Wednesday, April 14, 2010
PaddlePalooza! Ohio Outdoors Expo, April 30-May 1
With an increasing number of people enjoying the Ohio’s waterways, trails and campgrounds, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is promoting outdoor recreational opportunities at PaddlePalooza—Ohio’s Outdoors Expo. The event is open April 30 from 4-8 p.m. and May 1, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Ohio Expo Center's Lausche Building, on the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus.
Visit www.paddlepalozza.net for show information.
Kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking and biking enthusiasts from across the state will converge at PaddlePalooza, which will feature displays from ODNR’s Division of Watercraft and Ohio State Parks, located at booths 512-515. ODNR staff will be on hand to promote Ohio’s great trails, paddling and camping opportunities.
As an added convenience for event goers who purchase a canoe or kayak at the show, the Division of Watercraft is offering on-site sales of watercraft registrations and alternative registration at their PaddlePalooza booth.
PaddlePalooza will also feature an indoor kayak demonstration pool and certified instructors from Columbus Outdoor Pursuits and a number of ongoing seminars on subjects including car-topping equipment and techniques, rigging kayaks for fishing, selecting the right mountain bike or camping tent, and new product introductions and reviews.
Exhibits will feature the latest in canoes, kayaks and paddle gear, mountain bikes, camping equipment from local retailers. Canoe rental liveries and guides will share what they have to offer Ohioans seeking an outdoor water adventure. A number of local paddling, hiking and biking clubs will be on hand to answer outdoor-related questions.
Admission to PaddlePalooza is $10 for adults; $5 for children age 16 and younger; kids under age 5 admitted free of charge. Discount coupons will be available at select local outdoor retailers. Visit www.paddlepalooza.net for more information.
Visit the ODNR web site at www.ohiodnr.com for additional information on outdoors recreation programs and facilities.
Posted by Gr8LakesCamper at 11:45 AM