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SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA

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Program #14629RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
A day pack or fanny pack, good quality hiking shoes or boots, rain gear, sunglasses, insect repellent and sunscreen. A broad brimmed hat, walking stick or trekking poles are recommended.

Itinerary for May 4 — May 9, 2014

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Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet connection, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service and restaurants. Full service spa, and free Internet at the Inn's business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $169 Fri-Sat; $109 Sun-Thur.
Call the Shawnee Inn directly at 800-742-9633 to make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Rate is for two people, but does not include taxes or meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 04 - Check-in. Registration. Orientation.
Afternoon: An Road Scholar registration desk will be set up near the front desk in the lobby of the hotel. A welcome reception and orientation will be held before dinner. After guests meet and greet there will be a hiking safety talk.

Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn will include; two salads, two entrées (one of which will be vegetarian), vegetables, rice, potatoes, or pasta, a fresh fruit selection, dessert and coffee.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet connection, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service and restaurants. Full service spa, and free Internet at the Inn's business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $169 Fri-Sat; $109 Sun-Thur.
Call the Shawnee Inn directly at 800-742-9633 to make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Rate is for two people, but does not include taxes or meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 05 - Hiking. Yoga.
Breakfast: Enjoy a hot or cold breakfast at the Shawnee Inn's River Room restaurant overlooking the Shawnee Inn campus.

Morning: This morning's hike will be on the Appalachian Trail. Hikers will have the option of choosing between hikes of different levels of difficulty, and will be organized into groups based on preference and ability.

Lunch: We will make our own lunches at the Inn before we leave. A variety of breads, cheeses, meats, condiments, fruit, snacks and drinks will be available to choose from.

Afternoon: We will learn after-hiking yoga relaxation stretches you can practice on your own during the week

Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet connection, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service and restaurants. Full service spa, and free Internet at the Inn's business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $169 Fri-Sat; $109 Sun-Thur.
Call the Shawnee Inn directly at 800-742-9633 to make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Rate is for two people, but does not include taxes or meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 06 - Harder Hiking. Evening Concert.
Breakfast: Start the day with a River Room buffet breakfast.

Morning: Today's hike on the Appalachian Trail will be more strenuous. We will begin our hike at Camp Mohican, which is managed by the Appalachian Mountain Club. Hikers will have the option of choosing between hikes of different levels of difficulty and will be organized into groups based on their preference and ability.

Lunch: We will make our own lunches prior to leaving the Inn. A variety of breads, cheeses, meats, condiments, snacks, fruit, and drinks will be provided.

Afternoon: We will finish our morning hike, then return to the Inn for a few hours of relaxation before dinner.

Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn.

Evening: A free concert on the lawn of the Inn.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet connection, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service and restaurants. Full service spa, and free Internet at the Inn's business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $169 Fri-Sat; $109 Sun-Thur.
Call the Shawnee Inn directly at 800-742-9633 to make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Rate is for two people, but does not include taxes or meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 07 - Naturalist Walk. Lunch on your own. Slide Show.
Breakfast: Healthy breakfast buffet at the River Room.

Morning: Today we will take it easy, and have a 2-mile guided nature walk with a National Park Service ranger naturalist on a level trail in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Half of the group will take the guided walk, while the other half enjoys a free morning. Guests can enjoy any of the free amenities of the Inn, or choose (at additional cost) to play a round of golf or take a trip on the Delaware River. There are also many other local area attractions including museums, visiting the National Recreation Area, shopping, and antique shops.

Lunch: Lunch on your own provides an opportunity to experience one of the many local restaurants. Free time activities will be suggested.

Afternoon: The group who took the guided walk in the morning will have a free afternoon; the group who had free time in the morning will take the guided walk in the afternoon.

Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn.

Evening: The evening program will be a presentation by our National Park Service ranger naturalist natural features of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet connection, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service and restaurants. Full service spa, and free Internet at the Inn's business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $169 Fri-Sat; $109 Sun-Thur.
Call the Shawnee Inn directly at 800-742-9633 to make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Rate is for two people, but does not include taxes or meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 08 - Hardest hiking. Evening video.
Breakfast: Greet the day at the River Room breakfast buffet.

Morning: Today's hike on the Appalachian will be the longest and most difficult (but most rewarding) of the week. Hikers will have the option of choosing between hikes of different levels of difficulty, and will be organized into groups based on their ability and preference.

Lunch: We will make our own lunches before we leave the Inn. A variety of breads, cheeses, meats, condiments, fruit, snacks and drinks will be provided.

Afternoon: After we finish today's hike, we will have a few hours to relax before dinner.

Dinner: Our farewell dinner will be at the Gem & Keystone Tavern, a short walk from the Inn.

Evening: Video: "Appalachian Impressions".

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 09 - AT Thru-Hiker Talk
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the River Room.

Morning: A fascinating talk by an AT thru-hiker about the joys and challenges of the trail. Check-out and departure.

Lunch: We will make our own bag lunch for the road.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Shawnee on Delaware
Bushkill FallsEight magnificent waterfalls. Walking trails and steps.
For additional information, visit: www.visitbushkillfalls.com
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaMore than 200 miles of roads wind through scenic valleys, over ridges and past historic buildings. Along the way you may see some ot the area's wildlife, view waterfalls, stop to picnic or take a walk along a trail or an old road.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/dewa
Pocono Indian MuseumThe only museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania dedicated to the history of the Delaware Indians. Rt. 209, Buskill, PA. (8 miles)
For additional information, visit: www.poconoindianmuseum.com
Quiet Valley Living Historical FarmA preserved 19th century Pennsylvania German farmstead.
For additional information, visit: www.quietvalley.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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