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 MARCH 2014

Saturday, March 1st
Hike & Cider Tasting
Simply the area's most scenic hike!  The trail begins behind the outfitters with a gradual accent through a picturesque hardwood forest to a spectacular view of two rivers and three states.  Maryland Heights towers above the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Afterwards relax at a local ciderworks with a hard cider tasting or a hot cup of mulled cider.

Saturday & Sunday, March 1st & 2nd
Widerness First Aid Training
This American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid course, taught by certified instructors, is a sixteen-hour course designed to give you the skills you need to respond to situations when help is delayed or not readily available.

 APRIL 2014

Saturday April 5th
Wildflowers & Wine Hike
Hike through vineyards of Tarara Winery and along the Potomac, a plant migration route near Lucketts, Virginia. John DeMary, naturalist and wildflower expert, guides you as he identifies and teaches you to identify early spring flora and fauna along the riverbank and trails. You will finish back at the winery, with a wine tasting on Tarara's Lakeside Lawn scenic picnic area. 

Saturday April 12th
Wildflowers & Wine Hike
Hike through vineyards of Tarara Winery and along the Potomac, a plant migration route near Lucketts, Virginia. John DeMary, naturalist and wildflower expert, guides you as he identifies and teaches you to identify early spring flora and fauna along the riverbank and trails. You will finish back at the winery, with a wine tasting on Tarara's Lakeside Lawn scenic picnic area. 

 MAY 2014

Sunday, May 11th
Wildflowers & Wine Hike
Walk through a forest of wildflowers on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains 16 miles west of Middleburg, VA in the Thompson Wildlife Management Area. The location of our trail head 2,000 feet above sea level allows for an exciting floral diversity of Showy Orchis, Trillium, Lady Slippers and other spring wildflowers late into June. The hike ends in style with refreshments at Naked Mountain Winery. 

Saturday, May 17th
Wildflowers & Wine Hike
Walk through a forest of wildflowers on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains 16 miles west of Middleburg, VA in the Thompson Wildlife Management Area. The location of our trail head 2,000 feet above sea level allows for an exciting floral diversity of Showy Orchis, Trillium, Lady Slippers and other spring wildflowers late into June. The hike ends in style with refreshments at Naked Mountain Winery. . 

Saturday, May 24th - Memorial Day Weekend
Paddle To The Sweet Shine
Join River & Trail Outfitters on a scenic paddling tour followed by a visit to an historic distillery, and taste artisan fruit cordials created by hand using the farm’s own lemons and raspberries!

Sunday, May 25th - Memorial Day Weekend
Antietam Kayak & Brunch Tour
Antietam Creek is the perfect venue for recreational kayaking. A scenic stream graced with stone arch bridges, Antietam offers wildlife-sightings of blue heron, ducks, turtles, and beaver. Beyond its natural beauty, you will float under Burnside Bridge on Antietam Battlefield, one of the most famous sites in Civil War History. Our qualified instructor will give historical interpretation at this site and entertain you with the turbulent tales of this war so crucial to our nation's history.

 JUNE 2014

Saturday, June 14th - Father's Day Weekend
Boat & Brew Tour
What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, Maryland and then kick back and enjoy a beer tasting with appetizers at Barley & Hops grill and microbrewery.

Saturday, June 14th - Father's Day Weekend
Paddle To The Sweet Shine
Join River & Trail Outfitters on a scenic paddling tour followed by a visit to an historic distillery, and taste artisan fruit cordials created by hand using the farm’s own lemons and raspberries!

Saturday, June 14th - Father's Day Weekend
Sunset / Full Moon Float
Join River and Trail Outfitters for this guided kayaking tour on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. No paddling experience or equipment required.

Sunday, June 15th - Father's Day Weekend
Antietam Kayak & Brunch Tour
Antietam Creek is the perfect venue for recreational kayaking. A scenic stream graced with stone arch bridges, Antietam offers wildlife-sightings of blue heron, ducks, turtles, and beaver. Beyond its natural beauty, you will float under Burnside Bridge on Antietam Battlefield, one of the most famous sites in Civil War History. Our qualified instructor will give historical interpretation at this site and entertain you with the turbulent tales of this war so crucial to our nation's history.

Saturday, June 21st
Paddle, Wine & Concert Tour
Paddle to the Vineyard to enjoy the Sounds of Summer Concert Series and an evening full of music performed by legendary musicians. Great wines to taste and good food is available for purchase…a fabulous way to spend a summer evening.

Saturday, June 28th
Boat & Brew Tour
What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, Maryland and then kick back and enjoy a beer tasting with appetizers at Barley & Hops grill and microbrewery.

 JULY

Saturday, July 5th
Paddle To The Sweet Shine
Join River & Trail Outfitters on a scenic paddling tour followed by a visit to an historic distillery, and taste artisan fruit cordials created by hand using the farm’s own lemons and raspberries!

Saturday, July 5th
Paddle, Wine & Concert Tour
Paddle to the Vineyard to enjoy the Sounds of Summer Concert Series and an evening full of music performed by legendary musicians. Great wines to taste and good food is available for purchase…a fabulous way to spend a summer evening.

