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SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
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ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Equipment Requirements
A day pack or fanny pack, good quality hiking boots, rain gear, sunglasses, insect repellent and sunscreen. A broad brimmed hat and trek poles are strongly recommended

Itinerary for Nov 1 — Nov 6, 2015

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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, November 01 - Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinn...
Note: Check-in is available from 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in.

Meet the program staff and your fellow participants at a reception followed by Orientation.

Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have.

Hikers will have the option of choosing between hikes of different levels of difficulty, organized into groups based on preference and ability.

Indicated times are approximate. Program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

We have set aside some free time in the schedule for your personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will often be available during free time to accompany informal excursions, activities, or meals that have been excluded from the program cost. You are welcome to join if you like, with any associated costs on your own.

Dinner: At the Inn, choose from a buffet offering choices of salads and entrées (one of which will be vegetarian), plus vegetables, rice, potatoes, or pasta, fresh fruit, dessert, and coffee, tea (iced or hot), water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: Led by a trail expert, we’ll have a class on hiking safety to prepare you for hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

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, November 02 - Day Hike, Yoga, Cultural History
Note: Three hiking groups will proceed as follows: Laurel will hike 6 miles with moderate elevation gain and loss; rocky terrain. Vista will hike 4.5 miles with moderate elevation gain and loss; rocky terrain. Valley will hike 2 miles on even terrain; seating areas available at rest stops.

Breakfast: In the Inn’s River Room restaurant, enjoy your choice of hot and/or cold breakfast selections from fruit to home-made granola, pancakes or French toast, a variety of breakfast meats, an omelette station, and more. In good weather, you may choose to dine on the verandah.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.

Morning: Hikers will have the option of choosing between hikes of different levels of difficulty, organized into groups based on preference and ability.

Lunch: We’ll stop at a scenic spot along the trail to have the lunches we made for ourselves this morning.

Afternoon: With a local expert, we’ll learn after-hiking yoga relaxation stretches you can put into practice on your own during the week.

Dinner: At the Inn.

Evening: We’ll gather for presentation on cultural history by a ranger from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

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, November 03 - More Strenuous Morning & Afternoon Hikes, Riversi...
Note: Each day, hikes will be slightly more challenging in pace, 100-200 feet of elevation and rocky terrain.

Breakfast: At the Inn. 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.

Morning: Today's hike on the Appalachian Trail will be more strenuous. We’ll hop into vans and head for our starting point at Camp Mohican, managed by the Appalachian Mountain Club. As we hike, learn about the fauna and flora we see along the way.

Lunch: We’ll stop at a scenic spot along the trail to have the lunches we made for ourselves this morning.

Afternoon: We will continue our hikes, with the leader pointing out fascinating aspects of the local environment.

Dinner: At the Inn.

Evening: Enjoy a concert on the beautiful grounds of the Shawnee Inn overlooking the Delaware River and local farmer's market; chairs provided.

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, November 04 - Scenic Morning Hike, Free Afternoon, Naturalist P...
Breakfast: At the Inn.

Morning: Led by a biology professor/naturalist, this morning features a shorter, scenic nature walk with beautiful vistas and vernal pools to learn more about ecosystems, plant and wildlife.

Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Dinner: At the Inn.

Evening: We’ll gather for a presentation by our naturalist on a topic of current interest. Depending on seasonal factors including weather, it may be indoors or outdoors.

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, November 05 - Challenging Morning Hike, Free Afternoon, Farewel...
Note: This is the longest hike of the week with an additional 100 feet of elevation equaling 1,000 feet.

Breakfast: At the Inn. 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.

Morning: At the Inn. 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.

Lunch: We’ll stop at a scenic spot along the trail to have the lunches we made for ourselves this morning.

Afternoon: Enjoy some down time at the Inn.

Dinner: At the Gem & Keystone Tavern on campus a short walk from the Inn, enjoy a farewell dinner with new Road Scholar friends.

Evening: At leisure. Share your favorite experiences with new Road Scholar friends and prepare for departure after our closing session in the morning.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 06 - Appalachian Impressions, Program Concludes
Note: Check-out is by 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast: At the Inn.

Morning: The Appalachian Mountain Club called it “Informative, entertaining, and inspiring.” The Appalachian Trail Conference said it is “the most professional and comprehensive program ever produced about hiking the Appalachian Trail.” The film we view this morning — “Appalachian Impressions” — tells an epic story about hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, a journey that took 6 months and 2,173-mile. It captures the essence of this historic pathway, fascinating characters, beautiful scenery, and the small town America’s generosity of spirit.

This concludes our program.

We hope you enjoy all your Road Scholar learning adventures and we look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. We encourage you to join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast


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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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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