Parent's Night Out

Folksmarch Walking Group

Folksmarch is a non-competitive walking event conducted monthly for people of all ages and abilities here in Central New York. Folksmarching began in October 1981 under the leadership of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse and has been conducted every month since . It began as an Americanization of the European "Volksmarche," or people's walk.

Folksmarches are generally held on the second weekend every month. Walk anytime between 8 am and 11 am on Saturday, and from 1 to 3 pm on Sunday of the event. Participants walk at their own pace, and the purpose is strictly for fun, fellowship and exercise. The route distances are a choice of either 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles). Routes vary at each location, but normally include a combination of paved walkways and natural settings. Routes are marked and a map is provided to each walker. A shorter modified route is always available to those who choose not to walk the longer distances.

2016 Schedule

  • December 12-13 (2015) - Village of Cazenovia
  • January 9-10 - Destiny USA
  • February 13-14 - Shoppingtown
  • March 12-13 - Radisson
  • April 9-10 - Village of Manlius - YMCA
  • May 14-15 - Beaver Lake Nature Center
  • June 18 - Village of Elbridge - Dairy Farm
  • July 9-10 - Sterling Nature Center
  • August 13-14 - Marcellus Park / Baltimore Woods
  • September 10-11 - Fallbrook / Rice Creek Oswego
  • October 8-9 - Green Lakes State Park
  • November 12-13 - Village of Solvay
  • December 10-11 - Village of Skaneateles