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SCHARLE OUTDOOR RECREATION

Connect, Explore, and Discover

Sustainably.

 
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ABOUT SCHARLE OUTDOOR RECREATION

Spending nearly every beautiful day outdoors over the last 15 years has led me and my family to have a deep passion for sharing our experiences with others and connecting people with outdoor spaces.  That's me in a nutshell.  I'm Laura, your main girl behind Scharle Outdoor Rec.  But I don't go at this alone. My husband Brian, and my son Patrick, together serve as a huge source of inspiration.  Brian is an avid kayak fisherman and outdoorsman, and Patrick has broadened our outlook on outdoor fun, from the moment we took him on his first hike at 4 weeks old!

We call Ocean Pines, MD home, but having lived in Ocean City, Saint Michaels, Easton, Cambridge, Hurlock, Rehoboth Beach, DE, and Chincoteague, VA, our outdoor experiences stretch far beyond Worcester County. And with work leading us from Wilmington, DE to Gloucester, VA, there are few outdoors spaces on the Delmarva peninsula that we haven't explored!

Our deepest passions lie on the water, between paddling the world-class waterways of the mid-Atlantic, to kayak-fishing the diverse habitats up and down the coast. When we're not on the water, we're hiking parks and state forests, and exploring the local history and heritage of the mid-Atlantic.

While we love to share outdoor spaces with others, we also recognize that natural and cultural resources are finite and sometimes fragile.  We strive to strike a healthy balance between promoting outdoor recreation and teaching others to enjoy it responsibly, respectfully, and sustainably. 

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ECOTOURISM CONSULTING & INTERPRETIVE PLANNING

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

TRAVEL WRITING:
Specializing in ecotourism & heritage tourism

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KAYAK FISHING INSTRUCTION
Coming soon!

ACA-ACCREDITED KAYAK INSTRUCTION

GUIDED KAYAK
EXCURSIONS

Coming Soon!

Wondering what services I could offer you? Check out some of the projects I've been working on!

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Promotional Videos
Blog Posts
Social Media Mgmt
Trail Visits

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Website Development
Interactive Maps
Social Media
Onsite Field Visits

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Water Trail Design
Social Media & Blogs
Interpretive Planning
Kayak Tours & Training

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THE NATURE BUS

Ecotourism Marketing

Social Media Managemt

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Follow me as I endeavor to paddle 650 miles around the Delmarva peninsula!

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As a member of the Ocean Pines Parks & Rec Advisory Committee, I developed the community's official water trails map.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Laura can be counted on to be prepared for what tasks her jobs (and life!) throw at her with a friendly and creative energy that people recognize as a trademark of hers.

-Jim H.

Director
Erie Maritime Museum

Taking a chance on Laura proved to
be extremely rewarding, not only in the pleasure it is to work with her, but in the raw analysis of Virginia Water Trails website traffic from Facebook increasing 749% in one quarter since she began managing the social media platforms. For anyone who is not only seeking someone who is capable, but someone who is reliable and  passionate, I highly recommend and urge you to follow in my steps and take a chance on Laura with Scharle Outdoor Recreation Consulting.

-Jessica S.

Coastal Planner
Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission

I just wanted to thank you for your efforts. Since relocating to Easton this past year , the website has been a great help in locating biking trails and kayak launch locations. Thank you!

-Andy M.

CONTACT

Please reach out and say hello!
I'd love to hear from you and how I might be able to help you with your next ecotourism venture. 

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