Great outdoor expo review

Today I attended the Great Outdoor Expo at the Best Western in Kingston, New York. What a great experience. Next year, I will definitely be renting a table to promote Take A Hike! N.J.

Upon speaking to so many great people in this industry, I was blown away by the positive response about Take A Hike! N.J.’s mission, what we provide, and even our logo and group name. Very tongue in cheek indeed, but that was my intention when I came up with the name. I wanted it to be something fun and different, but most importantly, memorable. I know that I made a positive impression on the people I met.

I must thank my friend and hiking buddy, Pierre Bertran. He acted as a brand ambassador today, promoting the group and educating people about what we do. We had a fantastic time, and look forward to returning next year.

I met and interacted with members of numerous outdoor groups, including the following:

The Woodstock Land Conservancy (WoodstockLandConservancy.org)

RPH Cabin Volunteers Club

Muddy Boots-Guiding & Gear Rental Co.

Friends of the Catskill Mountain Rail Trail

L.L. Bean (LLBean.com)

Campmor Outdoor (Campmor.com)

Eastern Outdoor Experiences (EasternOutdoorExperiences.com)

Suncommon (Suncommon.com)

Hudson Valley Ski Club (HudsonValleySkiClub.org)

Hunter Mountain (HunterMtn.com)

Tour de Cure American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org/capitalregion)

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NYNJTC.org)

Hike On Guides/Moe Lemire (HikeOnGuides.Com)

REI Co-Op (REI.com)

Stick2Local.com

CatskillCharityHike.com

The Catskill Center (CatskillCenter.org)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (dec.ny.gov/outdoor)

Esopus Creek Conservancy (EsopusCreekConservancy.org)

Tree Juice (TreeJuiceMapleSyrup.com)

Pinkey Puzzles (PinkeyPuzzles.com)

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