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Program #12512RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.

Itinerary for Jun 7 — Jun 11, 2015

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Type: Inn

Description: The Bayfield Inn is the premier hotel in Bayfield, Wisconsin. It is located in the heart of Bayfield, right on the waterfront of the city pier and city garden, with a great view of Madeline Island and sunrise each morning. Extensively remodeled in 2003 the knowledgeable staff will be ready to assist and attend to your every wish.

Contact info:
20 Rittenhouse Ave.
Bayfield, WI 54814 USA
phone: 800-382-0995
web: www.bayfieldinn.com

Room amenities: A/C, cable TV, phones/dataports, hairdryers, down comforters.

Facility amenities: On-site sports bar and art gallery.

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

Additional nights before: $95.00 to $195.00
Please contact the hotel as soon as possible to book any additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 07 - Arrival at the beautiful Bayfield Inn and greeted...
Arrival at the beautiful Bayfield Inn and greeted by the Road Scholar Coordinator. Dinner/Orientation

Afternoon: Please register with the Road Scholar coordinator at the Bayfield Inn Dining room by 4:00PM to pick up your arrival packet containing your updated program information.

Dinner: Dinner will be held in the hotel restaurant/meeting room. We have worked hard to create menus with dishes that are both healthy and nutritious as well as tasty. If you have special dietary requests, please by sure to advise us prior to your arrival for the program. Our caterer will let us know if they can accomodate your request. Dinner is an opportunity to become acquainted with your fellow participants and to discover what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.

Evening: After dinner we will have an orientation meeting. We will review the materials in your packet including the schedule and answer any questions you may have about the program.

Lodging: Bayfield Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The Bayfield Inn is the premier hotel in Bayfield, Wisconsin. It is located in the heart of Bayfield, right on the waterfront of the city pier and city garden, with a great view of Madeline Island and sunrise each morning. Extensively remodeled in 2003 the knowledgeable staff will be ready to assist and attend to your every wish.

Contact info:
20 Rittenhouse Ave.
Bayfield, WI 54814 USA
phone: 800-382-0995
web: www.bayfieldinn.com

Room amenities: A/C, cable TV, phones/dataports, hairdryers, down comforters.

Facility amenities: On-site sports bar and art gallery.

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

Additional nights before: $95.00 to $195.00
Please contact the hotel as soon as possible to book any additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 08 - Enjoy lectures about the Bayfield Area History an...
Enjoy lectures about the Bayfield Area History and a presentation from the National Park Service.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the meeting room, with a gorgeous view of the public pier on Lake Superior, Madeline Island and the sunrise.

Morning: PRESENTATION: A retired historian from the National Park Service will give us the history of the Bayfield area along with some entertaining stories and a beautiful slide presentation.

Lunch: Lunch will be served in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: We will take a walk through town and visit the historic National Park Service Building. We will hear a lecture on the Apostle Islands as well as the wildlife and vegetation that inhabit those islands.

Dinner: Another delicious and nutritious meal!

Evening: FIELD TRIP: After dinner we will have a presentation from some of the staff at the US Coast Guard. Then we will walk to the Coast Guard Station itself for a brief tour.

Lodging: Bayfield Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The Bayfield Inn is the premier hotel in Bayfield, Wisconsin. It is located in the heart of Bayfield, right on the waterfront of the city pier and city garden, with a great view of Madeline Island and sunrise each morning. Extensively remodeled in 2003 the knowledgeable staff will be ready to assist and attend to your every wish.

Contact info:
20 Rittenhouse Ave.
Bayfield, WI 54814 USA
phone: 800-382-0995
web: www.bayfieldinn.com

Room amenities: A/C, cable TV, phones/dataports, hairdryers, down comforters.

Facility amenities: On-site sports bar and art gallery.

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

Additional nights before: $95.00 to $195.00
Please contact the hotel as soon as possible to book any additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 09 - Take an Apostle Island cruise in the morning and ...
Take an Apostle Island cruise in the morning and learn about the shipwrecks among the Apostle Islands in the afternoon. End the day with a tour and presentation by the US Coast Guard..

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room - another great meal.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: We will take a three hour boat tour with the Apostle Islands Cruise line. We tour by historic lighthouses and get a close up view of the sea caves in the area.

Lunch: We will enjoy yet delicious lunch!

Afternoon: PRESENTATION: A presentation about shipwrecks among the Apostle Islands will be given by the retired director of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitors Center/Army Corps of Engineers in Duluth, Minnesota. You will get to see and hear stories about some of the many ships that went down in and around the Apostle Island. This will highlight the importance of the Coast Guard even more!

Dinner: Dinner will be back at the hotel.

Evening: FIELD TRIP: We will walk up to the Bayfield Heritage Center for a special presentation.

Lodging: Bayfield Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The Bayfield Inn is the premier hotel in Bayfield, Wisconsin. It is located in the heart of Bayfield, right on the waterfront of the city pier and city garden, with a great view of Madeline Island and sunrise each morning. Extensively remodeled in 2003 the knowledgeable staff will be ready to assist and attend to your every wish.

Contact info:
20 Rittenhouse Ave.
Bayfield, WI 54814 USA
phone: 800-382-0995
web: www.bayfieldinn.com

Room amenities: A/C, cable TV, phones/dataports, hairdryers, down comforters.

Facility amenities: On-site sports bar and art gallery.

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

Additional nights before: $95.00 to $195.00
Please contact the hotel as soon as possible to book any additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 10 - Enjoy a ferry ride to the beautiful Madeline Isla...
Enjoy a ferry ride to the beautiful Madeline Island. You'll be treated to a bus tour of the island and the museum with a lecture on the fur trade.

Breakfast: Another delicious and hearty breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: We will take the ferry to Madeline Island. Once on the island we visit the Madeline Island Museum and are treated to a lecture on the fur trade. From there we head to Big Bay City Park and walk along the barrier beach. This is an incredible stretch of pristine sand that Mother Nature is constantly changing.

Lunch: We will enjoy another wonderful meal on the island.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: We are treated to a bus tour of the island with various stops along the way including an artisan shop and church. We'll learn from a native how they thrive in summer and how they survive in the winter.

Dinner: Back at the hotel dining room for another great dinner.

Evening: Free time.

Lodging: Bayfield Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, June 11 - .We conclude our time together with lectures titl...
.We conclude our time together with lectures titled "Making A Living Way Up North" and "Ladies of the Isles". At 11AM we bid farewell to all.

Breakfast: Another delicious breakfast in the hotel dining room - you're going to miss this when you get home!

Morning: Bob Mackreth will conclude our time together with two short lectures "Making a Living Way Up North" and "Ladies of the Isles." At the conclusion of these lectures we will bid farewell to all with a boxed lunch to-go.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Bayfield, Wisconsin
Apostle Islands National LakeshoreNational Park Service.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/apis/
Bayfield Area Chamber of CommerceYour guide to Bayfield.
For additional information, visit: www.bayfield.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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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

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