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WEST SWANZEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Adventure in the Monadnock Region By Cross-Country Skis and Snowshoes

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
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Itinerary for Feb 9 — Feb 14, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Tranquil and beautiful, Pilgrim Pines Conference Center is nestled on the scenic shores of Swanzey Lake and it is surrounded by tree laden hills. In this setting, you are invited to relax and be renewed in mind, body and spirit. Pilgrim Pines is owned and operated by the Evangelical Covenant Church of the East Coast Conference and has been a provided for Road Scholar since 1988. It has been our policy not to allow alcoholic beverages on campus. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas in the out-of-doors. Most Road Scholar classes are presented in our beautiful open-space Meetinghouse while the Undercroft (lower level of our Chapel) and Chapel are used as needed.

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

Room amenities: A variety of housing accommodations awaits your choice and needs during your stay at Pilgrim Pines. All rooms shave private baths, new beds and walk-in showers with liquid soap. Each room has a table, a chair or chairs, a clock, radio, Kleenex, closet and lamps, along with its own heating unit and fans for the summer season. Since we do not have daily housekeeping services our guests are asked to make their own beds (linens and towels and bath mats provided), and at the end of their stay strip the beds, put the linens and towels in a pillow case and bring to designated location. Replacement linens and towels/washcloths are available upon request during the week. There are no TVs or phones in any of the rooms. A TV set with full cable access is available in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room. A courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of the Mayflower Lodge along with Wi-Fi access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel.

Facility amenities: Our main class area at Pilgrim Pines is in the Meetinghouse, a beautiful structure with nature views through the windows and capable of holding up to 60 people. Our onsite Chapel which houses a grand piano, pipe organ and video projector is also occasionally used for classroom activities, while the Undercroft is used for our hands-on craft programs. Meals are served buffet style in our Mayflower Dining Room by full-time professional chefs who not only provide excellent meals with many choices, but also work to create alternate menus for special dietary needs indicated on Participant Information Forms returned prior to the start of the program. The superb quality and consistency of our food service has been a trademark of our Conference Center. Before or after meals, relax in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room and browse through our small library, enjoy conversation and/or view a favorite program on our one TV set with full cable access. While there are no phones in each room, a courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of Mayflower Lodge along with wireless internet access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel. Snacks including fruit are provided each evening in the dining room and juices, soda, coffee and tea are available at any time. Morning coffee and snack is served in the classroom. Additionally Pilgrim Pines features the opportunity to enjoy (weather permitting) the sandy beach, waterfront activities, golf on our 9 hole course, tennis or a hike around the lake all at no additional cost.

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

Additional nights before:
Sometimes there are rooms available before or after programs. Please inquire.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 09 - Afternoon Arrivals/Welcome & Orientation
Note: Orientation

Afternoon: 3:30-5:30 pm Registration in the office with coffee, tea, and cold drinks available in the Dining Room

Dinner: 6:00 pm in the Dining Room

Evening: 7:30 pm Orientation in the Meetinghouse

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Tranquil and beautiful, Pilgrim Pines Conference Center is nestled on the scenic shores of Swanzey Lake and it is surrounded by tree laden hills. In this setting, you are invited to relax and be renewed in mind, body and spirit. Pilgrim Pines is owned and operated by the Evangelical Covenant Church of the East Coast Conference and has been a provided for Road Scholar since 1988. It has been our policy not to allow alcoholic beverages on campus. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas in the out-of-doors. Most Road Scholar classes are presented in our beautiful open-space Meetinghouse while the Undercroft (lower level of our Chapel) and Chapel are used as needed.

