In The News And Media Coverage
Check out the latest news stories and featured reviews about Andy Niekamp and Outdoor Adventure Connection.
Experts share tips for staying safe during outdoor activities.
Dayton Daily News - July 21, 2017
Google launches Five Rivers MetroParks street view images.
WDTN 2 News - April 26, 2017
Google Launches Interactive Street View Images of Dayton's Trails and Landscapes.
Five Rivers MetroParks Press Release - April 25, 2017
Outdoor Capital of the Midwest Going INTERNATIONAL.
Dayton Daily News - April 21, 2017
Trekking the Dayton, Ohio region’s trails with Google technology.
American Trails - 2017
Are you game for the Warrior 150 Challenge?
Dayton Daily News - February 24, 2017
Hike Leaders Lead By Example.
Dayton Daily News - February 3, 2017
Andy Niekamp is a Trailblazer On and Off the Trail.
Five Rivers MetroParks - 2017 Winter/Sring Parkways Magazine
Andy "Captain Blue" Niekamp Gets Mentioned In Backpacker Magazine.
Backpacker Magazine - January 2017
Helping Santa fill the wish list for outdoor enthusiasts.
Dayton Daily News - December 9, 2016
Award-winning hiker to speak at YWCA.
Piqua Daily Call - November 6, 2016
Hiker to give presentation in Minster.
Sidney Daily News - November 4, 2016
Dayton's "Captain Blue" completes milestone Appalachian Trail.
Dayton Daily News - October 27, 2016
Long distance hiker to share experiences on famous trail.
Celina Daily Standard - October 25, 2016
Dayton Hikers founder completes fourth 2,189-mile trek along Appalachian Trail.
Oakwood Register - October 12, 2016
Documenting Dayton's trails.
American Trails - Fall 2016
Local man realizes greatest achievement.
Press Release - September 2016
Dayton Hikers Weigh In On Best Places To Enjoy Fall Colors.
Dayton Daily News - October 13, 2016
The Dayton region has plenty of well-maintained trails for outdoor adventures.
Dayton Magazine August/September 2016
Twin Valley Trail gives backpackers a chance to experience the backcountry close to home.
Oakwood Register - July 27, 2016
Outdoor Adventure Connection Brings The Google Trekker Project to Dayton
Five Rivers MetroParks Media Release - June 17, 2016
Local parks first in Ohio to be mapped for Google Maps
Dayton.com - June 16, 2016
Diggin’ What They Do
Madison Courier - May 13, 2016
Our client writes about why she loves backpacking.
Fog & Fir - March 14, 2016
First aid in the great outdoors
Dayton Daily News - February 25, 2016
Hiking Appalachian Trail expert speaks February 18 in Orange Beach
Mullet Wrapper - February 17, 2016
What you may not know about the Buckeye Trail
Dayton Daily News - January 12, 2016
The Odds Versus The Risk: A Lightning Trail Tale
North Country Trail Association North Star - January-March 2016
A story about Andy's Buckeye Trail thru hike was chosen to be included in 2016 Official Ohio Travel Guide
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2016 Official Ohio Travel Guide
Take A Hike In Trail Town Dayton
Dayton City Paper - September 8, 2015
Backpacking for beginners
Dayton Daily News - August 6, 2015
Meeting Captain Blue On The Trail
Cary Segal, freelance writer - July 2015
Backpackers to offer workshops for beginners
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - February 21, 2015
Registration open for Carter Caves' Winter Adventure Weekend
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - December 12, 2014
These gift ideas are surefire hits for the outdoor set.
Dayton Daily News - December 5, 2014
Take a hike! Seriously, it is good for you.
Dayton Daily News - November 13, 2014
Trip Report - Backpacking Workshop.
Karen Power, freelance writer - October 19, 2014
AmeriCorps Team Works at Two Kentucky State Parks.
Kentucky Department of Parks News Release - April 25, 2014
Experienced outdoor adventurer hosting several presentations at Carter Caves
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - April 22, 2014
Carter Caves State Resort Park will host adventurer Andy Niekamp in April for three presentations about trails, hiking and the outdoors.
Kentucky Department of Parks News Release - February 17, 2014
Inspiration, information and recreation at Adventure Summit.
Dayton City Paper - February 11, 2014
More than 400 folks come out for activities at Carter Caves event
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - January 29, 2014
Resolution tips from local fitness experts.
Dayton Daily News - January 3, 2014
Trail Town distinction does to Dayton.
Dayton Daily News - October 31, 2013
Get active at Midwest Outdoor Experience.
Dayton City Paper - October 1, 2013
Hit The Trails.
Dayton City Paper - July 30, 2013
Mad River Bikeway now connects to WPAFB.
Fairborn Daily Herald - June 21, 2013
Dayton Hikers - First Annual TVT hiker challenge.
DaytonLocal.com - June 20, 2013
Hitting the Trail. Backpacking for beginners set March 23-24 at Carter Caves.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - March 16, 2013
Pro hiker guides novices, enthusiasts
Dayton Daily News - March 14, 2013
Outdoor adventurers sharing experience with video, pics
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - February 5, 2013
Carter Caves hosting adventure weekend
Ashland Independent - January 20, 2013
Experienced hiker to present program on trails
Dayton Daily News - January 9, 2013
Ohio Magazine - January 2013
How to appreciate fall colors locally
ActiveDayton.com - October 11, 2012
Buckeye Walk About
Harrison News-Herald - March 15, 2012
Captain Blue On The Blue Blazes
Buckeye Trail Association Trailblazer - Winter 2011
Ohio man completes Buckeye Trail
The Community Post - November 22, 2011
Sixth person to hike Buckeye Trail to describe trip
The Daily Standard - November 14, 2011
Dayton Hikers about fitness and friends
ActiveDayton.com - October 6, 2011
Hiking - Man finishes 1,444 mile trek
iN75 - June 22, 2011
Kettering man discovers a new side of Ohio on 1,444 mile hike
Dayton Daily News - June 18, 2011
Kettering man hikes 1,400 miles
Dayton Daily News - June 18, 2011
Homecoming for 'Captain Blue'
MostMetro.com - June 14, 2011
Taking on the Appalachian Trail
BGSU Magazine - Fall 2010
Andy Niekamp's Fountain of Youth
Dayton Daily News - August 10, 2010
Kettering's "Captain Blue" treks Appalachian Trail for a third time
Dayton Daily News - August 8, 2010
Just not many like 'Captain Blue'
The Daily Standard - January 25, 2010
The trip and workshops were fantastic. I met some new friends and learned so much. Thank you so much. This is just the beginning for me! – Normajean R.