ODNR Helps Anchor New Ohio Outdoors Expo At State Fairgrounds

ODNR Helps Anchor New Ohio Outdoors Expo At State Fairgrounds

Ohio Department Natural Resources
Ohio Department Natural Resources

COLUMBUS, OH –-(AmmoLand.com)- With an increasing number of Ohioans enjoying the state’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.

Kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking and biking enthusiasts from across the state will converge in the Ohio Expo Center’s Lausche Building for 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.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at www.ohiodnr.com for additional information on outdoors recreation programs and facilities.

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