Who We Are

  • The Susquehanna Rovers are a group of people in Central Pennsylvania and surrounding areas who share a love of the outdoors and an interest in walking. We range in age from babies in backpacks to folks in their 80's, and we come from all walks of life.

  • We are part of a worldwide network of similar clubs, all of whom host and take part in volkssporting events. "Volkssport" means people's sport. There are four main sports - walking, biking, swimming and cross country skiing. Walks, or volksmarches, are the most popular type of event.

Rover PA Walk
Membership Required?

You don't have to join the Rovers to go on our walks, but membership has several benefits. We send out our award winning newsletter every other month which has information about our upcoming club events as well as other clubs in the region.

By becoming a member and attending the monthly meetings, you can have a say in picking locations for future walks, planning the trail, designing the award and meeting people with similar interests. Do you have a favorite spot which you think is perfect for a walk? Join the Rovers and turn your ideas into reality!

Come walk with us! Membership is inexpensive. To receive additional information about joining the Susquehanna Rovers, send an email to our Membership Manager, or call 717-234-7765. When you are ready, download our Membership form and send it in!

Community Involvement

Read about our Pet Food Donation Efforts. We want to highlight the club's latest effort which is to collect dog and cat food and supplies for the Humane Society of Harrisburg. They are in need of peanut butter, sensitive stomach dry cat food, non-clumping kitty litter, sturdy plastic bottles (not soda bottles), cat and dog toys. Items can be brought to meetings and all Traditional events.

This is "Rover" who applauds all contributions.

Environmental Issues

Read about and join our CleanUp Efforts this year. The Susquehanna Rovers Volksmarch Club promotes walking as an activity in which the entire family can participate and gain an appreciation of the outdoors as well as the benefits of aerobic exercise. We have an interest in environmental issues and a commitment to preserving natural areas. We are also committed to leaving our event locations cleaner than when we arrived. Walking has gained popularity as a sport simply because it is something everyone can do. It brings you in touch with your surroundings in an immediate way which you cannot experience by driving your car. As the number of walkers increases, so does the concern for safe, clean, scenic areas in which to walk. Organizations such as the Capital Area Greenbelt Association, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and the National Parks and Conservation Association are actively promoting responsible development and conservation practices.

We applaud and support their efforts. We also encourage our members to become aware of local issues involving the preservation of natural areas within neighborhoods where residents can enjoy walking, biking and other outdoor activities.



Club meetings are currently held on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Hunt Club meeting room at the Bass Pro Shop in Dauphin County.

Bass Pro Shop
Hunt Club Meeting Room
Harrisburg Mall 3501 Paxton Street Harrisburg, PA 17111

The Hunt Club room is next to the gun counter on the second floor.

Everyone is welcome to attend!