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Eric Martin, one of the owners of Wilderness Voyageurs, took part in the Trail Town Sustainability Summit. Read what they had to say “After a warm welcome from Cathy McCollom, director of the Trail Town Program (and fair-trade coffee from Reilly’s Best in Ohiopyle) Eric Martin of Wilderness Voyageurs in Ohiopyle started things off with a compelling and candid presentation about the challenges and successes his operations have experienced. Being in the business of “eco-travel,” over the past nine years he has been incorporating sustainable practices at his rafting company, retail store, Falls City Pub, and the Trillium Lodge as much as possible. As he sees it, sustainability is “not just for hippies anymore.” While encouraging, Eric was also realistic about the hurdles he and his employees have faced (ineffective local recycling options, an abundance of rafting equipment made from petroleum products, etc.). He stressed that sustainability does not mean a lower level of service, in fact, it’s about making smart business decisions that don’t cost a lot and often even save money.
Specifically, sourcing materials locally for building, lighting a bath house with passive solar methods (not a single lightbulb was used!), reusing scrap materials, recycling and making bio-diesel saves resources and money. For other initiatives like using “Greenware” biodegradable cups, the extra investment is worth it for the customer engagement, interest and appreciation.
By getting a little creative, “rethinking the process” and engaging his employees and customers in the process he continues to expand his sustainable practices and create a unique brand identity for his businesses and experience for his customers.
Here at WIlderness Voyageurs we are all fired up….Mountain State Brewing will be making their 3rd appearance at Beer & Gear June 18 in Ohiopyle. Check out their story and definitely make it a point to stop in to one of their 3 locations they have sprinkled around the Mountain playground of the West Virginia Highlands.
Since pouring our first beer in September 2005, Mountain State Brewing Co. has grown to become West Virginia’s largest distributing full-scale brewery. As well as pub locations in Thomas, WV , Morgantown, WV & Deep Creek Lake, MD, you can find Mountain State’s brews on tap in numerous select bars and restaurants across West Virginia & Garrett County, MD.
What makes the beer so special? Some say it’s the water. At 3,040ft in elevation, Thomas is the second highest incorporated township in the state of West Virginia. The 7-barrel brewhouse is located at the top of this watershed, giving the ales the purest base possible in the State.
And some say it’s the people. Brothers Brian & Willie use their expert craftsmanship, not just in the recipes of the 4 signature brews, but also in the design and construction of the Brewhouse in Thomas and the Brewpub & Restaurant in Morgantown & Deep Creek Lake. The goal was to create a relaxing and friendly atmosphere for people to enjoy one another, and the finely crafted ales.
So come saddle up on our signature hand-made sawhorses for an evening of fine beer and local merriment!
Almost Heaven Amber Ale: Nut brown in color and lightly hopped with Willamette, this beer is dominated by a pleasing caramel finish that is darn close to heaven.
Cold Trail Ale: An easy drinking American blonde, the grist bill for this beer includes a healthy dose of wheats and oats. Light in body, it is the perfect finish to a day’s activity. Unfiltered.
Seneca Indian Pale Ale: A highly hopped, moderate bodied beer that comes in at 5.2% ABV. Seneca is tuned perfectly to provide the hop explosion that IPA fans seek without the lingering bitterness.
Miner’s Daughter Oatmeal Stout: Coal Black and Creamy Smooth, this beer holds a light tan head and is surprisingly light in body, so it won’t fill you up.
Brewhouse & Pub – 1 Nelson Blvd Thomas, WV 304-463-4500 Open Thurs—Sun
Pub & Restaurant:
Deep Creek Lake – 6690 Sang Run RD McHenry, MD 21541 301-387-3360 Open Daily
Morgantown – 54 Clay St Morgantown, WV 26501 304-241-1976 Open Daily