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EASTERN TOWNSHIPS, QUEBEC

Hiking and Walking Classics in Quebec and Vermont: Stepping Out At Your Own Pace

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Program #5448RJ
6 Days | 5 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.
Elevation Note
Some hikes go above 3000' for a couple of hours in a day. All walks are at a much lower elevation.

Equipment Requirements
Hikers: Hiking boots recommended, walking sticks may be useful, water bottle(s) mandatory, day pack for lunches, rain gear, etc.


Walkers: Comfy walking shoes recommended, walking stick optional, day pack for lunches, rain gear, binoculars, field guides, etc.

Itinerary for Jun 1 — Jun 6, 2014

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Type: Lodge

Description: Our main building was constructed in 1900 and served for over half a century as the big wooden schoolhouse to the kids of the valley. Totally renovated and refitted with all modern conveniences, the Lodge has all the amenities of a home away from home. The renovated interior boasts an abundance of American chestnut and Birdseye maple. Our various outbuildings, all within a short walk or drive from the main Lodge, are comfortable and well appointed. The building has a "great room " with fireplace, extensive libraries which include world-class films, wraparound porch, outdoor deck on 2nd level and nearby swimming pool. Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Contact info:
1351 Vallee Missisquoi Road
Glen Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-5816
web: www.outdoorlodge.ca

Room amenities: Our rooms, officially designated as four star quality, regularly elicit pleasure for the ‘home comfort’ levels they deliver. All are nicely furnished with comfortable beds, private bath, quality linens and good reading lamps. NOTE: Aloe vera skincare products strictly a no! no! as they destroy linens.

Facility amenities: All rooms are either on ground floor or one floor up (nearly all have private bath). Homestyle high-end cooking with all menus chef-designed by our chef and kitchen team. We provide three meals a day, unless otherwise arranged. Our Lodge takes pride in the quality of our kitchen fare and our commitment to healthy and nutritious dining. Many guests refer to our cuisine as "Road Scholar gourmet". In this age of fast cuisine, we think you’ll appreciate the effort that our dining team puts into all the ‘from scratch’ delicacies. Special needs diets can be arranged ahead of time. As our kitchen serves fixed menus we suggest you come equipped with some of your own specific food requirements should you have highly personalized needs (gluten intolerance, etc.) Thus you may supplement our house offerings.

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

Additional nights before: Contact the lodge directly.
Stayover rates include breakfast

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 01 - Arrival and Check-in/Registration and Orientation...
Note: Hikes: Be prepared for 5 plus moving hours on varied terrain. The hike at Mt. Mansfield on Day 4 is more rigorous. Walks: Be prepared for up to 4 hours on forest trails and flattish country laneways. All levels welcome. Participants are invited to switch groups depending on how strong or weak they feel on any given day.

Afternoon: Participants arrive independently in the afternoon to the Outdoor Lodge in Glen Sutton. Check-in time is 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. All levels are welcome. Meet your hosts and fellow walkers and hikers in the commodious Great Room with its fireplace and extensive library that provides a casual and comfortable spot for refreshments and lively conversation.

Dinner: Enjoy a welcome dinner at the lodge in the open format kitchen and dining room. Enjoy high-end homestyle cooking with menus designed by Chef Joy and her kitchen team. Dinner will consist of salad or soup, entrée, and dessert.

Evening: After dinner we gather for introductions and outline the walks and hikes of the week. Programs are planned well in advance. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lodging: The Outdoor Lodge Glen Sutton

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Our main building was constructed in 1900 and served for over half a century as the big wooden schoolhouse to the kids of the valley. Totally renovated and refitted with all modern conveniences, the Lodge has all the amenities of a home away from home. The renovated interior boasts an abundance of American chestnut and Birdseye maple. Our various outbuildings, all within a short walk or drive from the main Lodge, are comfortable and well appointed. The building has a "great room " with fireplace, extensive libraries which include world-class films, wraparound porch, outdoor deck on 2nd level and nearby swimming pool. Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Contact info:
1351 Vallee Missisquoi Road
Glen Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-5816
web: www.outdoorlodge.ca

Room amenities: Our rooms, officially designated as four star quality, regularly elicit pleasure for the ‘home comfort’ levels they deliver. All are nicely furnished with comfortable beds, private bath, quality linens and good reading lamps. NOTE: Aloe vera skincare products strictly a no! no! as they destroy linens.

