Welcome to the Freestate Happy Wanderers Website

February 2016: Article in Chesapeake 360 (website for the Star Democrat, an Easton, Maryland newspaper) "That's What Maryland Does: Walking"

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The Freestate Happy Wanderers Walking Club is one of about 300 U.S. volkssport clubs in the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). Freestate Happy Wanderers is a IRS 501 c (3) tax-exempt organization EIN 52- 1665322.  Donations of money and volunteer expenses (with proper documentation) are deductible to the full extent of the law. 

We invite all those interested in fun, fitness and friendship to join us at our events and our monthly meetings. Check out each link on the left for full details of what we offer.

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Our Next Two Scheduled Events: First is August 19th, Savage, Maryland

  • <  Walking the World Event Brochure
  • Join Freestate in Savage, Maryland, in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 12 noon finish by 3 p.m.  There is a 10-km trail with a 5-km option with a rating of 2B. The trails are on sidewalks, paved pathways and natural wooded areas in and near the Savage Mill Historic District and the Bollman Iron Truss Bridge. Walking Adventures International will present a travel seminar on the wonders of walking, along with a slideshow presentation of their 2018 and 2019 tours.  Take a walk before the shows that are scheduled at 10 a.m. and 12 noon.  Travel prize drawings and refreshments at each show.  See the brochure for additional information.



      • Our Next Two Scheduled Events: Second is September 10th, High Ridge Park, Laurel, Maryland

      • 9-11 Commemorative Event Brochure
      • Walkers begin and finish at High Ridge Park in Howard County. They will span the Patuxent River and enter Prince George‚Äôs County. A 9-11 Commemoration will be on display at the Laurel, MD Avondale Riverfront Park. 10 Km walkers further explore the Laurel Train station and take a brief excursion into Anne Arundel County. The challenge segment is a woods trail within High Ridge Park that includes walking along the Patuxent River.


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