Walk with people who enjoy walking. Set a pace which allows you to enjoy the scenery. Our 5 and 10 kilometer walks are in areas of historical interest or scenic beauty such as parks and in conjunction with events of community interest. The Winston Wanderers Walking Club is located in the Piedmont of North Carolina, including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. The club is affiliated with The Tarheel State Walkers VolksSports Association (TSWVA), The American VolksSports Association (AVA), and The International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). We hold weekend walks in the Central North Carolina area and have permanent trails located throughout the state.
To learn more about our club or join us, look at our club brochure here.
NEWS and UPDATES
January 20th Meeting at Tara Thai Restaurant in Greensboro
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 20th at the Tara Thai Restaurant in Greensboro. Dinner, which is optional, will be at 6 PM. The meeting will start at 7 PM and end around 8 PM. The restaurant is located in a shopping center behind a Pizza Hut on Guilford College Road. It is hard to see from the road so look for the Pizza Hut.
To get there from I-40 eastbound, get off at Exit 213, Guilford College Road, and turn right (north) onto Guilford College Road. Go about 3 miles and cross Market Street. Look for a Pizza Hut on your right. The street just before the Pizza Hut is Tomahawk Drive. Turn right onto Tomahawk and immediately turn left into a shopping center parking lot. The restaurant is near the right end of the shopping center. If you reach Friendly Avenue, you have gone too far. Turn around and follow the directions below.
If you are coming south on Guilford College Road, cross Friendly Avenue and look for the Pizza Hut on your left. Turn left into the road just past the Pizza Hut (Tomahawk Drive) and then turn left into the shopping center parking lot. If you reach Market Street, turn around and follow the directions above.
UPCOMING GROUP WALKS
BURLINGTON ON 1/24: We will start at 2 PM at the Burlington YMCA at 1346 South Main Street. From I-85/I-40 take exit 143, NC62/Alamance Rd. Go north 1.5 miles and turn right on US70 (being careful not to turn too far right onto NC54). Pass through 2 traffic lights (Burlington City Park is on right), then bear right on Main St. to YMCA on right. For those wanting more walking, a group walk will commence at 10 AM in Hillsborough.
MOUNT AIRY ON 2/7: The walk will start at 10 am at The Mount Airy Visitors Center, 200 N. Main Street. HOW TO GET THERE: From 1-77 exit 101 (1-74) to exit 17, US 52 north toward Mt. Airy. From the south: take US 52 north to Mt. Airy. Follow US 52 Bypass and exit right on NC-89 (Mt. Airy/Galax). At traffic light continue straight on NC-89 East (Independence Blvd), through 5 more traffic lights to Renfro St. Turn right onto Renfro, go to Moore St and turn right, then into parking lot. The Visitors Center will be at the corner of Main and Moore Sts. (At the time clock, 1½ short blocks up Moore.)
MOCKSVILLE ON 2/14: Meet at the Davie Family YMCA for a 10 AM start to the walk. HOW TO GET THERE: From Winston-Salem: I-40 west to Exit 174. Left off ramp to Hwy 158 and turn right to Cemetery St. Turn right and YMCA is on right. From Statesville: I-40 east to Exit 169. Right on Hwy 64. At 3rd light turn left onto Gaither for 1 block, then left on Main St. to Cemetery St. Left to YMCA.
GREENSBORO ON 2/21: The walk will start at 10 AM at the Bryan Family YMCA Facility, 501 Market Street. The phone is (336) 478-YMCA (9622).
HOW TO GET TO THE BRYAN FAMILY YMCA:
From the south on I-85 exit 122, US 220 north to Washington St. in downtown. Cross Washington Street and move to the left lane to turn left into the YMCA parking lot (before you get to Market Street).
FROM EAST OR WEST ON I-40/Bus-85, exit 218 Freeman Mill Rd/US 220 (westbound use 218A, eastbound use 218B) to Washington St. in downtown. Cross Washington Street and move to the left lane to turn left into the YMCA parking lot (before you get to Market Street).
With courtesy to the YMCA members please park toward the center or back of the lot to leave the closer parking spots for the members.
DAN NICHOLAS PARK ON 2/28: The walk will start at 10 AM at the concession stand.
From I-85, take Exit 76 (Albermarle, US 52 South). Go south on US 52 for 3/10 of a mile and turn left on Stokes Ferry Road. Travel 5.9 miles on Stokes Ferry Road and turn left on Providence Church Road. Go 1.7 miles and turn right at stop sign onto Bringle Ferry Road for 0.6 mile to park entrance on the left. Take second right in park to the parking lot at the lake. Walk to the Concession Stand/Park Office.
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