Sunday, December 23, 2018


AVA: America's Walking Club Convention and more tour on June 8 – 18, 2019 

(The fees for the walks, socials and awards are not included in the total price. You can go to the AVA website for more information as it becomes available.)

June 8 (Saturday) Fly day only into Manchester, New Hampshire Airport. Hotel Accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express for 2 nights!! (603) 669-6800 Continental Breakfast included and free shuttle from airport. Short meeting that evening at 7:00 p.m.

June 9 (Sunday) Drive to Portsmouth, New Hampshire for the 1st Pre-Convention walk of the trip. The 3rd oldest city in the US, settled in 1623 as a fishing port. 17th & 18th century houses with staff in period dress that demonstrate traditional crafts. In the afternoon, continue to Exeter, NH., the former Capital for year round event. This town was settled in 1638, rich in history and architecture. Return to our hotel in Manchester.

June 10 (Monday) Drive to Danvers, Massachusetts for 2nd Pre-Convention walk. Another historic walk, rich in history. Many highlights to see on this walk! Continue to Springfield, Massachusetts for Hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express-Downtown for one night. (413) 285-8436 Continental Breakfast included.

June 11 (Tuesday) Depart our hotel and drive a short distance to the Springfield Convention walk. This walk will take you through Forest Park, one of the largest urban, municipal parks in the USA. Continue our journey to Troy, New York to participate in the year round event. The
trail passes many historic homes, monuments, and the Hudson River shoreline. Short drive to Albany and the Red Lion Hotel for 4 nights!! (518) 458-7250 Continental Breakfast included.

June 12 (Wednesday) Participate in the AVA Convention walks, socials and meetings! Drive to the Cohoes and Waterford Convention walks. Cohoes is called the “Spindle City” because of the Importance of textile manufacturing. The Waterford walk includes views of Cohoes Falls, Goat and Peebles Island. Enter Waterford Lock #2 to observe the operation of the lock System on the Erie Canal. Return to our hotel.

 June 13 (Thursday) Drive to Saratoga National Historic Park for Convention Walk. We will be walking specific sections of the Battlefield! Return to our hotel.

June 14 (Friday) Participate in President David Bonewitz Convention Walk in the Historic Capital City of Albany. Walking the downtown area, Corning Preserve and along the Hudson River. Return to our hotel.

June 15 (Saturday) Drive to Cooperstown, New York for the Post-Convention walk. This walk will pass through the village residential area, the historic Main Street and the National Baseball
Hall of Fame. Hopefully time to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. Continue to Niagara Falls, New York for hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn for 2 nights (716) 285-2521. Full Breakfast included.

June 16 (Sunday)Participate in the last AVA Convention Walk in Buffalo, New York. This walk connects 3 trails that will include the Erie Basin Marina Trail, Erie Canal way Trail and the Buffalo Harbor State Park. Return to our hotel.

Participate in the Niagara Falls year round event. (If you decide to walk across the Border into Canada, YOU MUST HAVE A PASSPORT!) There is a 5/10K walk entirely on the US side with views of Canada.

June 17 (Tuesday) Drive to Lockport, New York for year round event. Will include the Erie Canal towpath, historic homes in this important city on the water route to the West. In the afternoon, drive to Lewiston, New York for our LAST walk of the tour. This is a War of 1812 walk that goes through the charming village. Continue to Buffalo to our hotel for one night, Hampton Inn & Suites located at the Buffalo Airport. (716) 631-0200 Continental Breakfast and Free Shuttle to the airport. Possible pizza party at hotel, reminiscing about this great tour!


$50.00 will reserve your seat on this Fantastic AVA Convention Trip.

Price Per Person: (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)

SINGLE: $2000.00 DOUBLE: $1400.00 TRIPLE: $1100.00


Single:            January 20th - $1,000          April 15th - $1,000
Double:          January 20th - $700             April 15th - $700
Triple:            January 20th - $550             April 15th - $550

The cost of the trip will include:
  • Fully Escorted Deluxe Bus Transportation 

  • 10 nights of Hotel Accommodations at various hotels 

  • Deluxe Continental or Full Breakfast at ALL hotels 
  • All Taxes and Tips, including those for the Bus Driver and Tour Escort 
  • Walk Fees(Credit Only) for walks other than those designated for the AVA Convention
  • Refreshments and snacks throughout the trip 

  • Entrance into the Baseball Hall of Fame 

Make checks payable to Mary Ptacek and send to:
2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052
Phone: (702) 523-4920

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