 Miles of trails. Trail access is free. Admission fee for PCCI-organized events.
  • 4. SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN LAND CONSERVANCY - Offers free access to 17 nature preserves with trails. No fee.

INDOOR WALKING:
BORGESS HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER, Kalamazoo MI offers walkers to enjoy daily year-round indoor walking on a track. Fee required.

LEAD YOUR OWN WALK/HIKE:  You may use this meetup to post a one-time event or an ongoing hike on a day, time, and place that may attract others to join you.  Contact Bobbi Jo for assistance. My link is on the Meetup.com home page.

Upcoming events (4+)

Monday morning walk at Vicksburg Trailway

Vicksburg Trail

Join us for a weekly Monday morning walk and start off your week well........we meet at 10:00 am and walk for an hour to an hour and a half, rotating between five places.

The five places are

  1. West Lake Nature Preserve, Eliason Nature Preserve or Bishops Bog, South Westnedge Ave., Portage (depending on conditions underfoot)

  2. Asylum Lake, South Drake Road, Kalamazoo

  3. Al Sabo Preserve, Texas Drive, Kalamazoo

  4. Vicksburg Trail, North Richardson St., Vicksburg

  5. Portage Bicentennial Trail, East Milham Ave., Portage

The relevant address and map will be shown each week.

Always check here for possible cancellations in case of severe weather!

Please note we leave promptly at 10:00 unless you let us know you will be running late!

Please change your RSVP if you find at the last minute you are unable to walk. Thanks!

Eastside: Healthy Steps-Walk Indoors

Location visible to members

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!

Eastside: Healthy Steps-Walk Indoors

Location visible to members

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!

Monday morning walk on the Portage Bicentennial Trail

Portage Creek Bicentennial Park

Join us for a weekly Monday morning walk and start off your week well........we meet at 10:00 am and walk for an hour to an hour and a half, rotating between five places.

The five places are

  1. West Lake Nature Preserve, Eliason Nature Preserve or Bishops Bog, South Westnedge Ave., Portage (depending on conditions underfoot)

  2. Asylum Lake, South Drake Road, Kalamazoo

  3. Al Sabo Land Preserve, Texas Drive, Kalamazoo

  4. Vicksburg Trail, North Richardson Street, Vicksburg

  5. Portage Bicentennial Trail, East Milham Ave., Portage

The relevant address and map will be shown each week.

Always check here for possible cancellations in case of severe weather!

Please note we leave promptly at 10:00 unless you let us know you will be running late!

Please change your RSVP if you find at the last minute you are unable to walk. Thanks!

Past events (3,449)

Eastside: Healthy Steps-Walk Indoors

Borgess Health & Fitness Center