Empire State Capital Volkssporters
Schenectady, New York
26th Year-Round Event
AVA Event 106657 #17/250
Jan 2 - Dec 31, 2017
||Cities in Song|
|Food for Thought||Honoring Our Flag|
|Lady Liberty||Nat'l Register of Historic Places|
|Points of Reference||State Street Sashay|
|Take a Walk - City Park||US Post Offices|
the USA - Street by Street
the Path of Inventions
Never Walk Alone
"The Stockade" "Nott Memorial Union College"
Welcome To Schenectady,
This event is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association (AVA) a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV).
Participants are eligible for credit toward IVV Achievement Awards.
Apostrophe Cafe at Proctors, (Located in Robb Alley near the Box Office.)
432 State St.
(518) 881- 4515
Hours: The Cafe is open M-S: 9AM-5PM and on Sundays: 9AM-2PM.
Please ask for the walkbox, which will be located behind the counter.
Course Description: The trail is rated 1A and follows streets and sidewalks of Schenectady, through the historic Stockade Section - Founded by the Dutch from Albany in 1660, for many years the settlement was surrounded by a wooden stockade, making it the only walled city in the Mohawk Valley. After the French destroyed it in 1690, Schenectady was enlarged and stockaded again. The stockade is long gone, but this old section of the city is still called the Stockade area.(dates back to 1690), Union College and the GE Plot. - suitable for wheelchairs and baby strollers. Some assistance may be required.
|At the junction of Front, Green and North Ferry Streets, is the Indian monument which marks the northeastern extremity and blockhouse of Queen's Fort that was built by 1705, after the massacre. The statue was placed at that site in 1887 and became known as "Lawrence the Indian." Lawrence was named after the Christian Mohawk who was a great friend to the early settlers and the most persistent of the trackers of the retreating French and Indians after the 1690 raid.|
|This nine-foot, bronze statue of President Chester A. Arthur, Union Class of 1848, dates to the 1880s. Arthur, the twenty-first president of the United States, is one of Union's most renowned alumni.|
|St. George's Church property on Ferry St. includes part of the site for the Queen's Fort. The church was used for barracks during the Revolutionary War. It is also said that the Presbyterians contributed to the building of St. George's with the understanding that they could use the church, but they must enter by the side door. The Episcopalians got to use the front door. There is also a graveyard behind the church.|
here for driving directions from your location)
State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
From East, South or West
Take the NYS Thruway to Exit 25. From the exit take I-890 to Exit 5 (Broadway). From East turn right at the foot of ramp, left if West onto Broadway.
Take Broadway to the second traffic light. Turn left for a pay parking lot; turn right onto S. Clinton St. for 2 more pay parking lots. For garage parking,
turn left at third light (Hamilton Street) and follow signs.
From North to South
Take Northway (I-87) South to Exit 6. Take Route 7 west into Schenectady to I-890 West. Follow I-890 to Exit 5 (Broadway).
Turn right off ramp onto Broadway to the third traffic light. Turn left into the Garage for parking. The Garage is adjacent to Proctors.
Enter the Proctors Arcade under the marquee next to New York State Lottery building.
Award: The "B" Award is the burgundy city bar for Schenectady to attach to the header (club emblem) purchased separately ($4.00 for the Header) There are also "B" Awards available from previous events.
Registration: Fees are: $4.00 for "B" Award & IVV Credit; $3.00 for IVV credit, and $2.00 for non-IVV credit walkers.
& Restrooms: Water and restroom facilities are available at the
start/finish (off the lobby to the left of ticket counter)
and along the route.
Refreshments may also be purchased from local businesses along the route. Walkers are encouraged to carry water during warm weather.
Smoking is prohibited in public buildings and Parks by New York State law. Please observe this ruling.
ESCV would like to thank the staff of the Apostrophe
Cafe at Proctors at the for the use of their
facilities and their help. Without them, this event would not be
For Additional Walk Information, please write or Call:
Teresa Kennedy (518) 370-0585
Groups of six or more please contact one of the above.