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WEST SWANZEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Covered Bridges of Cheshire County

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Program #21032RJ
6 Days | 5 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.
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Itinerary for May 5 — May 10, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles that can be pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 05 - Afternoon arrival/Welcome Dinner/Orientation
Note: Orientation

Afternoon: Registration begins at 3:00-3:30 p.m.in Mayflower Lodge - Office. Coffee and snacks, 3:30-5:00 p.m

Dinner: Dinner, 6:00 p.m in the lodge.

Evening: Orientation, 7:30 p.m.

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles that can be pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 06 - First Class Session
Note: Enjoyment of waterfront activities on Swanzey Lake and an optional Hike

Breakfast: Breakfast, 8:00 a.m in the lodge.

Morning: 9:00 a.m. Thoreau Break 10:45 a.m Covered Bridges

Lunch: Lunch, 12:30 p.m. in the lodge

Afternoon: Opportunities for afternoon of choice: Recreation on campus, canoeing, golf, tennis and a hike will be offered. Other activities - TBA

Dinner: Dinner, 6:00 p.m in lodge

Evening: 7:15 p.m. Emerson Evening snacks and fun 8:45 p.m.

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles that can be pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 07 - Tour of Covered Bridges of Chesire County
Note: Tour by Van of Covered Bridges

Breakfast: Breakfast in the lodge

Morning: 9:00 am Thoreau Break 10:45 am Covered Bridges

Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in the lodge.

Afternoon: 1:30 pm Tour of Covered Bridges 3:30 pm Free Time - Options - TBA

Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge

Evening: 7:15 pm Emerson

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles that can be pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 08 - Fieldtrip to Walden Pond and Concord Museum
Note: Fieldtrip by Vans to Walden Pond and Concord will be an all day event

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 am in the lodge.

Morning: 9:00 am - Leave for fieldtip to Walden Pond.10:45 am Arrive, coffee break 11:00 am Tour of Walden Pond.

Lunch: Bag Lunch On-Site.

Afternoon: Fieldtrip continues with a visit to Concord Museum - Return to Pilgrim Pines by 5:00 pm

Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge.

Evening: 7:15 pm Open Evening - Options - TBA - followed by Snacks

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles that can be pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 09 - Covered Bridge Museum
Note: Fieldtrip to Bennington, VT to visit Covered Bridge Museum

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 am in the lodge.

Morning: 9:00 am Thoreau & Emerson Break 10:30 am Leave for Covered Bridge Museum in Bennington, VT

Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm Box lunch on site

Afternoon: Tour of Covered Bridge Museum focused on how they were made, history and visual presentation of bridges today. The Museum also has wood carvings, works of local artists and Native American art treasurers, In the late afternoon we will return to campus.

Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room

Evening: 7:30 pm Homespun will invite Road Scholars to share a poem, song, creative writing. The evening will close with make your own sundaes.

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 10 - Closing sessions of classes
Note: Check out of rooms

Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:45 am in the lodge.

Morning: 8:45 a.m. Covered Bridges 9:45 a.m.,Check out of Rooms 10:15 a.m. Thoreau 11:15 a.m. Emerson

Lunch: Farewell luncheon, 12:15 p.m. in the lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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West Swanzey
New Hampshire Division of Travel and TourismState of New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development 172 Pembroke Road P.O. Box 1856 Concord, New Hampshire 03302-1856 Fax: 603-271-6870 or travel@dred.state.nh.us To order your vacation kit please call: 800-FUN-IN-NH (386-4664) To speak with one of our Division office staff please call: 603-271-2665
For additional information, visit: www.visitnh.gov/

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