Walking Clubs

Liberty Bell Wanderers

The Liberty Bell Wanderers is a walking club in the Philadelphia area, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and the International Volkssport Association (IVV).  It is one of over 400 clubs in the U.S. and conducts 2 types of walks during the year. These walks are called volksmarches.  All the walks are 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), although some walks do offer a shorter 5 Km (3.1 mile) when possible. This is different from a group walk where you must try to keep up with walkers that may be much faster, or slower, than you.  Our year round events allow walkers to walk any day of the year during daylight hours.  The goal is to provide an opportunity to get out and walk for Fun, Fitness and Fellowship. You walk at your own pace and can stop to look at scenery, have a picnic or rest whenever you feel like it. Our year round events allow walkers to walk any day of the year during daylight hours. 

Walking Club
Pilla Heart Center
Abington Memorial Hospital

You are invited to step into a walking program. Simple, comfortable clothes and walking shoes are all that you need. Since it's inception in the spring of 2000, over 1200 people have joined! Every participant receives a walking log book to keep a record of their miles -- incentives will be awarded. Many area parks and recreation departments offer Pilla Heart Center Walking Club activities, and parks are a great place to walk, unwind and enjoy nature. Of course, you can log the miles anywhere you walk including malls, your neighborhood, treadmills, and even on vacation. Membership is FREE!!! To join or for more information, please call 215-481-MILE (6453).

Wild Bird Center

On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, guided groups will leave from the Wild Bird Center Store, Willow rove Shopping Center, 132 Park Avenue, at 8 a.m., travel to a nearby birding area, returning to the store by about 10 a.m. for coffee and bagels.  Call 215 657-0400 for more details.


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