What we're about

The Trailblazers Walking Club is based in Omaha, Nebraska. We offer Fun, Fitness, and Friendship through planned non-competitive fitness activities including walking and other social activities. We host seven Saturday events during the year as well as group walks of our 12 permanent trails across Iowa and Nebraska. Club members meet monthly for an entertaining program, business meeting and socialization. Our newsletter, website and Facebook page keep members informed on these events and other events throughout the Midwest.

The Trailblazers are registered 501c. non-profit corporations and member club of the American Volkssporting Association (AVA) - with about 250 clubs, 1,800+ trails and thousands of participants in all 50 states. So whether you want to walk locally, around the state, across the country or around the world there will be a walk for you!

For information on AVA or to see other walking opportunities, check out pages in this Meetup, check our website at http://www.netrailblazers.club/ , visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nebraskawander/ or the national website at http://www2.ava.org/ .

Upcoming events (5)

Learn about volkssport

Morningstar Lutheran Church

Our monthly meeting will start with a speaker. It will be followed by a short business meeting and then social time and snacks. We will give you the scoop on our club and the international sport of volkssport.

Standing Bear Lake

Standing Bear Lake

The easy 5K trail meanders along tree lined paths with scenic lake views. The 10K route extends the walk into a pleasant suburban neighborhood and is rated. This trail is stroller and dog friendly. All children accompanied by an adult receive a free award. Start between 8 and 11 a.m. If you would like to walk with others and make new friends, be there a little early and join the group walk at 8:30. Cost for funwalkers is $2. Children in strollers free. Return to the start point by 2 p.m. Start point is entrance 4 picnic shelter. Standing Bear Lake is named for the Ponca leader Chief Standing Bear. One unusual feature at Standing Bear Lake is a wind organ. Created by artist Douglas Hollis, the sculpture is a combination of metal pipes placed vertically in the ground. Each pipe has a hole in its side for filtering the wind and making sound. To get to the start point: From I-680 take Irvington/Blair/Hwy. 133 Exit 6. Turn north to next lights at N. 103rd Street. Left as street becomes Ida St. then Military Road to lights at N. 132nd St. Left .2 miles to Entrance 4 tucked away on the right. Follow the winding park road to the end. Shelter is set back in the trees behind a children's playground.

Lake Anita State Park, Blazing Trails & Telling Tales

Lake Anita State Park

One of four Blazing Trails & Telling Tales Walks, this is part of the finale of a state wide celebration of Iowa State Parks Centennial Celebration, 20 Iowa State Parks in 2020. (Look for other state park walk opportunites in Walk the Midwest for Fun, Fitness and Friendship) You will walk on paved trail and park roads, with a short well groomed grass nature trail. Beautiful tree lined trails and views of the lake with natural water lily ponds. This is a stroller friendly and dog friendly trail. Start between 1 and 3 p.m, finish by 4:30 at Picnic Shelter #5. This is a limited time trail as there will be a food event starting at 5. Check our website at netrailblazers.club for more information. No charge for fun walkers on this walk but watch for the special walk program in which you can earn a patch and be eligible for a great prize. For more information email [masked]. Lake Anita State Park, dedicated in 1969, is one of the most popular outdoor recreation facilities in southwest Iowa. The 1,062-acre park features a beautiful 171-acre artificial lake which was formed by creating a dam on a branch of the Nishnabotna River.The park truly has something for everyone; from hiking on a quiet trail to splashing on the beach, Lake Anita is a great place to enjoy yourself in the great outdoors. Camping is available.

Blazing Trails & Telling Tales Prairie Rose State Park

Prairie Rose State Park

One of four Blazing Trails & Telling Tales Walks, this is part of the finale of a state wide celebration of Iowa State Parks Centennial Celebration, 20 Iowa State Parks in 2020. (Look for other state park walk opportunites in Walk the Midwest for Fun, Fitness and Friendship) This is a nature walk following the edges of Prairie Rose Lake on mostly well-groomed trails, park road and boardwalk. This is a large wheel stroller friendly and dog friendly trail. Start between 8 and 10 a.m, finish by 1 at Eagle's Nest Cabin. This is a limited time trail so there will be time to get to the next walk at Lake Manawa in Council Bluffs. Check our website at netrailblazers.club for more information. No charge for fun walkers on this walk but watch for the special walk program in which you can earn a patch and be eligible for a great prize. For more information email [masked]. Prairie Rose State Park is one of the most attractive outdoor recreation areas in western Iowa. The 422-acre park lies in a region of scenic hills, six miles east and three miles south of Harlan. The park received its name from a small town called Village of Prairie Rose which was once located near the present park location. Plans for Prairie Rose were initiated in the 1930s. However, actual construction of the dam started in 1958 with the park dedication taking place in 1962.

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Winter - B - Gone Soup Walk

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

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