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LOCK HAVEN, PENNSYLVANIA

Adventures in the Susquehanna River Valley With Your Grandchild

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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 Jul 7 — Jul 12, 2013

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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Indoor pool and whirlpool. Fitness and Business Center. No Pets allowed. Brand new hotel in Fall 2009.

Contact info:
50 Spring Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745 USA
phone: 570-748-1580
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/iptlh-fairfield-inn-and-suites-lock-haven/

Room amenities: Spacious guest rooms with a well-lit work desk, two phones and data ports Free High Speed Internet Access, in-room coffee, in-room hair dryer, iron and ironing board This hotel has a smoke-free policy

Facility amenities: All public areas non-smoking Beauty shop, nearby (referral at front desk) Coffee in lobby Coffee/tea in-room Continental breakfast Gift/newsstand Housekeeping service daily Laundry on-site Local restaurant dinner delivery Newspaper in lobby Phone calls: toll-free Safe deposit boxes, front desk Valet dry-cleaning Vending machines Cardiovascular equipment Free weights Swimming Indoor Pool Towels provided Whirlpool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $95.00 plus tax
Must indicate they are staying at the hotel prior to/after the Lock Haven University Sponsored Road Scholar Program - Adventures in the Susquehanna River Valley.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 07 -
Note: Arriving in Lock Haven and getting to know group members

Dinner:

Evening: Activities TBA

Lodging: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Indoor pool and whirlpool. Fitness and Business Center. No Pets allowed. Brand new hotel in Fall 2009.

Contact info:
50 Spring Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745 USA
phone: 570-748-1580
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/iptlh-fairfield-inn-and-suites-lock-haven/

Room amenities: Spacious guest rooms with a well-lit work desk, two phones and data ports Free High Speed Internet Access, in-room coffee, in-room hair dryer, iron and ironing board This hotel has a smoke-free policy

Facility amenities: All public areas non-smoking Beauty shop, nearby (referral at front desk) Coffee in lobby Coffee/tea in-room Continental breakfast Gift/newsstand Housekeeping service daily Laundry on-site Local restaurant dinner delivery Newspaper in lobby Phone calls: toll-free Safe deposit boxes, front desk Valet dry-cleaning Vending machines Cardiovascular equipment Free weights Swimming Indoor Pool Towels provided Whirlpool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $95.00 plus tax
Must indicate they are staying at the hotel prior to/after the Lock Haven University Sponsored Road Scholar Program - Adventures in the Susquehanna River Valley.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 08 -
Note: A visit to State College, PA

Breakfast:

Morning: Adventures in State College Pennsylvania goes underground! Penn's Cave is America's only all-water cavern. The cavern trip is a guided excursion by motorboat on an underground stream. Along the limestone corridors, stalagmites, stalactites, flowstone cascades and draperies decorate the interior rooms, while underwater, trout swim and jump for feed.

Lunch: Lunch at Penn's Cave Cafe

Afternoon: A visit to The Creamery at Penn State. It is known for its famous ice cream, sherbet, and cheeses. It is also the largest university creamery in the nation. Each year 4.5 million pounds of milk pass through the Creamery's stainless steel holding tanks. About half comes from a 225-cow herd at the University's Dairy Production Research Center. Every day many people---including famous celebrities such as President Clinton, Tom Ridge, Joe Paterno, Lynn Swann, Bob Costas, Bill Cowher, and Martha Stewart, just to name a few--stop at the Creamery to enjoy their favorite ice cream flavors.

Afternoon: We will visit the Wildlife Section of Penn's Cave. The wildlife on site include whitetail deer, buffalo, wolves, longhorn cattle, and elk.

Dinner: Dinner in State College or Lock Haven Areas

Lodging: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Indoor pool and whirlpool. Fitness and Business Center. No Pets allowed. Brand new hotel in Fall 2009.

Contact info:
50 Spring Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745 USA
phone: 570-748-1580
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/iptlh-fairfield-inn-and-suites-lock-haven/

Room amenities: Spacious guest rooms with a well-lit work desk, two phones and data ports Free High Speed Internet Access, in-room coffee, in-room hair dryer, iron and ironing board This hotel has a smoke-free policy

Facility amenities: All public areas non-smoking Beauty shop, nearby (referral at front desk) Coffee in lobby Coffee/tea in-room Continental breakfast Gift/newsstand Housekeeping service daily Laundry on-site Local restaurant dinner delivery Newspaper in lobby Phone calls: toll-free Safe deposit boxes, front desk Valet dry-cleaning Vending machines Cardiovascular equipment Free weights Swimming Indoor Pool Towels provided Whirlpool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $95.00 plus tax
Must indicate they are staying at the hotel prior to/after the Lock Haven University Sponsored Road Scholar Program - Adventures in the Susquehanna River Valley.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 09 -
Note: PA Grand Canyon

Breakfast:

