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19th Annual Seasonal Walk
10/5 km Volkswalk

April 1 - November 30, 2018

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Welcome To Caroga Lake, New York 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.


Course Description:  The 10 km (6.2 mile) trail is rated 2A.  The trail follows along the shoulder of Rte 10 and Canada Lake Shore Road which makes it unsuitable for wheelchairs.   Caroga Lake is located within the Adirondack Park region.  You will capture the feeling of Adirondack camp life as you walk along the shoreline of Canada and Green Lakes. You will pass  Author Barbara McMartin’s home on Canada Lake (Author of the History of Caroga Lake & many other historical guides.)

Starting Point:Caroga Lake Town Offices, 1840 State hwy. #10, Caroga, Lake, NY. There is an alternate start point for when the Town Offices are closed. (See below)

Alternate Start Point: Canada Lake Store (To be used only when Town Offices are closed) during June - Aug. Hours are: M-F 8AM-7PM;Sat. & Sun. 9Am-9PM. Sept.-Nov. hours are M-F 8AM-7PM; Sat. & Sun. 9AM-7PM. To get to the Canada Lake Store Follow Directions to Caroga Lake, then continue North on Rt. 10 past the Town Offices for approx. 3 miles. The store will be on your left just after passing Green Lake. *NOTE: Sign in at the store but please PARK and begin the walk at the Town Offices. Restrooms are available at Town Offices when open or at the Nick Stoner Golf Course or food establishments in town.

Hours: Daylight hours. The starting point is only open limited hours. The Caroga Lake Town Offices are open Mon. 9AM-2:30 PM, Tues.-Fri. 9AM-4PM and Sat. 9AM-12Noon. Closed on Sundays.


"B" Award is the green bar for Caroga Lake, to be attached to the Header (club emblem) which can be purchased separately for $3.00.
;"B" Award and IVV credit is $4.00;
 IVV credit only - $3.00
Non-IVV credit - . $2.00 

The Caroga Historical Museum - London Bridge Road (518) 835-4400. Outdoor museum complex is Open Jul-Aug, W-Su 1-5PM. Handicap accessible. Free admission.

Directions: (click here for driving directions from your location)

Caroga Lake is located in the Adirondak Park approximately 20 miles north of I-90 (NYS Thruway) Exit 28 or 29. It is northwest of Johnstown and Gloversville.

From Albany and South:Proceed West on I-90 (NYThruway) to Exit 28 (Fonda/Fultonville). From Exit (it is approx. 20 miles to Caroga Lake) turn Left (Riverside Dr.), then Right onto Rt. 30 and cross the Mohawk River. Left on Main (30A) then a Right onto Broadway (30A). Follow 30A for approx. 8 miles. Turn left onto Rt. 29A and follow this for 12 miles to Caroga Lake. Continue straight onto RT 10 past former amusement park on left for another 1.1 miles and the town offices will be on your left (across from the golf course, former school).

From the West: Go East on I-90 (NYThruway) to Exit 29 (Canajoharie). Turn Right (Main St.) Turn Right (Church St-RT10). Follow Route 10 North for approx. 20 miles to Caroga Lake, past former amusement park for another 1.1 miles and the town offices will be on your left (across from the golf course, former school).
From the North: Take Exit 15 I-87 (Adirondack Northway), Saratoga Springs, proceed west (Rt 50) into downtown Saratoga. Turn Right onto Rt. 29 (Washington St.) and travel West for approx. 30 miles. Turn Right onto Rt. 29A (White Holland House Restaurant on corner). Continue on 29A to Caroga Lake (approx. 17 miles). Continue straight onto Rt. 10 past former amusement park for another 1.1 miles and the town offices will be on your left (across from the golf course, former school).

Smoking is prohibited in public buildings by State Law. Please observe this ruling.

SPECIAL THANKS: ESCV thanks the Town of Caroga Lake Offices for the use of their facilities and for their assistance. We also thank the Canada Lake Store for letting us use their store for an alternate Start Point.

For more information on this or other ESCV walks

call or E-mail: Barbara Nigro
(518) 725-6228

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