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NAPPANEE, INDIANA

Bicycling Through Amish Country

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Program #13922RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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
Participants should bring their own bicycle in good working condition and a helmet. Bicycle rental is available but arrangements need to be made in advance by contacting Danny Jones, Lincoln Avenue Cycling & Fitness at 574/533-7425.

Itinerary for May 6 — May 10, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Inn at Amish Acres, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sits peacefully on the grounds of the historic farm and offers guests a relaxed and convenient setting from which to enjoy all of the attractions. When staying at the inn you will truly experience the peaceful ways of rural life. Start your morning lounging in the oak rocking chairs on the front porch reading the morning paper, while listening to the soothing sound of horse drawn buggies trotting by along Market Street.

Contact info:
1234 West Market Street
Nappanee, IN 46550 USA
phone: 800-800-4942 x3 0000 000-0000 0
web: www.amishacres.com

Room amenities: The Inn at Amish Acres offers 64 country guest rooms with private bath that feature plain pine furniture constructed in Indiana, wrought iron lamps, replica Amish quilts on the beds, web-seated chairs and hand-signed framed photographs of Amish Acres.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool, complimentary USA Today newspaper, free local and 800 number phone calls, complimentary breakfast buffet, gift shop.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before:


Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Monday, May 06 - Arrival, Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: Road Scholar participants are welcome to check in at the hotel after 3:00 PM. Road Scholar reception 4-5 PM. The Program Coordinator will be available to greet you and distribute your program materials. Bicycle outfitters will conduct a short course on bicycle safety.

Dinner: Sit down under the hand-hewn timbers of the Restaurant Barn and enjoy Amish Acres nationally famous Threshers Dinner, a family style feast of Amish country favorites. Your food is all on the table and there's more in the kitchen, so like a hungry thresher, don't be timid, ask for more.

Evening: Join your group leader and program staff for an overview of the program and introduction to the Nappanee area.

Lodging: The Inn at Amish Acres

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Inn at Amish Acres, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sits peacefully on the grounds of the historic farm and offers guests a relaxed and convenient setting from which to enjoy all of the attractions. When staying at the inn you will truly experience the peaceful ways of rural life. Start your morning lounging in the oak rocking chairs on the front porch reading the morning paper, while listening to the soothing sound of horse drawn buggies trotting by along Market Street.

Contact info:
1234 West Market Street
Nappanee, IN 46550 USA
phone: 800-800-4942 x3 0000 000-0000 0
web: www.amishacres.com

Room amenities: The Inn at Amish Acres offers 64 country guest rooms with private bath that feature plain pine furniture constructed in Indiana, wrought iron lamps, replica Amish quilts on the beds, web-seated chairs and hand-signed framed photographs of Amish Acres.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool, complimentary USA Today newspaper, free local and 800 number phone calls, complimentary breakfast buffet, gift shop.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before:


Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, May 07 - Cycling around Nappanee, Evening Entertainment. V...
Cycling around Nappanee, Evening Entertainment. Visit a working Amish Farm and One Room School House

Breakfast: Expanded Continental Breakfast in the Geranium Room at The Inn at Amish Acres.

Morning: Gather as a group to go over the day's schedule and route. Today's rides will total 20-40 miles. Enjoy a wagon ride around the farmstead. Gain insight into Amish culture while viewing two short films. Then it's time to grab your bike and helmet and head out onto the country roads of northern Indiana.

Lunch: Delicious lunch prepared by Amish Acres

Afternoon: Cycle around Nappanee Countryside and visit an Amish school (when in session) and meet with the students and teachers. Amish students attend formal classes through the 8th grade. You'll find that they are just as interested in you as you are in them. Stop at an Amish Dairy Farm and Cider Press and listen to him describe life on an Amish Farm.

Dinner: Enjoy a Hearty Supper prepared just for you by Amish Acres Staff.

