The Emerald City Wanderers
Seattle, Washington

We are a walking club, associated with America’s Walking Club, also known as the American Volkssport Association.  We offer  fun, fitness, and friendship through non-competitive walking events. We are known as the Holiday Club because we sponsor organized events on and around holidays  – New Year’s Eve and Day,  Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day and Halloween.  And we host many year-round-events in Seattle.

Next General Membership Meeting is Thursday, August 8, 2019:

Join us for supper and socializing. We would love to have you.  Dues are $5 per year, which entitles you to work at our walks (some reward, eh?) and to good company and fun.  We are a diverse group that enjoys walking as well as each other’s company.  More info: send a note to Mike.

LocationBurien Roundtable Pizza, 15730 – 1st Avenue South.  Supper (no-host)at 6ish PM; meeting at 7:00 PM.


Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, August 31, starting at Seattle University.  Explore the beautiful campus of Seattle University and then walk through Capitol Hill, downtown, and more.  Further details to be announced soon.

Halloween: Saturday, October 26, at Remlinger Farms, Carnation.  Take in the autumn colors with a pastoral walk through Remlinger Farms, along area nature trails, and through the quaint town of Carnation.  Be creative and dress up in your Halloween costume – there will be prizes!  Further details to be announced.

New Year’s Eve and Day:  Tuesday December 31, and Wednesday January 1, starting in West Seattle.  Come join us on New Year’s Eve for a beautiful walk along Alki, starting around sunset, followed by a stroll in the neighborhood to enjoy the holiday lights.  Then return on New Year’s Day to say hello to the new year with a refreshing morning walk through West Seattle.  Further details to be announced.

LIGHT RAIL WALKS CHALLENGE PROGRAM:  For 2019 we joined with several other clubs to sponsor the Light Rail Challenge, which features walks originating from Light Rail stations from Angle Lake to the UW.  Details:  Light Rails Challenge

NATIONAL PARK ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL PROGRAM: In 2016, the National Park Service celebrated its Centennial – 100 Years! The Emerald City Wanderers club sponsors an AVA Special Program to honor that Centennial.  More details here.