I recently received an email from Oren Barris of Paths Peaks & Paddles in Western New York. Oren included a list of upcoming events and outings and stated: “The reason we’re putting all this out now is there is nothing more frustrating than trying to find or think of a gift for that person who has it all. Or someone who is just getting into a sport. I can’t think of a thing that is on our calendar that wouldn’t make a great gift for those people.”
Oren makes a great point. Give the Gift of the Outdoors to those you love – give them a “no-excuses” reason to get outside for some fun or to learn a new activity or skill. No matter where they live in New York State, there’s probably an outdoor adventure company offering great outings and classes. Here are a few companies I can vouch for. Visit their web site to see their event listings.