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

Room amenities: A variety of housing accommodations awaits your choice and needs during your stay at Pilgrim Pines. All rooms shave private baths, new beds and walk-in showers with liquid soap. Each room has a table, a chair or chairs, a clock, radio, Kleenex, closet and lamps, along with its own heating unit and fans for the summer season. Since we do not have daily housekeeping services our guests are asked to make their own beds (linens and towels and bath mats provided), and at the end of their stay strip the beds, put the linens and towels in a pillow case and bring to designated location. Replacement linens and towels/washcloths are available upon request during the week. There are no TVs or phones in any of the rooms. A TV set with full cable access is available in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room. A courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of the Mayflower Lodge along with Wi-Fi access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel.

Facility amenities: Our main class area at Pilgrim Pines is in the Meetinghouse, a beautiful structure with nature views through the windows and capable of holding up to 60 people. Our onsite Chapel which houses a grand piano, pipe organ and video projector is also occasionally used for classroom activities, while the Undercroft is used for our hands-on craft programs. Meals are served buffet style in our Mayflower Dining Room by full-time professional chefs who not only provide excellent meals with many choices, but also work to create alternate menus for special dietary needs indicated on Participant Information Forms returned prior to the start of the program. The superb quality and consistency of our food service has been a trademark of our Conference Center. Before or after meals, relax in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room and browse through our small library, enjoy conversation and/or view a favorite program on our one TV set with full cable access. While there are no phones in each room, a courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of Mayflower Lodge along with wireless internet access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel. Snacks including fruit are provided each evening in the dining room and juices, soda, coffee and tea are available at any time. Morning coffee and snack is served in the classroom. Additionally Pilgrim Pines features the opportunity to enjoy (weather permitting) the sandy beach, waterfront activities, golf on our 9 hole course, tennis or a hike around the lake all at no additional cost.

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

Additional nights before:
Sometimes there are rooms available before or after programs. Please inquire.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 10 - Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Windblown
Note: Good beginner/teaching area and excellent for intermediate and advanced skiiers.

Breakfast: 8:00 a.m in the Dining Room

Morning: 9 am Leave by vans for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Windblown Ski Lessons for beginners on site Coaching for intermediate and advanced skiers.

Lunch: 12:30 p.m. Bag Lunch in Lodge at Windblown

Afternoon: Individual instruction and opportunities for skiing and snowshoeing on your own.

Dinner: 5:30 p.m in the Dining Room

Evening: Videos on Cross-Country Skiing

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center

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

Description: Tranquil and beautiful, Pilgrim Pines Conference Center is nestled on the scenic shores of Swanzey Lake and it is surrounded by tree laden hills. In this setting, you are invited to relax and be renewed in mind, body and spirit. Pilgrim Pines is owned and operated by the Evangelical Covenant Church of the East Coast Conference and has been a provided for Road Scholar since 1988. It has been our policy not to allow alcoholic beverages on campus. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas in the out-of-doors. Most Road Scholar classes are presented in our beautiful open-space Meetinghouse while the Undercroft (lower level of our Chapel) and Chapel are used as needed.

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

Room amenities: A variety of housing accommodations awaits your choice and needs during your stay at Pilgrim Pines. All rooms shave private baths, new beds and walk-in showers with liquid soap. Each room has a table, a chair or chairs, a clock, radio, Kleenex, closet and lamps, along with its own heating unit and fans for the summer season. Since we do not have daily housekeeping services our guests are asked to make their own beds (linens and towels and bath mats provided), and at the end of their stay strip the beds, put the linens and towels in a pillow case and bring to designated location. Replacement linens and towels/washcloths are available upon request during the week. There are no TVs or phones in any of the rooms. A TV set with full cable access is available in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room. A courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of the Mayflower Lodge along with Wi-Fi access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel.

