Weekend offers Outdoor Adventure in Dutchess County

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Are you a fan of boating, cycling, golf, hiking, camping, and even hunting and, fishing? Then mark your calendar to attend the first Hudson Valley Outdoor Adventure Expo on the weekend of June 2 and 3 at Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie. Dedicated to outdoor recreation, the expo is organized by the Dutchess County Tourism office with the help of Adventure Junction, Ulster County Tourism and the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum. There will be exhibitor booths at the Children's Museum pavilion representing all types of outdoor pursuits including demos on golf, ziplines, mountain biking and paddle sports. Hyde Park's Big Bear Ziplines is constructing a zipline on site for attendees to try out. The main stage will also have live music. 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, with the 5K taking place Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and the 2.5K at 12:15 p.m. Plans are also under way for 5- and 10-mile kayak races, plus a mountain biking race. The short, adventure-packed urban style mountain bike event will have a qualifying round, with a time trail, a semifinal, and final race over both days of the expo. The Expo's main site is directly across from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North train station and admission is only $10. Visi www.outdooradventureexpoHV.com for more details.

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