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.

Meetings

Club meetings are currently held on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the meeting room at the Gander Mountain in Dauphin County.

Gander Mountain
5005 Jonestown Rd
Harrisburg, PA

Take I-83 to Colonial Park exit. Drive toward Colonial Park on Jonestown Rd/Route 22 about 1.5 miles. Shopping Center with Gander Mountain is on the right. Meeting room is at the rear of the store on the left.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

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.

ENJOY!