Facility amenities: Our main class area at Pilgrim Pines is in the Meetinghouse, a beautiful structure with nature views through the windows and capable of holding up to 60 people. Our onsite Chapel which houses a grand piano, pipe organ and video projector is also occasionally used for classroom activities, while the Undercroft is used for our hands-on craft programs. Meals are served buffet style in our Mayflower Dining Room by full-time professional chefs who not only provide excellent meals with many choices, but also work to create alternate menus for special dietary needs indicated on Participant Information Forms returned prior to the start of the program. The superb quality and consistency of our food service has been a trademark of our Conference Center. Before or after meals, relax in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room and browse through our small library, enjoy conversation and/or view a favorite program on our one TV set with full cable access. While there are no phones in each room, a courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of Mayflower Lodge along with wireless internet access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel. Snacks including fruit are provided each evening in the dining room and juices, soda, coffee and tea are available at any time. Morning coffee and snack is served in the classroom. Additionally Pilgrim Pines features the opportunity to enjoy (weather permitting) the sandy beach, waterfront activities, golf on our 9 hole course, tennis or a hike around the lake all at no additional cost.

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

Additional nights before:
Sometimes there are rooms available before or after programs. Please inquire.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 11 - Cross-country skiing and/or snowshoeing at Grafto...
Cross-country skiing and/or snowshoeing at Grafton Ponds or Prospect Mt depending upon weather.

Note: Opportunities for individual instruction and full day of skiing.

Breakfast: In the Dining Room

Morning: Class I-Skiing & Snowshoeing- Grafton Ponds or Prospect Mt Weather driven... Alternate site may be chosen

Lunch: Lunch-Brown Bag on-site

Afternoon: Skiing & Snowshoeing with individual instruction.

Dinner: 5;30 p.m. in the Dining Room

Evening: Entertainment - TBA

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center

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

Description: Tranquil and beautiful, Pilgrim Pines Conference Center is nestled on the scenic shores of Swanzey Lake and it is surrounded by tree laden hills. In this setting, you are invited to relax and be renewed in mind, body and spirit. Pilgrim Pines is owned and operated by the Evangelical Covenant Church of the East Coast Conference and has been a provided for Road Scholar since 1988. It has been our policy not to allow alcoholic beverages on campus. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas in the out-of-doors. Most Road Scholar classes are presented in our beautiful open-space Meetinghouse while the Undercroft (lower level of our Chapel) and Chapel are used as needed.

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

Room amenities: A variety of housing accommodations awaits your choice and needs during your stay at Pilgrim Pines. All rooms shave private baths, new beds and walk-in showers with liquid soap. Each room has a table, a chair or chairs, a clock, radio, Kleenex, closet and lamps, along with its own heating unit and fans for the summer season. Since we do not have daily housekeeping services our guests are asked to make their own beds (linens and towels and bath mats provided), and at the end of their stay strip the beds, put the linens and towels in a pillow case and bring to designated location. Replacement linens and towels/washcloths are available upon request during the week. There are no TVs or phones in any of the rooms. A TV set with full cable access is available in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room. A courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of the Mayflower Lodge along with Wi-Fi access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel.

Facility amenities: Our main class area at Pilgrim Pines is in the Meetinghouse, a beautiful structure with nature views through the windows and capable of holding up to 60 people. Our onsite Chapel which houses a grand piano, pipe organ and video projector is also occasionally used for classroom activities, while the Undercroft is used for our hands-on craft programs. Meals are served buffet style in our Mayflower Dining Room by full-time professional chefs who not only provide excellent meals with many choices, but also work to create alternate menus for special dietary needs indicated on Participant Information Forms returned prior to the start of the program. The superb quality and consistency of our food service has been a trademark of our Conference Center. Before or after meals, relax in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room and browse through our small library, enjoy conversation and/or view a favorite program on our one TV set with full cable access. While there are no phones in each room, a courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of Mayflower Lodge along with wireless internet access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel. Snacks including fruit are provided each evening in the dining room and juices, soda, coffee and tea are available at any time. Morning coffee and snack is served in the classroom. Additionally Pilgrim Pines features the opportunity to enjoy (weather permitting) the sandy beach, waterfront activities, golf on our 9 hole course, tennis or a hike around the lake all at no additional cost.

