Since April weather is unpredictable, we'll have Monday Mornings at the Mall for the month of April. Meet at 10 AM at the food court of Valley West Mall, 1551 Valley West Dr, West Des Moines, on each Monday in April for some mall laps or maybe a lap around the mall itself on nice days! Masks will be required. (The dates are 4/11, 4/18, & 4/25)
On Wednesday, April 14, we’ll meet at the stage on the west side of Colby Park, 6900 School Street, Windsor Heights at 6PM to walk on the bike trail.
On Friday, April 23, we’ll meet at 10AM at the Urbandale Senior Recreation Center, 7305 Aurora, Urbandale, and explore the Urbandale trail system.
A year round event is available nearly the entire calendar year.
A seasonal event is available only for a limited time, as noted.
County City Description
Polk Altoona Enabling Garden
Iowa Amana National Historick Landmark
Story Ames ISU Neighborhood and Gardens
Boone Boone History and Trains
Des Moines Burlington Snake Alley and River 4/1-10/31
Appanoose Centerville National Register of Historic Places 4/1-10/31
Carrol and Guthrie Coon Rapids Whiterock Conservancy 4/1-12/31
Union Creston Park to Park Trail 4/1-10/31
Scott Davenport Art, History, and the Mississippi
Winneshiek Decorah Exploring Northeast Iowa 5/1-10/15
Polk Des Moines Easter Lake Covered Bridge 4/1-12/31
Polk Des Moines Beaverdale Architecture
Polk Des Moines Capitol Grounds and Memorials
Polk Des Moines Waterways
Dubuque Dubuque Downtown and Mississippi River 4/1-10/31
Lee and Van Buren Farmington Shimek State Forest Preserve 5/1-10/15
Allamakee Harpers Ferry Effigy Mounds 5/1-10/15
Warren Indianola Annett Nature Center and Park 4/1-10/31
Boone Madrid High Trestle Bridge Trail 4/1-12/31
Cerro Gordo Mason City Frank Lloyd Wright 4/1-12/31
Linn Mount Vernon Palisades-Kepler State Park 5/1-10/15
Marion Pella Dutch Heritage Walk
Jasper Prairie City Neal Smith National Wildlife Center
Howard Riceville Reclaimed Railroad Trail 4/1-10/31
Dickenson Spirit Lake Iowa Great Lakes 4/1-10/31
Cedar West Branch Hoover Presidential Site
Madison Winterset Madison Covered Bridges
WALK WITH A GROUP
Walking with a group increases the fun!
A traditional event happens on one day only. Traditional events often attract people from further away to take advantage of the limited availability.
A group walk (G.W.) follows a year round or seasonal event route, but we meet to walk together on a specific day and time.
When Where Description
Fri, Jan 1 West Des Moines New Year’s Day Traditional Event
Sat, Feb 13 Des Moines Downtown Skywalk Traditional Event
Sat, Mar 20 Des Moines St Patrick’s Day Beaverdale
Sat, Apr 17 Creston Meeting and G.W.
Sat, Apr 24 Des Moines Earth Day – Waterways
Sat, May 1 Pella Tulip preview
Sat, May 15 Amana Annual Meeting
Sat, Jun 5 Winterset Airing of the quilts
Mon, Jun 21 Altoona Meeting
Jun 26-Jul 3 Madison WI Biennial Convention
Mon, Jul 19 Des Moines Easter Lake Meeting and G.W.
Fri, Jul 23 Madrid High Trestle Bridge
Tues, Aug 3 Ames National Night Out
Sat, Aug 7 Prairie City Bison Day G.W.
Sat, Aug 21 Davenport Meeting and G.W.
Mon, Sept 20 Indianola Meeting and G.W.
Sat, Sept 18 Des Moines Downtown Breweries Traditional Event
Sat, Sept 25 Centerville Pancake Day
Sat, Oct 2 Davenport From Schuetzenpark to Sunderbrook T.E.
Sat, Oct 9 Granger Walk for Wildlife Traditional Event
Sat, Oct 16 Coon Rapids Meeting and G.W.
Sat, Nov 13 Des Moines Veteran’s Day G.W.
Fri, Nov 26 Boone #Opt outside G.W.