Bugs Away- Free Clinic
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Don’t let the biting insects ruin your outdoor adventures! Learn what products are available to keep you safe from mosquitoes, tick, and other various insects. Products like insect repellents, insect repellent clothing, insect sprays to treat clothing, as well as Deet free products.

Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our 2nd Oktoberfest on August 25th, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Gather together with friends and family for beer, food, music, and more! Cash only for all food and beverages purchases.

Sale: All German brands: Leki, Deuter, Jack Wolfskin, & Lowa will be 25% Off from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Drinks: Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. will have a variety of German style beer options as well as their homemade root beer.

Food: Each pint glass sale will include a freshly baked pretzel from Reincker’s Bakery.

Transportation: No parking on the streets will be permitted. Transportation will be provided by A Touch of Glass Limousine Service from the CVNP Kendall Lake parking area to Appalachian Outfitters.

Pint Glass Options: There will be three glass options for purchase: a Jack Wolfskin mug for $5 (this is reserved for root beer only), a Lowa or a Appalachian Outfitters pint glass for $10, or a Deuter Stein for $20.

Knot Tying 101- Free Clinic
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

If you spend any time outdoors, basic knots can be a lifesaver…. literally. Join us for this informal clinic on how to tie basic knots such as the Figure Eight, the Bowtie knot, and the Clove Hitch along with several others.

Hiking in Bath Nature Preserve
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Before our fall hiking series we are offering a hike in collaboration with the University of Akron Field Station located within The Bath Nature Preserve. The BNP is 404 acres of land consisting of several environmental habitats–wetlands, woodlands, riparian, and old-field habitats. The hike will be approximately 3 miles, starting at the Field Station taking the Bridle Trail loop coming back up on the North Fork Trail and then back down on Bridle Trail to end at the Field Station. The hike will start with Dr. Lara Roketenetz discussing what programs are available through BNP. Appalachian Outfitter’s Chelsea Smith will then lead the hike within BNP. There is no limit to the number of participants, however to participate in the hike there is a program fee of $10 that will need to be prepaid ahead of time. This can be done by calling the store at 330.655.5444. A donation will be made to the University of Akron Field Station. The group will meet on Wednesday, August 30th at 6 pm at the Field Station parking lot. Enter of Ira Road then follow the road past the main parking lot and stop at the second house which is the Field Station. Parking is limited, so carpool if possible.

2017 Fall Hiking Series
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This fall we are lucky to have several sponsors which include Columbia, Sherpa Adventure Gear, Smartwool, Sea to Summit, Deuter, Leki, and Stanley. Leki will provide demo hiking poles that will be available to test at each hike. We will have one sponsor per week that will provide a raffle prize for each hike, to be eligible to win you must attend that hike. In addition to raffle prizes per hike, there will be six grand prizes separate from the participation give-away. Each hike attended will result in one raffle ticket towards the raffle for the final grand prizes. Limit one grand prize per person. As done in the past anyone who completes 8 out of 11 hikes will receive a Stanley 20oz Vacuum Quencher in black. All hikes will begin promptly at 9:00 am on Sundays and at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays. Our waivers have specifically been designated with starting and ending times, so we are unable to wait past 9:00 am or 6:00 pm to begin our hikes. Please be on time. Throughout the series we will be accepting donations for Trails Forever, which helps to maintain the great trails within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Disc Golf 101
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our first ever class on Disc Golf with Appalachian Outfitter’s own Greg K. Participants will meet at Hudson Springs Park, where they will learn the beginner basics of playing disc golf, like how to throw the drivers, mid-range and putting discs. Each participant will receive a starter pack of three discs, specifically disc golf discs. The class fee is $30 and has a limit of ten participants total. Also due to ordering deadlines on the disc golf starter kits, we must close registration two weeks prior to the event date. The last date to register will be August, 21st. To RSVP please call the store at 330.655.5444.

The John Muir Trail Experience
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The John Muir Trail is a long distance trail ranging about 210 miles total. The trail is through the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. It passes through three national parks, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia. Appalachian Outfitter’s Matt W. will be leading this course. Matt has recently completed the John Muir Trail and wants to share his knowledge with you! Matt will discuss how to prepare/plan for the trip, what you should bring, what to expect, and the best time of year to go. This class is going to be offered on Saturday, September 9th from 11:00-12:30 pm. There will be a fee of $12 per person for course participants, a small carabiner will be included in this fee. The total number of participants is 35. To RSVP please call the store at 330.655.5444.