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

Additional nights before:
Sometimes there are rooms available before or after programs. Please inquire.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 12 - Full day of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing....
Note: Individual instruction

Breakfast: 8:00 am in the Dining Room

Morning: Class I-Skiing & Snowshoeing Timber Creek in VT. Place chosen will be good for all levels of skiing/snowshoe abilities.

Lunch: 12:30 p.m. Bag Lunch on site.

Afternoon: Opportunities for skiing and snowshoeing continue

Dinner: 5:30 pm in the Dining Room

Evening: Open evening - Options - TBA

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center

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

Description: Tranquil and beautiful, Pilgrim Pines Conference Center is nestled on the scenic shores of Swanzey Lake and it is surrounded by tree laden hills. In this setting, you are invited to relax and be renewed in mind, body and spirit. Pilgrim Pines is owned and operated by the Evangelical Covenant Church of the East Coast Conference and has been a provided for Road Scholar since 1988. It has been our policy not to allow alcoholic beverages on campus. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas in the out-of-doors. Most Road Scholar classes are presented in our beautiful open-space Meetinghouse while the Undercroft (lower level of our Chapel) and Chapel are used as needed.

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

Room amenities: A variety of housing accommodations awaits your choice and needs during your stay at Pilgrim Pines. All rooms shave private baths, new beds and walk-in showers with liquid soap. Each room has a table, a chair or chairs, a clock, radio, Kleenex, closet and lamps, along with its own heating unit and fans for the summer season. Since we do not have daily housekeeping services our guests are asked to make their own beds (linens and towels and bath mats provided), and at the end of their stay strip the beds, put the linens and towels in a pillow case and bring to designated location. Replacement linens and towels/washcloths are available upon request during the week. There are no TVs or phones in any of the rooms. A TV set with full cable access is available in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room. A courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of the Mayflower Lodge along with Wi-Fi access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel.

Facility amenities: Our main class area at Pilgrim Pines is in the Meetinghouse, a beautiful structure with nature views through the windows and capable of holding up to 60 people. Our onsite Chapel which houses a grand piano, pipe organ and video projector is also occasionally used for classroom activities, while the Undercroft is used for our hands-on craft programs. Meals are served buffet style in our Mayflower Dining Room by full-time professional chefs who not only provide excellent meals with many choices, but also work to create alternate menus for special dietary needs indicated on Participant Information Forms returned prior to the start of the program. The superb quality and consistency of our food service has been a trademark of our Conference Center. Before or after meals, relax in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room and browse through our small library, enjoy conversation and/or view a favorite program on our one TV set with full cable access. While there are no phones in each room, a courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of Mayflower Lodge along with wireless internet access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel. Snacks including fruit are provided each evening in the dining room and juices, soda, coffee and tea are available at any time. Morning coffee and snack is served in the classroom. Additionally Pilgrim Pines features the opportunity to enjoy (weather permitting) the sandy beach, waterfront activities, golf on our 9 hole course, tennis or a hike around the lake all at no additional cost.

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

Additional nights before:
Sometimes there are rooms available before or after programs. Please inquire.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 13 - History/Animal tracking and Snowshoeing
Note: With staff of Harris Center learn about animal tracking and history of area. Snowshoe to identify tracks and observe terrain.

Breakfast: 8:00 am in the Dining Room

Morning: Class I- Trip to Historic Harris Center. Snowshoeing and class on animal tracking .

Lunch: Lunch at Harris Center

Afternoon: Opportunities for Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing continue. On Site Instruction.

Dinner: 6:00 pm - Dinner in the Dining Room

Evening: Homespun in the Meetinghouse

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 14 - Maple sugaring
Breakfast: 7:45 am in the Dining Room

Morning: Class I-Winter Ecology Break-Check out of rooms Class II-Maple Sugaring

Lunch: Farewell luncheon, 12:00 pm noon in the Dining Room

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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West Swanzey
New Hampshire Devision 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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