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
September 16th Meeting at Tara Thai in Greensboro
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 16th at 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.
HIGH POINT CITY: The start point, the Golden B Restaurant, has re-opened after a car crashed into the front door. The box has been placed at the Restaurant. The Golden B has new hours. It is open from 6:30am to 2:00pm on Monday through Saturday. It is only open for dinner on Thursday and Friday. Unless we change the day of our meeting, we have lost one of our meeting locations, a very good location.
TRIAD PARK: The detour between the YMCA and the park has been removed. East Mountain Street now has two traffic circles.
Also, the construction of the amphitheater has started. The loop road at the memorial is closed during the week. So far, the park is adding a large stage, a parking area, another large shelter, and more restrooms in that area.
GREENSBORO PARK (BATTLEFIELD): The start point at the Visitors’ Center is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 until 5:00. These hours will be in effect until further notice.
UPCOMING GROUP WALKS
ROCK HILL ON 9/13: The Metrolina Walkers have decided not to renew the Rock Hill YRE for next year. So, the upcoming group walk is your last chance to do this event with a group.
The walk will start at 9 am at the YMCA of Rock Hill, 803-329-9622 402 Charlotte Ave.
Directions: From I-77, take Exit 82B (Hwy 21 South, Cherry Road). Follow Cherry Rd. about 3 miles and turn left onto Charlotte Ave. YMCA is about 1/2 mile on the left.
HICKORY ON 9/20: This walk will start at 2:00 PM in the parking lot at Union Square. The box will be brought from the registration point to the start point so you do not have to go to the Outdoor Supply Company. HOW TO GET THERE: From I-40 take exit 125, Lenoir Rhyne Blvd. If westbound turn right and if eastbound turn left on Lenoir Rhyne Blvd. Follow about 1.3 miles to major intersection with Tate Blvd to the right and 1st Avenue to the left.. Turn Left on 1st Ave. Cross Hwy 127 and continue 2 blocks to Center Street. Turn right on Center St, cross the railroad tracks and immediately turn left on Main Ave. Follow Main Ave across 2nd St NW into Union Square. There is ample free parking in Union Square and along Main Ave on both sides of Union Square, but use caution to avoid the 2 hour limited spots.
DAN NICHOLAS PARK ON 10/26: This Sunday afternoon walk will start at 2 PM 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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