Seaway Trail VolksWalks offered daily in several sites

Walking enthusiasts of all ages can learn about America’s War of 1812 history on Great Lakes Seaway Trail VolksWalks in Ogdensburg, Sackets Harbor, Oswego, Pultneyville, Youngstown, Lewiston, Williamsville, Buffalo, NY, and Erie, PA, daily, from dawn to dusk.

Walkers completing the 3.1-mile and 6.2-mile Great Lakes Seaway Trail VolksWalks can earn pins featuring a sailing ship, cannon, soldier, Fort Ontario and Fort La Presentation, crossed rifles, a young America’s flag, the burning of Buffalo, and the famous words flown on the USS Niagara’s battle flag.

Learn more online at, or call 646-1000 x200.

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is a 518-mile National Scenic Byway in New York and Pennsylvania.

The American Volkssport Association (AVA) and the International Volkssport Federation both approve the walks for credits.

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail Volkssport Association, which meets monthly in Sackets Harbor, at the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center, will host an 1812 VolksWalk event Sept. 29 in Sackets Harbor. Learn more at or call 646-1000 x200.