Sunday, July 6th
Antietam Kayak & Brunch Tour
Antietam Creek is the perfect venue for recreational kayaking. A scenic stream graced with stone arch bridges, Antietam offers wildlife-sightings of blue heron, ducks, turtles, and beaver. Beyond its natural beauty, you will float under Burnside Bridge on Antietam Battlefield, one of the most famous sites in Civil War History. Our qualified instructor will give historical interpretation at this site and entertain you with the turbulent tales of this war so crucial to our nation's history.

Saturday, July 12th
Boat & Brew Tour
What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, Maryland and then kick back and enjoy a beer tasting with appetizers at Barley & Hops grill and microbrewery.

Saturday, July 12th
Sunset / Full Moon Float
Join River and Trail Outfitters for this guided kayaking tour on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. No paddling experience or equipment required.

Saturday, July 19th
Paddle, Wine & Concert Tour
Paddle to the Vineyard to enjoy the Sounds of Summer Concert Series and an evening full of music performed by legendary musicians. Great wines to taste and good food is available for purchase…a fabulous way to spend a summer evening.

Saturday, July 26th
Boat & Brew Tour
What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, Maryland and then kick back and enjoy a beer tasting with appetizers at Barley & Hops grill and microbrewery.

 AUGUST 2014

Saturday, August 2nd
Paddle, Wine & Concert Tour
Paddle to the Vineyard to enjoy the Sounds of Summer Concert Series and an evening full of music performed by legendary musicians. Great wines to taste and good food is available for purchase…a fabulous way to spend a summer evening.

Saturday, August 9th
Sunset / Full Moon Float
Join River and Trail Outfitters for this guided kayaking tour on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. No paddling experience or equipment required.

Saturday, August 9th
Boat & Brew Tour
What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, Maryland and then kick back and enjoy a beer tasting with appetizers at Barley & Hops grill and microbrewery.

Sunday, August 10th
Antietam Kayak & Brunch Tour
Antietam Creek is the perfect venue for recreational kayaking. A scenic stream graced with stone arch bridges, Antietam offers wildlife-sightings of blue heron, ducks, turtles, and beaver. Beyond its natural beauty, you will float under Burnside Bridge on Antietam Battlefield, one of the most famous sites in Civil War History. Our qualified instructor will give historical interpretation at this site and entertain you with the turbulent tales of this war so crucial to our nation's history.

Saturday, August 16th
Paddle, Wine & Concert Tour
Paddle to the Vineyard to enjoy the Sounds of Summer Concert Series and an evening full of music performed by legendary musicians. Great wines to taste and good food is available for purchase…a fabulous way to spend a summer evening.

Saturday, August 23rd
Boat & Brew Tour
What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, Maryland and then kick back and enjoy a beer tasting with appetizers at Barley & Hops grill and microbrewery.

Saturday, August 30th
Paddle To The Sweet Shine
Join River & Trail Outfitters on a scenic paddling tour followed by a visit to an historic distillery, and taste artisan fruit cordials created by hand using the farm’s own lemons and raspberries!

 SEPTEMBER 2014

Saturday, September 6th
Sunset / Full Moon Float
Join River and Trail Outfitters for this guided kayaking tour on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. No paddling experience or equipment required.

Saturday, September 6th
Paddle, Wine & Concert Tour
Paddle to the Vineyard to enjoy the Sounds of Summer Concert Series and an evening full of music performed by legendary musicians. Great wines to taste and good food is available for purchase…a fabulous way to spend a summer evening.

Saturday, September 13th
Boat & Brew Tour
What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, Maryland and then kick back and enjoy a beer tasting with appetizers at Barley & Hops grill and microbrewery.

Sunday, September 14th
Antietam Kayak & Brunch Tour
Antietam Creek is the perfect venue for recreational kayaking. A scenic stream graced with stone arch bridges, Antietam offers wildlife-sightings of blue heron, ducks, turtles, and beaver. Beyond its natural beauty, you will float under Burnside Bridge on Antietam Battlefield, one of the most famous sites in Civil War History. Our qualified instructor will give historical interpretation at this site and entertain you with the turbulent tales of this war so crucial to our nation's history.

Saturday, September 20th
Paddle, Wine & Concert Tour
Paddle to the Vineyard to enjoy the Sounds of Summer Concert Series and an evening full of music performed by legendary musicians. Great wines to taste and good food is available for purchase…a fabulous way to spend a summer evening.

Saturday, September 27th
Boat & Brew Tour
What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, Maryland and then kick back and enjoy a beer tasting with appetizers at Barley & Hops grill and microbrewery.

 OCTOBER 2014

Saturday, October 11th
Boat & Brew Tour - *Fall Colors*
What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, Maryland and then kick back and enjoy a beer tasting with appetizers at Barley & Hops grill and microbrewery.

Saturday, October 11th
Paddle To The Sweet Shine - *Fall Colors*
Join River & Trail Outfitters on a scenic paddling tour followed by a visit to an historic distillery, and taste artisan fruit cordials created by hand using the farm’s own lemons and raspberries!

Saturday, October 11th
Used Boats & Gear Sale
Check out our selection of used kayaks from Perception, Dagger, Wilderness Systems, and Wave Sport. Used Canoes available from We-no-nah.

Saturday, October 25th
Boat & Brewery Tour - *Fall Colors*
What better way to spend a Fall Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, Maryland and then kick back and enjoy a beer tasting with appetizers at Barley & Hops grill and microbrewery.

 NOVEMBER 2014

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