The Happy Wanderers An American Volkssport walking Club

Walking is our passion

We are a premier walking club based in Port Orange, Florida. You might say that walking is our Passion. Our other activities include cycling and swimming. Sundays you will find us hosting Year-Round Events and on Wednesdays we gather for our Fun Walks. Check out our calendar and Come Walk With Us!

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Featured Events

Amazing, $88,683 RAISED TO DATE! 🎉 You made this possible! Thank you for giving to our annual fundraiser, the Big Give! Your gift will help continue our mission and will help increase the accessibility of walking in many more communities. Thank you for leaving your footprint. ❤

Our fundraiser is not over yet. If you have not had the opportunity to give, there’s still time. The Big Give 2021 ends October 31, 2021. To make an impact click the donate button below or mail your donation to the AVA National Office.

Walk Around Florida 30

The hosts of Walk Around Florida (WAF 30) are excited to announce that the AVA multi-event weekend has been scheduled for Nov 5-7 2021 in Daytona Beach. 

For everyone wanting to make a reservation at the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, you can call the hotel at (386) 255-4471 or register online via the “Book Room” Here button.

Remember to say “Walk Around Florida 30.

Thanks for your support and we hope to see you at the World’s Most Famous Beach in November 2021.

AVA, America’s Walking Club 



Bus Trip 2022

SAVE THE DATE: April 29 – May 1, 2022

Come walk with us! Experience a walking weekend in Charleston, SC, and Savannah, GA for some fun, fitness, and friendship. Click the button below to see the full details including the registration form.

Corona Virus update

If you need specific information regarding the latest information relating to  COVID 19 the buttons to the right will access the county and state websites.

The Happy Wanderers encourages all attendees to be vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated please wear a mask and practice social distancing at all our events.


Walking events vary in distance consisting of (5, 6, 10, 11,12, 13 ,15, or 20K)


Two events available Palm Coast (13K/31K) Port Orange (13K/26K)


Event held at the Port Orange YMCA 300m (6 laps up & back)

What Our Walkers say

Great fun group of active and like minded people. Wish I lived here all year long to enjoy all the group activities, but the winter months will have to suffice for now.

William Fitzgerald

Great fun, seeing new places in the area with a bunch of good people.

Gina - Taino Hamsley