5 Mother’s Day Ideas for the Outdoors Lover

Marian   May 6, 2016   Comments Off on 5 Mother’s Day Ideas for the Outdoors Lover
Mother’s 10255746_10152153424148795_1934347927451065412_oDay is only two days away! Have you made plans with the maternal figure in your life? Never fear, French Broad Outfitters has a few ideas for those mountain mamas out there!






1. For the River Mom
We still have availability for Mother’s Day trips so bring the whole family! Choose from Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUPing), single or tandem kayaks, canoes, and tubes! With temperatures estimated to get up to 80*, it’ll be a fun and relaxing day on the French Broad! Give us a call to learn more or make reservations for your trip!

2. For the Hiking Mom
Chances are, your Mom already has a few favorite trails, but why not surprise her with something new? Try out a new trail this spring! For newer moms, we rent child carrier backpacks with optional sun hoods. French Broad Outfitters also carries local specific regional maps– Pisgah Ranger District, Bent Creek, Black Mountain, Grandfather Ranger District, and DuPont State Forest are covered in depth. These maps include mountain biking trails, equestrian trails, as well as those for hiking. Waterfalls, elevation profiles, campground locations, and local information is all included in these easy-to-use and durable maps.

3. For the Camping Mom
Maybe it’s been a while since she’s spent the night outdoors, or there just isn’t enough gear to go around, but we’ve got an easy solution: French Broad Outfitters rents a full range of camping and backpacking equipment to get your whole crew out in the woods! We also carry a wide variety of camping equipment for retail, including National Geographic maps for those looking to venture a little farther from home. In case camping is a little out of your Mom’s comfort zone, just let her know that we have some deluxe sleeping pads that inflate to three inches thick so she’ll be comfortable all night long.

4. For the Yoga Mom

If your Mom already loves yoga or is looking for a motivator to get stretching, it would be a great day to give SUP yoga a try! Either rent a SUP from us for 24 hours and head to the lake to try it yourself, or join our friends over at Girls at Play for a guided day great for all skill levels and abilities. (Another option is to screw yoga, and to just SUP with us down the river.)



5. For the Adventurous Momintro_kayaking_product_1

To get everyone’s heart pumping, give the gift of an Introductory Whitewater Kayaking course! Our friends over at H2O Dreams make it fun and easy to learn the fundamentals of this great sport. With their customizable curriculum, these wonderful instructors can help everyone enjoy kayaking, from the novice to the advanced alike.