17th ANNUAL ADK OUTDOOR EXPO
Saturday, June 13, 2015
9 am - 4 pm

Mendon Ponds Park Beach Area

Look here for the Expo brochure and other publicity materials.

PR Write-Ups for Chapter Newsletters

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Come learn some outdoor skills, meet people and clubs interested in the outdoors, test drive a canoe or kayak, take a hike. Then set in the sun or shade and listen to some good music. All this for free at the ADK's Outdoor Expo! June 13th at Mendon Ponds Park from 9am to 4pm www.adk-gvc.org/expo

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If you want to get outdoors but don't know where to start - this is the place! The ADK Outdoor Expo offers you a day of learning opportunities to enhance your enjoyment for outdoor recreation on both land and water. You can participate in over 60 workshops for hiking, canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, camping, bicycling and many other related outdoor skills. Test paddle the latest in kayaks and canoes on the pond. Check out the newest gear from local vendors. Meet representatives of local outdoor clubs and organizations. Learn about organizations that share your love of the outdoors. Take a guided hike. Saturday, June 13th, 9am to 4pm at Mendon Ponds Park beach area. Free & Open to the public. Presented by the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club.

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For the past 18 years in Genesee Valley chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club has put on a one day Outdoor Expo at Mendon Ponds Park by the beach. This year it's Saturday, June 13th from 9am to 4pm. This is not a fund raiser for the club, actually one of the few rules is no sales are allowed except food, there is not even an attendance fee. It's just open to whomever wants to stop by and enjoy themselves. The purpose of this event is to provide people in the community that are thinking about getting out and enjoying the outdoors, the chance to meet other people with the same interests, learn a few of the basic skills to be safe, try something new and have fun!

We invite other local outdoor clubs and vendors to come set up a table, booth or tent; perhaps do a demonstration. Anything they feel they have to offer is pretty much fair game. Past years have included such things as hang gliders, hot air balloons and gliders. Every year this Expo has grown, both in size and attendance, based mainly on feedback from the attendees and participants. This year we have over 50 different organizations providing lover 70 workshops, so there's plenty for everyone! Always popular are workshops such as map & compass, hiking opportunities in Monroe County, outdoor activities with kids and the ever popular beach; where local canoe and kayak vendors bring boats to test drive; all for free!

For the more experienced, we have things such as winter backpacking, wilderness survival and how to dehydrate food for backpacking. Again our goal is something for everyone!

If you'd like to check out the full schedule, it's on our website at: http://www.adk-gvc.org/expo

You can also contact me at: Rich@RSImage.com 585-414-1725 or Nancy Donny at: nedscanoe@gmail.com