Monday, May 14, 2012

Get Outdoors with the Outdoor Adventure Expo!

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Canoes, kayaks & paddle boats!
Kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and climbing are just some of the magnificent outdoor adventures available throughout Monmouth County. Are you ready to greet the outdoors with open arms? Or are you already an outdoor adventurer looking to learn more about these great activities? There’s no better place to learn about the vast variety of outdoor opportunities available than by visiting the Park System’s Outdoor Adventure Expo on Sunday, May 20 from 11:00am-5:00pm at Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold.

The Outdoor Adventure Expo is an annual family-friendly event that allows our visitors to explore and sample all there is to offer in the area. The following are some of the wonderful happenings you’ll experience at the Expo:
  • Test a variety of equipment such as touring kayaks, white water kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, our 25 foot rock climbing wall, and more!
  • Children’s fishing derby.
  • Take a shot with hands-on golf demonstrations.
  • Attend free lectures, demonstrations, mini-clinics, and nature hikes.
  • Meet vendors for various outdoor activities who will offer advice and be available to answer all of your questions.
  • Discover local and regional outdoor adventures and sportsmen’s clubs.

Be sure not to miss the following scheduled events (schedule subject to change):
Kids' Fishing Derby
  • 11:30am – White Water Kayaking Demo (presented by MCPS Staff)
  • 12:00pm – Long Bow Demonstration (presented by Warpath Archery)
  • 12:00-2:00pm – Fishing Derby (presented by Jersey Shore Chapter – Trout Unlimited)
  • 12:30pm – Reptile Show (presented by MCPS Staff)
  • 1:00pm – Picking the Right Kayak (presented by Eastern Mountain Sports)
  • 2:00pm – Geocache Hike (presented by MCPS Staff & Central Jersey Geocaching)
  • 3:00pm – Long Bow Demonstration (presented by Warpath Archery) 
  • 3:30pm – Reptile Show (presented by MCPS Staff)
Ongoing demonstrations will also be available:
  • Archery (MCPS Staff)
  • Golf (MCPS Staff)
  • Lost in a Monmouth County park? There's an App for that! (MCPS Staff)
  • Rigging Sailboats & Sailors Knots (SEAS)
  • Small Animal Care (14 Carrot Rabbit Club)
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding (Aloha Guides)
Here is a full list of the exhibitors who will be available during the Outdoor Adventure Expo:
  • 14 Carrot Rabbit
  • Aloha Guides
  • American Littoral Society
  • Central Jersey Geocaching
  • D&D Concessions
  • East Coast Diving Center
  • Eastern Mountain Sports
  • Hunters Helping the Hungry
  • Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association
  • Jersey Shore Chapter – Trout Unlimited
  • John Drulle, M.D., Memorial Lyme Fund
  • The Kids Fishing Shop
  • Monmouth County Park System
    • Acquisition & Design
    • Golf Division
    • Historic Walnford
    • Naturalist Division
    • Outdoor Adventures
    • Turkey Swamp Park
    • Visitor Services
  • Monmouth Ski Club
  • Scott Motor Coach RV Sales
  • Shoot NJ LLC
  • Sierra Club – Jersey Shore Group
  • Society for the Education of American Sailors
  • Warpath Archery
  • YMCA Camp Topanemus

The Outdoor Adventure Expo is free and will run rain or shine. Don’t miss out on this amazing event that is sure to get you and your family ready to venture outdoors and try something new.

Camping is available within the park for a fee (see our Turkey Swamp Park page for information campsite reservations).

For additional information on this event, please call (732) 842-4000, ext. 4312. We'll see you there!

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