Facility amenities: All rooms are either on ground floor or one floor up (nearly all have private bath). Homestyle high-end cooking with all menus chef-designed by our chef and kitchen team. We provide three meals a day, unless otherwise arranged. Our Lodge takes pride in the quality of our kitchen fare and our commitment to healthy and nutritious dining. Many guests refer to our cuisine as "Road Scholar gourmet". In this age of fast cuisine, we think you’ll appreciate the effort that our dining team puts into all the ‘from scratch’ delicacies. Special needs diets can be arranged ahead of time. As our kitchen serves fixed menus we suggest you come equipped with some of your own specific food requirements should you have highly personalized needs (gluten intolerance, etc.) Thus you may supplement our house offerings.

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

Additional nights before: Contact the lodge directly.
Stayover rates include breakfast

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 02 - Hiking and Walking: Missisquoi River/ Sutton/Mont...
Note: Each day we gather at 9:00 a.m. to hand out the maps of the day. A little pep talk on the rigors ahead and then we pile into our vans to head for the hills or, for the walkers, to our trails and laneways. We can cross the US/Canada border on our adventures so picture ID is imperative. Hikers are accompanied by one or two Lodge guides (depending on group size), walkers by one.

Breakfast: At the lodge at 8 a.m.

Morning: Today is calibration day.....walkers have 2 choices, one totally flat and about seven miles in length following the lovely Missisquoi River (which begins from the Lodge's door); the other more rigorous, in the woods and shorter in length and based in the town of Sutton. The hike will be to the summit of the peak visible from the Lodge door: Mont Sutton. This hike is of Intermediate Difficulty and halfway into it is our lunch spot (by a highland lake) which also serves as a turnaround point for those questioning their ambition

Lunch: Bag lunch is taken as a group and generally eaten at a scenic spot.

Afternoon: Hiking and walking continues. Walks are 3-4 hours in duration. We are generally back in Glen Sutton around 4:30 p.m. (Day 4 may be later arrival). Time to relax, enjoy a pre-dinner drink and settle in for a fine dinner.

Dinner: At 6:00 p.m. at the lodge.

Evening: Three evening lectures will occur over the week, chosen from "Heart Health, Longevity and Supplements", "History of Quebec Nationalism, and "The Gerry Bull Story".

Lodging: The Outdoor Lodge Glen Sutton

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Our main building was constructed in 1900 and served for over half a century as the big wooden schoolhouse to the kids of the valley. Totally renovated and refitted with all modern conveniences, the Lodge has all the amenities of a home away from home. The renovated interior boasts an abundance of American chestnut and Birdseye maple. Our various outbuildings, all within a short walk or drive from the main Lodge, are comfortable and well appointed. The building has a "great room " with fireplace, extensive libraries which include world-class films, wraparound porch, outdoor deck on 2nd level and nearby swimming pool. Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Contact info:
1351 Vallee Missisquoi Road
Glen Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-5816
web: www.outdoorlodge.ca

Room amenities: Our rooms, officially designated as four star quality, regularly elicit pleasure for the ‘home comfort’ levels they deliver. All are nicely furnished with comfortable beds, private bath, quality linens and good reading lamps. NOTE: Aloe vera skincare products strictly a no! no! as they destroy linens.

Facility amenities: All rooms are either on ground floor or one floor up (nearly all have private bath). Homestyle high-end cooking with all menus chef-designed by our chef and kitchen team. We provide three meals a day, unless otherwise arranged. Our Lodge takes pride in the quality of our kitchen fare and our commitment to healthy and nutritious dining. Many guests refer to our cuisine as "Road Scholar gourmet". In this age of fast cuisine, we think you’ll appreciate the effort that our dining team puts into all the ‘from scratch’ delicacies. Special needs diets can be arranged ahead of time. As our kitchen serves fixed menus we suggest you come equipped with some of your own specific food requirements should you have highly personalized needs (gluten intolerance, etc.) Thus you may supplement our house offerings.

