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Great Gift Ideas Under $30

Christmas is just around the corner and we have put together a list of gift items for the outdoor person on your list. No sizing required for any of these and they all cost $30 or less. YETI Water Bottle - Everyone can always use an extra water bottle and YETI makes one of the [...]

2017-12-14T17:26:04+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

Saucony Peregrine 7 ICE+

Get ready for slippery winter conditions with the new Saucony Peregrine 7 ICE+. Designed specifically for winter running, walking, and hiking the Peregrine 7 ICE+ puts Vibram Arctic Grip in high contact areas for exceptional grip across icy surfaces. Make ice obsolete and run through the worst of winter in the Peregrine 7 ICE+. Overview [...]

2017-11-16T17:26:05+00:00 November 16th, 2017|

Coat Drive 2017

Our annual Coat Drive starts on November 1st and runs through December 3rd. Donate your gently used, clean adult or kid's coat and receive a free pair of Point6 socks for each collective donation. All donated coats will go to Fayette County Public Schools.

2017-10-24T19:52:07+00:00 October 24th, 2017|

Ragnar Trail Kentuckiana 2018

What: Ragnar Trail Kentuckiana When: May 11th-12th, 2018 Where: Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area - Brandenburg, KY We have partnered with Ragnar to offer a special discount code for those signing up for Ragnar Trail Kentuckiana in 2018. Use code KY18JHLAN and save $60 on your entry fee. You can sign up for the race here.

2017-10-18T20:14:08+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Halloween Happenings 2017

Fall is arguably the best time of the year for outdoor activities in Kentucky and we have put together a list of area events that celebrate both fall and Halloween. You can always see a complete list of outdoor events on the calendar page of our website. Oct 27 - Black Cat Chase 5K - [...]

2017-10-13T14:13:28+00:00 October 12th, 2017|

Fall Budget Half Marathons

Did you put off registering early for a fall half marathon and now the entry fees are out of your budget range? We have put together a list of fall half marathons that you can still register for that won't break the bank. These races can all be driven to from Lexington on the morning [...]

2017-09-14T18:24:15+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

2017 Fall Foliage Forecast

The recent cool temperatures mean fall is rapidly approaching. SmokyMountains.com recently released their fall foliage predictor for the United States. They use an algorithm that draws on 50,000 pieces of data including historical temperatures and precipitation, forecasted temperatures and precipitation, historical leaf peak trends, and observation trends. Because of a wetter than normal summer [...]

2017-09-07T16:27:49+00:00 September 7th, 2017|

New Product: Salomon Outpath GTX

The new Salomon Outpath GTX just arrived at J&H and this is one of the most exciting lightweight hikers we have seen in some time. It has the classic Salomon fit but with some new technologies not seen in other shoes. Highlights: Seamless, water resistant sensifit™ textile upper makes for a clean, flexible, and lightweight [...]

2017-09-02T16:21:05+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

Eclipse Events In The Lexington Area

The big solar eclipse is this Monday and we have put together a list of locations and events where you can view it. Kentucky Horse Park - The Park in the Dark party starts at 9am at Rolex Stadium. Free eclipse viewing glasses to the first 250 visitors with paid admission. Food trucks, kids' crafts, [...]

2017-08-19T02:49:17+00:00 August 18th, 2017|

Boat Demo August 16th, 2017

Join us on August 16th for our next boat demo of the year. Location is Jacobson Park in Lexington and the time is 4pm to 7pm. We furnish all the gear (boat, paddle, PFD) but come prepared to get wet. We will have several styles to test paddle and staff on hand to assist you and answer your questions.

2017-08-09T22:41:37+00:00 August 9th, 2017|