In the Dutchess County Spotlight
Hudson Valley Outdoor Adventure ExpoAre you a fan of boating, cycling, golf, hiking, camping, and even hunting and, fishing? You don't want to miss the first Hudson Valley Outdoor Adventure Expo on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3 at Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie.
Dedicated to outdoor recreation, the expo is organized by Dutchess County Tourism with Adventure Junction, Ulster County Tourism and the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum.
Talk to expert exhibitors at the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum pavilion, who represent all types of outdoor pursuits, including golf, ziplines, mountain biking, hiking, and paddle sports. Hyde Park's Big Bear Ziplines is constructing a zipline on site for attendees to try out. The Expo features outdoor demos and live music on the main stage. Sat.: The Free Draft Beer Live Band. Joe Cooper & Dan Dwyer play southern/ country rock, 12-2pm and 3:30 - 5pm. Sun: The Willy Amrod Band performs 12:30-2pm and 2:30-4:30pm.
RaceIt is organizing a 5K run/walk on Saturday, June 2. The course includes the Walkway Over the Hudson loop trail. Start on the east side of the Hudson River and end at the expo in Waryas Park. There will also be a children's road race. You can also sign up now for two Open Water Swims. The 5K takes place Saturday at 11:30am and the 2.5K at 12:15pm.
Visit Racit for details on the 5- and 10-mile kayak races, plus a mountain biking race. The short, adventure-packed urban style mountain bike event has a qualifying round, a time trail, a semifinal, and the final race over both days of the expo.
Race prizes donated by Adams Fairacre Farms, Arlington Wine and Liquor, Babycakes, Cafe Bocca and Hyde Park Brewery.
Metro-North Railroad makes it easy for visitors to get here from New York City www.mta.info. The Expo's main site is directly across from the Poughkeepsie train station and admission is only $10. Details, links to Raceit to sign up for competitive events, and directions can be found at www.outdooradventureexpoHV.com for details.