Morning: PA Grand Canyon and Wagon Ride Take a covered wagon ride in the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. See the Pine Creek Gorge in a whole new way, all from the comfort of one of our wagons. Our knowledgeable wagon guides will entertain you with information about the Pine Creek Gorge and native plant and animal life. Meet our beautiful matched teams of Percheron draft horses and learn how things were done in days gone by. See the canyon in comfort from our handcrafted covered wagons, equipped with padded seats and open sides for viewing. We follow Pine Creek, on the floor of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon along the Pine Creek Rail Trail. All of our wagon rides include a friendly guide, who will entertain you with local history, point out wildlife and be happy to answer your questions. Bring your camera and keep an eye open for a pair of resident bald eagles. Each ride is two hours long and is age appropriate for everyone. Our wagons are easy to get on and off, each has steps and hand rails. You'll also get a chance to meet our beautiful, matched teams of Percheron draft horses.

Lunch: Cookout Lunch on Wagon Ride

Afternoon: Hiking along Barbour Rock

Dinner: Dinner in Lock Haven area

Evening: Activities TBA

Lodging: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Indoor pool and whirlpool. Fitness and Business Center. No Pets allowed. Brand new hotel in Fall 2009.

Contact info:
50 Spring Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745 USA
phone: 570-748-1580
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/iptlh-fairfield-inn-and-suites-lock-haven/

Room amenities: Spacious guest rooms with a well-lit work desk, two phones and data ports Free High Speed Internet Access, in-room coffee, in-room hair dryer, iron and ironing board This hotel has a smoke-free policy

Facility amenities: All public areas non-smoking Beauty shop, nearby (referral at front desk) Coffee in lobby Coffee/tea in-room Continental breakfast Gift/newsstand Housekeeping service daily Laundry on-site Local restaurant dinner delivery Newspaper in lobby Phone calls: toll-free Safe deposit boxes, front desk Valet dry-cleaning Vending machines Cardiovascular equipment Free weights Swimming Indoor Pool Towels provided Whirlpool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $95.00 plus tax
Must indicate they are staying at the hotel prior to/after the Lock Haven University Sponsored Road Scholar Program - Adventures in the Susquehanna River Valley.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 10 -
Note: Canoeing and Fishing

Breakfast:

Morning: Expert-led canoe instruction at Bald Eagle State Park. The 5,900-acre park lies in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of northcentral Pennsylvania. Two geologic provinces create Bald Eagle's scenic beauty. The Allegheny Plateau to the north and west holds smooth, undulating uplands. The Ridge and Valley Province to the south and east contains numerous long, narrow mountain ridges separated by valleys. The 1,730-acre reservoir (Foster Joseph Sayer's Lake) and its 23 miles of shoreline offer excellent warm water fishing. Common fish are crappie, yellow perch, tiger muskellunge, channel catfish and largemouth and smallmouth bass. Sayers Reservoir is a panfish enhancement waterway and special regulations apply. An ADA accessible fishing pier is located at the Summer/Winter Launch in the Main Park Area. Ice fishing is permitted. Ice thickness is not monitored. For your safety, be sure the ice is at least four inches thick and carry safety equipment.

Lunch: Lunch at Bald Eagle State Park

Afternoon: Fishing with local area expert. Swimming at Bald Eagle State Park. Our Fishing Program is an educational program designed for families with minimal fishing experience. Families will learn basic fishing skills and have an opportunity to practice those skills while fishing together at the lake. You will learn about fishing safety and manners, how to cast your line and tie knots (and practice both of these skills), basic fishing tackle, laws and regulations, etc.

Dinner: Dinner in Lock Haven Area

Lodging: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Indoor pool and whirlpool. Fitness and Business Center. No Pets allowed. Brand new hotel in Fall 2009.

Contact info:
50 Spring Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745 USA
phone: 570-748-1580
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/iptlh-fairfield-inn-and-suites-lock-haven/

Room amenities: Spacious guest rooms with a well-lit work desk, two phones and data ports Free High Speed Internet Access, in-room coffee, in-room hair dryer, iron and ironing board This hotel has a smoke-free policy

Facility amenities: All public areas non-smoking Beauty shop, nearby (referral at front desk) Coffee in lobby Coffee/tea in-room Continental breakfast Gift/newsstand Housekeeping service daily Laundry on-site Local restaurant dinner delivery Newspaper in lobby Phone calls: toll-free Safe deposit boxes, front desk Valet dry-cleaning Vending machines Cardiovascular equipment Free weights Swimming Indoor Pool Towels provided Whirlpool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $95.00 plus tax
Must indicate they are staying at the hotel prior to/after the Lock Haven University Sponsored Road Scholar Program - Adventures in the Susquehanna River Valley.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 11 -
Note: A trip to Williamsport, PA

Breakfast:

