Distance: 7.1 miles: Plaza to all 8 Peace Poles and return to Plaza; with 3 mile option: Plaza to Peace Poles 1 thru 5 and return to Plaza; and 5 mile option: Plaza to Peace Poles 5 thru 8, and return to Plaza
- Surfaces: Walk on city sidewalks, rural streets, and paved trails. Some hills
- Additional details: Frequent public facilities
See the whole town when you take this half-day walk to eight Peace Poles installed in parks, community facilities, and residential homes in Sebastopol’s charming neighborhoods. Start from the Downtown Plaza or from any spot along the route and walk in either direction. Pack a picnic to enjoy in one of the parks along the way, or carry water and a snack and plan to eat in a downtown restaurant.
Why this is my favorite walk
Sebastopol is a fertile place for peace, a town filled with good energies, peaceful intentions, varieties of thought. The languages in which our poles speak include many combinations of sounds, cultures, experiences and histories. I hope you enjoy our community and, during your walk, will send out good energy for peace in our world.
— Barbara B., Local peace activist and author of this walk