Free walking event to be held


Fairborn Daily Herald



TROY — Ohio Wander Freunde will hold a free Volkswalk Saturday, Oct. 21.

Registration is from 9 a.m.-noon at Lost Creek Reserve and Knoop Agricultural Heritage Center. Participants must be finished by 3 p.m. Volkswalks do not have a shotgun start. Once registered, participants can start walking. The walk is free, but for those who want the stamp issued by the American Volkssport Association must pay $3.

Lost Creek Reserve is located at 2645 E. St. Rt. 41 in Troy. From Fairborn, take Interstate 675 north to I-70 west to State Route 202 north and State Route 41 East. Look for the red barns and IVV flag east of the parking lot.

The Walk is two 5K loops utilizing established earth, grass and gravel footpaths, park roads and roadway berm. Reserve areas to enjoy are walnut grove, lost creek, woodlands, wetland and agriculture. Knoop Farm, which was settled in early 1800’s, features several historic barns. The Knoop Family home, c. 1883, and now Miami County Park District Headquarters, is Victorian in style and overlooks a pond/fountain. The Knoop Family Cemetery is the oldest in Miami County.

For more information on these walks or Volkswalking in general, contact Carol Yegerlehner at 937-878-8381 or visit AVA.org.

Fairborn Daily Herald

Story courtesy of the Fairborn Walking Club.

Story courtesy of the Fairborn Walking Club.