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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

Corona Virus update

We have reopened our walk schedule. Please remember to follow the walking guidelines. They are especially important due to the uptick in infections throughout the state of Florida.  Wear your face masks and practice social distancing so that we can continue walking. Thank you for your cooperation.  

Join Us for Black Friday Opt-Outside!

A beautiful walk, mostly on the boardwalk over the New Smyrna Beach dunes, with views of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and the Atlantic Ocean. 

Forgo the Black Friday lines and join the Happy Wanderers for a walk!

Date:  November 27, 2020
Registration:  9:30 – 9:45 AM
Walk:  10:00 AM-Noon
Start Point:  Grayce K. Barck North Beach Community Park 
205 Sapphire Rd  NSB   
Group Walks:  6 or 8km   

Tis the season...

November 25th Through December 16th

The Happy Wanderers Walking Club
In Partnership with
The Port Orange Presbyterian Church
Invites your participation in the 
Annual Holiday Food Drive

Walk Around Florida 30

The hosts of Walk Around Florida (WAF 30) are saddened to announce that the AVA multi-event weekend scheduled for Nov 6-8 in Daytona Beach has been postponed. Tentatively, the new dates will be Nov 5-7, 2021.

With the new surge in the COVID-19 pandemic across the deep south and especially in Florida, our organizers, in consultation with our hotel and other partners, determined that this is the safest course of action to preserve the public health, the safety of participants and staff, and the AVA’s reputation of “fun, fitness and friendship.”

For everyone with a reservation at the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, you can call the hotel at (386) 255-4471. Remember to say “Walk Around Florida 30.” You may either cancel your 2020 reservation or ask them to roll it over to 2021.
Thanks for your support and we hope to see you at the World’s Most Famous Beach in 2021.

AVA, America’s Walking Club


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