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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Venture Outdoors Festival in Point State Park on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, May 16, 2013 at 4:00 PM

The free annual hands-on expo for all things rugged or just plain recreational is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you ever wanted to try a climbing wall, in other words, now’s the time. Plus things as low-impact as horseshoes.

Likewise kayaking, fishing in the Allegheny, dragon-boating, yoga and more. (This year, borrowing a page from the restaurant world, the fest will test a smartphone-based “no wait” reservation system for boats.)

There’s also lessons in the esoteric martial-arts discipline of capoeira (and the rather slower art of tai chi) and lawn games in the GameZone organized by festival sponsor Dick’s Sporting Goods: croquet, bocce, Ladderball.

Venture Outdoors will even have bikes on hand for you to ride. Or take to the water on the RiverQuest Explorer, a “green” boat that teaches about the health of the watershed.

Everything you need to know should be here.

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