What we're about

The Happy Wanderers Walking Club is based in Port Orange, Florida, near Daytona Beach. We offer Fun, Fitness, & Friendship through planned non-competitive fitness activities including (primarily) walking, swimming, cycling and other social activities. We meet routinely on Wednesdays and Sundays for Group Walks of our 18 permanent events - with 15 walks, 2 bike trails and 1 swim venue across Volusia and the neighboring Counties - on the Atlantic coast from St. Augustine to Cocoa Beach and west to DeLand, Sanford and Mt. Dora. We also hold special events in local Communities, Florida State Parks and along our beaches.

The Happy Wanderers are a registered 501c.(3) non-profit corporation and a member club of the American Volkssporting Association (AVA) - with about 225 clubs, 1,800+ trails and thousands of participants in all 50 states.

Upcoming events (4+)

Happy Wanderers Group Volksmarchs 5/10 Km - Mt Dora

Lakeside Inn

$3.00

Join the Happy Wanderers for a return visit to these AVA-sanctioned 5 km (3.1 miles) or 10 km (6.2 miles) group walks in the quaint lakeside town of Mt Dora, FL.

COVID-19 safety measures remain in effect for unvaccinated participants. Please carry your own water and we'll be maintaining social distance during the event. Disposable masks and hand sanitizer available at the start, if needed.

Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start, in the hotel lobby seating area. You may walk with the group or at your own pace - please pick up map/directions during registration. The cost is $3.00 for participants 12yrs old or older. Children to be accompanied by an adult. Volksmarchers will receive IVV/AVA credit for this event.

The walks are rated 1C (some small hills & dirt trails.) The majority of the route is on city sidewalks and is generally suitable for wheelchairs/strollers.

Mt. Dora is about an hour's drive from the Daytona Beach area - take I-4 to exit 101c, FL46, near Sanford and following signs for Mt Dora (construction on the route) about 18.5 miles. Upon reaching the town, turn right on N. Highland St. and drive 4 blocks to the traffic signal at E 5th Ave. Turn left on E. 5th to Alexander St. and drive 5 blocks to the Lakeside Inn. Use nearby public parking lots, as the hotel parking is for guests only.

HW Fun Walk - Holland Park, NSB

Holland Park Disc Golf Course

Join the Happy Wanderers for a group walk of club members and MeetUp participants. This is a non-competitive walk with the group, pace 3 miles an hour for fun and fitness!

COVID-19 safety measures remain in effect for unvaccinated participants. Please carry your own water and we'll be maintaining social distance during the event. Disposable masks and hand sanitizer available at the start, if needed.

The group will complete around 3 miles in roughly an hour. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

The walk is open to the public and newcomer's are Welcome!! There is No Cost for this event.

For driving directions to all our events, also go to: http://www.happywanderersfl.org/directions/

Hoontoon Island State Park AVA YRE 5/10km Walks

Hontoon Island State Park

Join the Happy Wanderers to visit Hontoon Island State Park - a unique "hidden gem" location on the St. John's River that once served as a settlement for Timucuan Indians.

Registration for the permanently-signed "FVA" 5km or 10km trails will start at 8:30 AM with a group walk at 9:00 AM.

COVID-19 safety measures remain in effect for unvaccinated participants. Please carry your own water and we'll be maintaining social distance during the event. Disposable masks and hand sanitizer available at the start, if needed.

These walks are offered for AVA/IVV credit and rated 1A - flat & easy. The trails are gravel, dirt or grassy, and can be muddy in some places depending on recent weather - so we recommend you wear good sneakers, trail shoes or hiking boots. Carry drinking water and consider sunscreen and bug spray.

Event cost is $3.00 for all walkers, except children 12 and under. Leashed pets are permitted.

Be aware - the ferry ride is very short but only 6 passengers are boarded at a time, so plan accordingly.

HW Fun Walk - Belair Plaza - Daytona Beach

Bellair Plaza

Join the Happy Wanderers for a group walk of club members and Meet-Up participants. This is a non-competitive walk for fun and fitness!

COVID-19 safety measures remain in effect for unvaccinated participants. Please carry your own water and we'll be maintaining social distance during the event. Disposable masks and hand sanitizer available at the start, if needed.

The group will complete around 3 miles in roughly an hour. This walk includes long sections on the beach, please wear appropriate footwear
& carrying water is recommended.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Tailgate registration, between the Ruby Tuesday's restaurant (now closed) and the Walgreens, look for a group gathering and the large green club banner with Happy Wanderers logo
The walk is open to the public and newcomer's are Welcome!!
There is No Cost for this event.

Past events (709)

Happy Wanderers Fun Walk - Colins Park DB

Colin Park

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