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 (4+)

Hickory Corners: Kellogg Bird Sanctuary _Open: Wednesday - Sunday

NOW OPEN: Wednesday to Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 pm

Come and visit the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary! The grounds are open during all four seasons!

Explore three miles of trails and experience a variety of habitats surrounding Wintergreen Lake, the heart of the Sanctuary grounds. Visitors will see a variety of birds that call the Sanctuary home, including our resident waterfowl, game birds and raptors. The Sanctuary is a great place for birding, nature photography or simply enjoying a walk outside. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the whole day!

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we’ve canceled or postponed in-person events indefinitely. However, the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary trails remain open Wednesday to Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. as long as visitors follow social distancing and safety guidelines.

Admission:

Visitors can now purchase admission, corn for the waterfowl, and other souvenirs through our walk-up window in the Resource Center.
General Admission Rates
Adults $5.00
Senior Citizens (62+) and College Students $4.00
Children (Ages 2-17) $3.00
Under 2 Free

Contact [masked] or (269)[masked] for more information or questions. Online:https://birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu/about/

Location : Kellogg Sanctuary Bookstore/Trails
Contact : (269)[masked]

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!

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