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

Additional nights before: Contact the lodge directly.
Stayover rates include breakfast

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 03 - Hiking and Walking: Pisgah Mountain/ Ruiter Valle...
Note: Walks will focus on natural history with many chatting spots along the pathways we explore. Hikes will be more action oriented with neighborhood summits mostly our concern.

Breakfast: At the lodge at 8 a.m.

Morning: Today's hike is in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Pisgah Mountain overlooks wondrous Lake Willoughby (the Switzerland of Vermont) and has an Intermediate Difficulty. Lunch on the summit. Time willing we will make a stop at The Bread and Puppet Theatre headquarters in Glover, Vermont followed by an ice cream stop as we head home.


Walkers spend the morning on the forested trails of the Ruiter Valley Land Trust (rolling terrain) about a 15 minute drive from the Lodge. We lunch on the porch of the Lodge.

Lunch: Bag lunch.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, walkers are on the award winning trails of Au Diable Vert (10 minutes from our door). Options there from 'very short' to 'slightly painful'. Group will dictates the pace and distance.

Dinner: At 6:00 p.m. at the lodge.

Evening: Three evening lectures will occur over the week, chosen from "Heart Health, Longevity and Supplements", "History of Quebec Nationalism, and "The Gerry Bull Story".

Lodging: The Outdoor Lodge Glen Sutton

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Lodge

Description: Our main building was constructed in 1900 and served for over half a century as the big wooden schoolhouse to the kids of the valley. Totally renovated and refitted with all modern conveniences, the Lodge has all the amenities of a home away from home. The renovated interior boasts an abundance of American chestnut and Birdseye maple. Our various outbuildings, all within a short walk or drive from the main Lodge, are comfortable and well appointed. The building has a "great room " with fireplace, extensive libraries which include world-class films, wraparound porch, outdoor deck on 2nd level and nearby swimming pool. Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Contact info:
1351 Vallee Missisquoi Road
Glen Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-5816
web: www.outdoorlodge.ca

Room amenities: Our rooms, officially designated as four star quality, regularly elicit pleasure for the ‘home comfort’ levels they deliver. All are nicely furnished with comfortable beds, private bath, quality linens and good reading lamps. NOTE: Aloe vera skincare products strictly a no! no! as they destroy linens.

Facility amenities: All rooms are either on ground floor or one floor up (nearly all have private bath). Homestyle high-end cooking with all menus chef-designed by our chef and kitchen team. We provide three meals a day, unless otherwise arranged. Our Lodge takes pride in the quality of our kitchen fare and our commitment to healthy and nutritious dining. Many guests refer to our cuisine as "Road Scholar gourmet". In this age of fast cuisine, we think you’ll appreciate the effort that our dining team puts into all the ‘from scratch’ delicacies. Special needs diets can be arranged ahead of time. As our kitchen serves fixed menus we suggest you come equipped with some of your own specific food requirements should you have highly personalized needs (gluten intolerance, etc.) Thus you may supplement our house offerings.

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

Additional nights before: Contact the lodge directly.
Stayover rates include breakfast

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 04 - Hiking and Walking: Orford Park or Stowe Land Tru...
Hiking and Walking: Orford Park or Stowe Land Trust Trails/Mount Mansfield

Note: Today's advanced hike will be tougher as we ascend Mount Mansfield, the highest point in Vermont.

Breakfast: At 8:00 a.m. at the lodge.

Morning: We will choose from two options: Quebec: Walkers visit Orford Park and explore the trail network (part of the Canada Trail), lunch in the lakeside chalet and visit the Benedictine Abbaye St. Benoit (makers of the best blue cheese in America) on the way home at day's end. Hikers explore the Park's more demanding trails and will summit Mont Orford. They too will visit the Abbaye on the return trip home.


