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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

This Albany trail stays ‘unimproved,’ for now

Written July 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

You can walk from Bowman Park to Talking Water Gardens and back along a well trodden path. Albany’s plans call for this path to be improved as the South Waterfront Trail, but carrying out that plan will have to wait.


Simpson Trail: Leaving corona news behind

Written April 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

We shouldn’t forget that so many people in Oregon have lost their jobs and income because of the coronavirus panic. But Albany’s forest trails offer at least a chance to get away from the news.


An autumn day on the Simpson Park trail

Written November 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The dry weather of the last few days has made this a great time to visit Albany’s Simpson Park trail, whether on foot or on a fat-tire bike.


Our river trails: Worth checking out

Written September 10th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

September is a great time to venture out on Albany’s two riverside trails, one on each side of the Willamette. I was reminded of this when I rode my bike along the Simpson Park trail last week.


On the trail: Seen this girl?

Written September 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It’s rare that you meet another person on the narrow, winding wooded trail between Albany’s Simpson and Bowman parks. Today, though, I ran into a man who was tacking a missing-person poster to a tree. Here, listen to him explain:


Close to nature: A city of wooded trails

Written September 6th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

For a town that is basically flat, Albany has a surprisingly many miles of trails suitable for negotiating on a mountain bike.  This is one of them.


 
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