September 21, 2023

Orvis Game Fair: A Family Adventure Day Trip!


Last weekend, my family and I embarked on an unforgettable adventure as we attended the annual Orvis Game Fair at the scenic Orvis Sandanona shooting grounds. This event, nestled in the heart of nature, offered an array of experiences for everyone in the family, from seasoned sportsmen to curious novices. Join us as we recap our delightful day at the Orvis Game Fair and discover why it's the perfect day trip destination, just a stone's throw away from New York City.


**Casting into Excitement: Fly-Casting Steals the Show**

Our day kicked off with a burst of excitement as we made a beeline for the "try it out" stations for fly-casting. Under the expert guidance of Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructors, we quickly found ourselves enthralled by this artful skill. My son, James, in particular, was captivated and discovered a newfound passion for fly-casting, as evident in the radiant joy on his face in the photos.

**Clay Shooting: A Family Favorite**

For my daughters, the highlight was undoubtedly the clay shooting experiences. They were drawn into this thrilling activity and left with plans to take lessons in the coming weeks. Their enthusiasm was infectious, and it was heartwarming to see them eagerly embracing a new hobby.

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**A Glimpse into the Wild: Birds of Prey Demonstrations**

Our journey continued with the Birds of Prey Demonstrations, a thrilling experience for nature enthusiasts of all ages. We were introduced to the majestic local birds of prey by expert handlers. Watching hawks and owls in action up close was an awe-inspiring encounter that left a lasting impression on our family.

**From Field to Feast: Game Cooking Demonstrations**

Our senses were further indulged as we explored the Game Cooking Demonstrations. Local chefs, renowned for their culinary expertise, took us on a journey from field to feast. We left with not only satisfied palates but also a newfound enthusiasm to experiment with game cooking in our own kitchen.



**A Doggone Good Time: Gundog Scurry and Dog Demonstrations**

For dog lovers among us, the Gundog Scurry was a delight to behold. This "have-a-go" competition, aimed at finding the fastest retriever, was a heartwarming experience. Proud dog owners and their agile companions left us cheering for more.

Dog enthusiasts also had the chance to gain valuable insights from experts during the Dog Demonstrations. We learned practical training tips, discussed important nutritional needs for our furry friends, and left with a deeper appreciation of the bond between humans and dogs.

**A Thrilling Adventure with Christina: Land Rover Experience Vermont**

One unexpected highlight of our day was the presence of Land Rover Experience Vermont, with Christina as our helpful guide. We had the incredible opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Defender and take on the mud. Christina's expertise and guidance made this thrilling adventure even more enjoyable.

If you're into off-road adventures and want to test drive a Defender, Land Rover Experience Vermont offers half-day excursions at their Vermont store. I highly recommend it as it was an absolute blast!

**Your Perfect Day Trip Destination: Less than 2 Hours from NYC**

What makes the Orvis Game Fair even more appealing is its convenient location. It's less than a two-hour drive from the bustling streets of New York City, making it the ideal day trip for families seeking adventure and relaxation in equal measure.


**Coming Soon: Our Video Adventure Recap**

And the adventure doesn't end here! We're in the process of creating a video that recaps our entire experience at the Orvis Game Fair, including our thrilling Land Rover adventure with Christina. You'll get to see firsthand the excitement, the joy, and the wonder that filled our day. Stay tuned for our video, and let it inspire you to plan your own family adventure to this remarkable location.

So, if you're looking for a fun-filled day that the entire family can enjoy, consider visiting the Orvis Sandanona shooting grounds. Whether you're a seasoned sportsman or a curious novice, this annual event offers something for everyone. From fly-casting and clay shooting to birds of prey, game cooking, and off-road adventures, there's an unforgettable experience waiting for you around every corner.



Our family left the Orvis Game Fair with cherished memories and a promise to return. We invite you to embark on your own memorable journey and create unforgettable moments at this remarkable location. Plan your day trip, and let the Orvis Game Fair at Sandanona Shooting Grounds become your next family adventure destination.

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