We're a volkssporting (walking) club with featured walks in the Finger Lakes area and beyond. You do not need to be a club member to participate in our walks, though we would love for you to join us.
There are three types of walks--year round, seasonal and traditional. Traditional walks are held at a specific time and day. Year round walks can be done at any time. You just go to the start point, pick up the directions and go. Seasonal walks cover part of the year, but not the whole year. Our walks vary between city walks and walks in state and county parks. To see information about some of our walks, click on the Traditional Events and Year Round/Seasonal Events tabs above.
Volkssporting started in Germany and simply defined,is a personal fitness sports and recreation program offering noncompetitive walks, hikes, bike rides, swims, and in some regions cross-country skiing. You may choose your time to start within the start/finish “window” and participate in the sport at your own pace.Walking –also called “volksmarching” –is the most popular of all the volkssporting activities.Volkssporting in the United States is sponsored by the American Volkssport Association (AVA) which has a nationwide,grassroots network of about 300 active clubs presenting more than 3,000 volkssporting events each year.