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2016 Outdoor Adventure Fest is here!
July 29, 2016 - July 31, 2016
Time to get outside! Celebrate parks and health in the outdoors at 2016 Outdoor Adventure Fest in New River Gorge National River, July 29 – 31. Learn how to play, stay safe, and practice outdoor ethics on any outdoor adventure at this FREE, hands-on festival. Explore fun ways to strengthen your mind, body, and spirit.
Friday, July 29
New River Gorge 100 Mile Challenge Adventure Hike, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Location: Grandview. Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service on this 4 mile challenge hike to help reach your 2016 goal to hike 100 miles in the local national parks in 2016. Meet at Grandview Visitor Center to hike the Grandview Rim Trail.
Saturday, July 30
Adventure Street Fair, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Location: Grandview. Come and go as you please for this hands-on outdoor adventure festival.
· Early Birding – 9:00 am
· Tai Chi Class – 10:30 am
· Guided Walks – 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm
· Active Southern West Virginia
· Enviroscope – Piney Creek Watershed
· Fly Tying and Casting – Trout Unlimited, Southern WV Chapter
· GPS Wayfinging
· Junior Ranger Centennial Badge
· Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics
· Photography – Beckley Camera Club
· Recycling Tips – Solid Waste Authority
· YMCA Healthy Lifestyles
Sunday, July 31
Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Location: Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Lansing. Meet this national trainer team and learn hot outdoor ethics tips.
Visit the park web site to see the complete 2016 Outdoor Adventure Fest program schedule. Wear comfortable walking shoes for all guided walks. Water, snacks, a camera, and binoculars are other useful tools to bring along. We look forward to seeing you in local national parks!
Photo caption: 2015 Outdoor Adventure Fest at Grandview. NPS / Jodi French-Burr.
Park information and tools to help plan a visit are also online at www.nps.gov/neri, www.nps.gov/gari, and www.nps.gov/blue.