Evening: Evening Entertainment

Lodging: The Inn at Amish Acres

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Inn at Amish Acres, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sits peacefully on the grounds of the historic farm and offers guests a relaxed and convenient setting from which to enjoy all of the attractions. When staying at the inn you will truly experience the peaceful ways of rural life. Start your morning lounging in the oak rocking chairs on the front porch reading the morning paper, while listening to the soothing sound of horse drawn buggies trotting by along Market Street.

Contact info:
1234 West Market Street
Nappanee, IN 46550 USA
phone: 800-800-4942 x3 0000 000-0000 0
web: www.amishacres.com

Room amenities: The Inn at Amish Acres offers 64 country guest rooms with private bath that feature plain pine furniture constructed in Indiana, wrought iron lamps, replica Amish quilts on the beds, web-seated chairs and hand-signed framed photographs of Amish Acres.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool, complimentary USA Today newspaper, free local and 800 number phone calls, complimentary breakfast buffet, gift shop.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before:


Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, May 08 - Cycling on the Backroads of Amish Country, Produc...
Cycling on the Backroads of Amish Country, Production in The Round Barn Theatre

Breakfast: Enjoy an expanded continental breakfast in The Geranium Room at The Inn at Amish Acres.

Morning: Gather as a group to go over the day's schedule and route. Today's rides will total 25-40 miles. Ride to local Amish Countryside Shop, past Amish farms and businesses.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at an off-site location catered by Amish Acres.

Afternoon: Continue cycling, visit locations such as a Mennonite Church, Local Mennonite College, and Buggy Shop. Learn the vast differences between Amish and Mennonite.

Dinner: Dinner with cast members from The Round Barn Theatre.

Evening: Attend a performance in the majestic 1911 Round Barn Theatre. The Round Barn Theatre is Indiana's only resident repertory musical theatre company and is a national destination for musical theatre lovers. Every musical is filled with stories of life, love, irony, tolerance, understanding, and peace among all men and women.

Lodging: The Inn at Amish Acres

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Inn at Amish Acres, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sits peacefully on the grounds of the historic farm and offers guests a relaxed and convenient setting from which to enjoy all of the attractions. When staying at the inn you will truly experience the peaceful ways of rural life. Start your morning lounging in the oak rocking chairs on the front porch reading the morning paper, while listening to the soothing sound of horse drawn buggies trotting by along Market Street.

Contact info:
1234 West Market Street
Nappanee, IN 46550 USA
phone: 800-800-4942 x3 0000 000-0000 0
web: www.amishacres.com

Room amenities: The Inn at Amish Acres offers 64 country guest rooms with private bath that feature plain pine furniture constructed in Indiana, wrought iron lamps, replica Amish quilts on the beds, web-seated chairs and hand-signed framed photographs of Amish Acres.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool, complimentary USA Today newspaper, free local and 800 number phone calls, complimentary breakfast buffet, gift shop.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before:


Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, May 09 - Mennonite Culture
Breakfast: Enjoy an expanded continental breakfast in The Geranium Room at The Inn at Amish Acres.

Morning: Gather as a group to go over the day's schedule and route. Today's rides will total 40 miles. Cycling to Goshen through beautiful countryside with rolling hills and several interesting stops.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch catered by Amish Acres to an offsite location.

Afternoon: Continue cycling through the pristine countryside of Northern Indiana.

Dinner: Enjoy a dinner created especially for Road Scholar participants.

Evening: At leisure. Optional: evening campfire, s'mores, conversation and song.

Lodging: The Inn at Amish Acres

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, May 10 - Short Cycling Route to closing presentation/ Lunc...
Short Cycling Route to closing presentation/ Lunch/Program closes after lunch

Breakfast: Enjoy an expanded continental breakfast in The Geranium Room at The Inn at Amish Acres.

Morning: Enjoy closing presentation by Richard Pletcher, founder of Amish Acres at Nappanee Library. Stop at The Nappanee Heritage Center for a short look into Nappanee's history.

Lunch: Enjoy a special lunch prepared for especially for Road Scholar

Afternoon: Have a safe trip home!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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 ...
4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
2 Performances

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