Eastern Mountain Sports Announces Final Outdoor Demo Tour Dates New England Locations

By AlpineZone News |
Jun 16 2011 - 04:49 PM

PETERBOROUGH, N.H., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — After seven successful events in six states, Eastern Mountain Sports Inc., one of the nation’s largest outdoor retailers, today announced the final dates and locations for its spring Outdoor Demo Tour.

Saturday, June 18 – Goddard Park, East Greenwich, RI 10AM – 4PM

Sunday, June 19 – Hingham Public Beach, Hingham, MA 10 AM – 4PM

Saturday, June 25 – Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham, NH 10AM – 4PM

Sunday, June 26 – Storrs Pond, Hanover, NH 10 AM – 4PM

All of the aforementioned events are free to the public and feature a fleet of kayaks and stand up paddleboards that attendees can try with the guidance and advice of trained experts. “The Outdoor Demo Tour is all about bringing the latest paddling and camping gear out of our stores and into local communities. We want our customers to know exactly how a product performs in the field, so they can buy with even more confidence,” explained Ted Manning, Executive Vice President at Eastern Mountain Sports. “It’s not only been a great experience for the people who come out to play, but for our staff as well.”

Since May 7, over 700 people have participated in outdoor demo days in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. “The stand up paddleboards have been the most popular demo products by far,” said Tim Peck, demo driver and manager of the Eastern Mountain Sports in Marlborough, Massachusetts. “SUP combines the excitement of surfing with the power and efficiency of kayaking into one really unique, totally enjoyable sport. It’s a fantastic workout, too.”

For more information about any of the outdoor demo locations, please visit the About Us section of ems.com or contact the Warwick, RI, Hingham, MA, Portsmouth, NH or West Lebanon, NH stores respectively.

About Eastern Mountain Sports

Founded in 1967 by two New England rock climbers and based in Peterborough, N.H., Eastern Mountain Sports is one of the nation’s leading outfitters of outdoor gear, clothing, footwear and accessories with 66 retail stores in 12 states. The Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School was started in 1968, and currently has 4 major locations and 7 satellite locations throughout the East, making it the oldest and largest climbing school in the eastern U.S. More information is available at www.ems.com.