Vermont: Walk the Stowe Land Trust Trails (Weissner Woods and Kirchner Woods) with a side trip to the Trapp Family Lodge. These are clear and easy excursions. Then some walkabout time on the nationally famous Stowe Rec Path and the quintessential New England Town of Stowe. Drive home by way of Smuggler's Notch.

Lunch: Bag lunch.

Afternoon: Hiking and walking continues.

Dinner: At 6:00 p.m. at the lodge.

Evening: Enjoy a free evening to relax by the fireplace, check out the library or our film collection or explore the area. Lots of nearby trails for a sunset walk.

Lodging: The Outdoor Lodge Glen Sutton

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Lodge

Description: Our main building was constructed in 1900 and served for over half a century as the big wooden schoolhouse to the kids of the valley. Totally renovated and refitted with all modern conveniences, the Lodge has all the amenities of a home away from home. The renovated interior boasts an abundance of American chestnut and Birdseye maple. Our various outbuildings, all within a short walk or drive from the main Lodge, are comfortable and well appointed. The building has a "great room " with fireplace, extensive libraries which include world-class films, wraparound porch, outdoor deck on 2nd level and nearby swimming pool. Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Contact info:
1351 Vallee Missisquoi Road
Glen Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-5816
web: www.outdoorlodge.ca

Room amenities: Our rooms, officially designated as four star quality, regularly elicit pleasure for the ‘home comfort’ levels they deliver. All are nicely furnished with comfortable beds, private bath, quality linens and good reading lamps. NOTE: Aloe vera skincare products strictly a no! no! as they destroy linens.

Facility amenities: All rooms are either on ground floor or one floor up (nearly all have private bath). Homestyle high-end cooking with all menus chef-designed by our chef and kitchen team. We provide three meals a day, unless otherwise arranged. Our Lodge takes pride in the quality of our kitchen fare and our commitment to healthy and nutritious dining. Many guests refer to our cuisine as "Road Scholar gourmet". In this age of fast cuisine, we think you’ll appreciate the effort that our dining team puts into all the ‘from scratch’ delicacies. Special needs diets can be arranged ahead of time. As our kitchen serves fixed menus we suggest you come equipped with some of your own specific food requirements should you have highly personalized needs (gluten intolerance, etc.) Thus you may supplement our house offerings.

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

Additional nights before: Contact the lodge directly.
Stayover rates include breakfast

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 05 - Hiking and Walking: Long Trail Devil's Gulch/Owl'...
Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.

Morning: Today we choose from two options. Option 1: Visit a classic section of America's oldest long distance footpath. The Long Trail Devil's Gulch with lunch by a highland lake is the easiest hike of the week. Walkers, if so desiring, may also partake of this adventure.


Option 2: Hike the brand new Owl's Head trail with the finest views for many miles around (magnificent scenery overlooking Lake Memphremagog). Walkers will do the Village to Mountain trail in Sutton.

Lunch: Bag lunch.

Afternoon: Hiking and walking continues.

Dinner: Enjoy our farewell dinner together at the lodge. We take pride in the quality of our kitchen fare and our commitment to healthy and nutritious dining. In this age of fast cuisine, we think you’ll appreciate the effort that our dining team puts into all the ‘from scratch’ delicacies.

Evening: Three evening lectures will occur over the week, chosen from "Heart Health, Longevity and Supplements", "History of Quebec Nationalism, and "The Gerry Bull Story".

Lodging: The Outdoor Lodge Glen Sutton

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Friday, June 06 - Morning Walk/Program Concludes/Departures
Breakfast: At 8:00 a.m. at the lodge.

Morning: Join us for a vigorous morning walk from the Lodge (2 -3 hours).

Lunch: A bag lunch is provided to eat on the porch or take on the road. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Glen Sutton, QC
Glen SuttonHighlights include Benedictine Monastery with Gregorian chants (35 min. drive), antiquing, Quebec's wine district (30 min.), village of Lac Brome (35 min.), local museums, cycling, hiking, lakes and rivers for water sports. Shelburne Museum (1 hr. 40 min.) home to the largest collection of Americana in the world.

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
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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