2016 Outdoor Adventure Fest is here!

ranger and visitors at festival
2015 Outdoor Adventure Fest at Grandview

NPS, Jodi French-Burr

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News Release Date: July 27, 2016

Contact: Jodi French-Burr, 304-574-2115

Glen Jean, West Virginia—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!


Park information and tools to help plan a visit are also online at www.nps.gov/neriwww.nps.gov/gari, and www.nps.gov/blue.  

Last updated: July 27, 2016

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