Morning: Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Reptiland is a specialized zoo that introduces visitors to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom in a safe, entertaining format. Explore the world of mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons and other rare and beautiful snakes. Giant alligators, gentle tortoises, curious lizards and colorful frogs also await discovery on this zoological adventure. An exciting multi-media show reveals the close-up world of reptiles on the big screen and live lecture demonstrations offer guests the chance to touch harmless specimens and speak with friendly experts. Daily feedings offer a glimpse of natural behaviors and innovative interactive exhibits involve visitors in the learning experience. Test your reptile knowledge with Lizard Wizard and Turtle Trivia, spin a zoetrope to discover how sidewinder rattlesnakes move across hot sand or touch casts of reptile skins to feel the differences between turtles, crocodilians and snakes. Reptiland is truly a year-round attraction. The newly renovated indoor exhibit complex allows comfortable viewing of more than 40 species in recreated natural habitats. During summer months tortoises and aquatic turtles live in outdoor habitats among lush gardens where ornamental grasses, bamboo and flowering perennials abound. A visit to Reptiland explodes common myths and inspires scientific curiosity. This world-class specialized zoo offers an unparalleled educational adventure for the whole family.

Lunch: Lunch at Reptiland

Afternoon: The Little League Museum - Learn how Little League grew from its small beginnings in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to being played in over 100 countries. Visit the Hall of Excellence showcasing famous former little leaguers like: President George W. Bush, musician Bruce Springsteen, and Basketball legend Karem Abdul Jabar. Try your hand at the museums' several interactive exhibits like pitching, running the bases or play by play announcing. The museum is located next to the Lamade Stadium, where the Little League World Series is played.

Dinner: Dinner in Williamsport area

Evening: Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Susquehanna River aboard the Hiawatha, an authentic stern Paddlewheeler. Feel the wind in your hair on the ship’s upper deck or relax in the enclosed bottom deck while enjoying an ice cream sundae bar! The Hiawatha is a replica of its namesake that sunk in 1914 due to a bad storm. The original boat was used to take Sunday picnickers to Sylvan Dell Park, 3.5 miles south of Williamsport.

Lodging: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 12 -
Depart From: Check-out by 10am - no other activities planned.

Breakfast:

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Lock Haven, PA
Pennsylvania's - Vistiors NetworkSite will link you to area attractions and information.
For additional information, visit: www.pavisnet.com/clinton/
Pine Creek TrailUSA Today rated Pine Creek Rail Trail as one of the 10 great places to take a bike tour in their July 2001 article. Long ago, the swift waters of Pine Creek were traveled via footpath and canoe by the Seneca Indians. Then in 1883, the railroading days began. Trains carried timber, coal and eventually passengers north into New York State. The Pine Creek Trail travels along the floor of Pine Creek Gorge. One of the most spectacular natural areas in Pennsylvania, Pine Creek Gorge is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, and was recognized as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. The opportunities for sightseeing are endless. Trail users can view dramatic rock outcrops, waterfalls, wildlife such as eagles, osprey, coyote, deer, wild turkeys, herons, hawks or even a river otter to name just a few. Rare plants, old growth hemlock, native red pine and even the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp foundation can be found along the trail.
For additional information, visit: www.visittiogapa.com/pinecreek.html
Heisey MuseumThe Clinton County Historical Society's main attraction is located in the heart of Lock Haven. The spectacular eight room Victorian home, known at the Heisey Museum, is fully restored to the mid 1800's. This house has served as a farmhouse, tavern, doctor's home, and home to several other locally prominent families. First constructed as a Federal style building, circa 1830, it acquired its Gothic character in a major remodeling, circa 1865. The home must be maintained in its present state to be used as a museum and to display the Victorian era collections in room settings which reflect life as it was in Lock Haven 175 years ago. The Heisey Museum has served as the home to the Clinton County Historical Society.
For additional information, visit: www.clintoncountyhistory.com/
Northcentral Region of Pennsylvania State ParksThis remote area of the state is characterized by wilderness surroundings. It is a great place to see elk and bald eagles. This region contains the "God's Country" of Potter County and the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. It is paradise for outdoor adventurers.
For additional information, visit: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/region_northcentral.aspx
Millbrook Playhouse258 Country Club Lane Mill Hall, PA 17751 570-748-8083 The Millbrook Playhouse is a unique barn theatre, having operated as a professional summer stock theatre since 1963. The theatrical companies hired each summer possess highly diverse skills and provide varied entertainment. Hundreds of plays have been performed, entertaining approximately 1,000 people per week. Millbrook has provided a stage for many aspiring teachers, theatre managers, producers, actors and actresses. The Shubert Theatre and Circle in the Square on Broadway, The Actor's Theatre of Louisville, The Timberlake Theatre in Illinois, the movie "Dune", and the television series "L.A. Law" and "Twin Peaks", various daytime television serials, TV commercials, industrial films, television specials, and various universities have all included former Millbrook performers and staff members. Two of the most notable are Kyle MacLachlan, star of "Twin Peaks" and "Dune", and Michael Tucker of "L.A. Law" fame.
For additional information, visit: www.millbrookplayhouse.com/

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