volkscover72.jpgGreat Lakes Seaway Trail, N.Y. and PA - Walking enthusiasts of all ages can now enjoy learning about America's War of 1812 history on Great Lakes Seaway Trail VolksWalks in Ogdensburg, Sackets Harbor, Oswego, Pultneyville, Youngstown, Lewiston, Williamsville, Buffalo, NY, and Erie, PA, daily, from dawn to dusk.   Walkers completing the 3.1-mile and 6.2-mile Great Lakes Seaway Trail VolksWalks can earn pins featuring a sailing ship, cannon, soldier, Fort Ontario and Fort La Presentation, crossed rifles, a young America's flag, the burning of Buffalo, and the famous words flown on the USS Niagara's battle flag.   Learn more online at www.seawaytrail.com/volkssport, or call 315-646-1000 x200.   The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is a 518-mile National Scenic Byway in New York and Pennsylvania. # MORE INFO The Great Lakes Seaway Trail 1812 VolksWalks starting locations are: ·    Ogdensburg, NY: Dobisky Visitor's Center, 100 Riverside Avenue ·    Sackets Harbor, NY: Ontario Place Hotel, 103 General Smith Drive ·    Oswego, NY: Quality Inn & Suites, 70 E. 1st St. ·    Pultneyville, NY: Pultneyville Deli Company, 4120 Lake Road, Williamson ·    Youngstown, NY: The Village Diner, 425 Main Street ·    Lewiston, NY: Little Yellow Artisan House, 476 Center Street ·    Williamsville, NY: DiCamillo Bakery, 5329 Main Street ·    Buffalo, NY: Holiday Inn, 620 Delaware Avenue ·    Erie, PA: Avalon Hotel, 16 W. 10th Street. The American Volkssport Association (AVA) and the International Volkssport Federation both approve the walks for credits. The walks qualify for AVA points under several categories including Walking America's Trails, Forts of the United States, Historic Churches, Firehouses, Museums, Murals, Bakeries Family Owned, Classic Movie Theaters, and Main Street.   The Great Lakes Seaway Trail Volkssport Association, which meets monthly in Sackets Harbor, NY, at the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center, will host a special 1812 VolksWalk event September 29 in Sackets Harbor, NY. Learn more at www.seawaytrail.com/volkssport or call 315-646-1000 x200.  #

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Contact: Daryl Giles, Great Lakes Seaway Trail, 315-646-1000 x200