Starting Point
The Year-Round Walking Event Book


The Starting Point is your guide to more than 1800+ self-guided walking and biking trails throughout the USA, published by the American Volkssport Association.


Find Great Trails to do at your own pace, any day of the year. Enjoy walks and bikes in national, state, and local parks and forests. Take in lovely countryside or charming small towns. Enjoy daily walking trails in your area. Visit destination attractions from coast to coast and enjoy seeing them afoot.


This book lists start points, addresses, driving directions, hours of operation, trail length and difficulty level, trail points of interest, host club and club contact numbers. Once you get to the start point, sign the log and take a map and directions to enjoy a walk as invigorating or as relaxing as you choose. Go your own pace along the trail selected by the local club for its beauty, historical significance, points of interest, or simple walkability.


Walk by yourself, with friends, with family, with your pet, or join the local club and meet new walking friends. Walk for exercise. Walk to tour new parks, towns and cities. Become a National Associate Member. Come join us. AVA is "Fun, Fitness, Friendship". 

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