Winston Wanderers Walking Club

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Enjoy walking with a group that enjoys walking

  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.

 

 

 

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NEXT MEETING

 

 

 

 


October 21st Meeting at Giada’s Trattoria in Kernersville


  


Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 21st at Giada’s Trattoria, 210 N Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284


Directions:  From I-40 BUS, take Exit 14 (Main St) and turn towards downtown (From the west turn Left and from the east turn Right) and follow main St for 1.5 miles to downtown and cross Mountain St.  The restaurant will be on the right side directly across from Armfield St. (H&R Block)  It is at the far end of an old brick furniture factory.


 

 

 

 


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CLUB NEWS

 

OUR OCTOBER EVENT IN HAGAN-STONE PARK

 

   We will host a regular event on October 25th in Guilford County.  The walk venue will be Hagan-Stone Park, 5920 Hagan-Stone Park Road, Pleasant Garden, NC.  We walked there a few years ago and it was a good place to walk.

   Both 5 and 10 kilometers trails will be offered.  The trail rating is 2C on park trails through the woods.

   The Park describes itself as:  At a time when progress was symbolized by a bulldozer, Anne Hagan waged a relentless battle to save the trees and beauty spots in a garden club city. During this same time, Joseph Stone, a grand man of the outdoors, fought to conserve land. Established in 1964 and named in honor of Anne Hagan and Joseph J. Stone in recognition of their efforts toward conservation and preservation of land and resources of the area, is now a 409-acre wildlife refuge, recreational facility and campground providing a wide variety of recreation opportunities to Guilford County residents and their neighbors. Park operations and programming are provided by the City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department. Hagan-Stone Park offers nearly nine miles of unpaved trails for hikers and bikers. The park host many collegiate and high school cross country meets, as well as 5K and 10K runs.

   The AVA Special Program for this event is Lakes and Reservoirs. 

    HOW TO GET THERE: Take I-85 toward Greensboro, using the new Greensboro Bypass, to US 421/exit 126A. Take US 421 South (toward Sanford) for 3.5 miles to the first exit (Woody Mill Rd/Company Mill Rd). At end of ramp turn RIGHT then another immediate RIGHT turn onto Minden Rd. (Brown signs for Hagan-Stone Park). Follow Minden Rd for 0.6 miles and turn LEFT on Hagan-Stone Park Road for 2.2 miles to the park entrance on the right. Follow the park road passing between two small lakes to Shelter 2 on the right.

From the west take I-40 to exit 212A in Greensboro. Take I-73/US421 south (toward Asheboro) to exit 126/US 421 and follow as above to the park.

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.

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UPCOMING GROUP WALKS

 


 

 


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.


 


CONCORD ON 11/1:  This walk will start at 10 am at the shelter in Les Myers Park.  The box will be brought to the start point so you do not need to stop at the motel to register.


Directions:


     From I 85 South Take the Dale Earnhardt Blvd. exit, Exit 60, toward Copperfield Blvd. Turn left onto Dale Earnhardt Blvd.  Stay straight to go onto Copperfield Blvd. NE.  To Branchview Dr. (1.6 miles) Turn Left onto Branchview Dr. NE/NC-3 Continue to follow Branchview Dr. NE (4.0 mi)  Turn Right onto Lawndale Ave. SE (0.3 mi)  Les Myers Park is on the left.


   From I 85 North take the exit, Exit 60, toward Copperfield Blvd.


Turn Right onto Copperfield Blvd. NE.  (1.6 miles)  Turn Left onto Branchview Dr. NE/NC-3 Continue to follow Branchview Dr. NE (4.0mi)  Turn Right onto Lawndale Ave. SE (0.3 mi)  Les Myers Park is on the left.


 


SALEM LAKE ON 11/9:  This Sunday afternoon walk will start at 2 pm at the picnic area.  Registration will take place there.   From US-52 take Exit 108C (Stadium Drive or Ram Drive).  Turn RIGHT if northbound or LEFT if southbound on Ram Drive toward Winston-Salem State University. Follow Ram Drive to its end at MARTIN LUTHER KING Drive. Turn RIGHT on MARTIN LUTHER KING to the 3rd traffic light at REYNOLDS PARK ROAD (to the left). Turn LEFT on REYNOLDS PARK ROAD for 1.8 miles to SALEM LAKE RD. Look for Park sign on the left side. LEFT on SALEM LAKE RD to the end.


 


 


TRIAD PARK ON 11/28:  The annual Turkey Trot walk on the day after Thanksgiving will start at 1 pm at picnic shelter #1.  HOW TO GET THERE:

From Greensboro and points east: Take I-40 W to exit # 208 (Sandy Ridge Road). At end of the ramp, turn right to follow Sandy Ridge Road for .6 miles until it reaches a “T” intersection (West Market St.). Turn Left onto West Market Street and follow for 2.2 miles, Park will be on your right at a traffic light.


From Winston- Salem and points west: Take I-40 E to exit # 208 (Sandy Ridge Road). At end of the ramp, turn Left to follow Sandy Ridge Road for .6 miles until it reaches a “T” intersection (West Market St.). Turn Left onto West Market Street and follow for 2.2 miles, Park will be on your right at a traffic light.


 


KANNAPOLIS ON 12/6:  We will walk in the morning starting at 10 am.  We will park in the new parking lot at the bank on Main Street and walk to the Exxon Station to register, do the rest of the walk, and finish at the cars.


Directions: From 1-85, take Exit 60 (Dale


Eamhart Blvd) and head into Kannapolis.  After many miles of driving, you will go under a Railroad overpass. Immediately, turn right onto Main Street. The start point (Exxon Station) is at this corner.  Drive a short block and turn into the bank’s lot on the right.


 


MOUNT AIRY ON 12/7:  This Sunday afternoon Mount Airy walk will start at 2 pm 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).


 


 


 

 

 

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