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HARRODSBURG, KENTUCKY

Walking in Wildflowers: Spring At Shaker Village

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Program #8822RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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 Apr 6 — Apr 11, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill offers overnight lodging in original Shaker buildings furnished with reproduction Shaker furniture. All rooms have private baths, televisions, and air-conditioning. Kentucky is located in the Eastern Time Zone and observes Daylight Saving Time from April through October.

Contact info:
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA
phone: 859-734-5411
web: www.shakervillageky.org

Room amenities: Temperpedic mattresses, hair dryers.

Facility amenities: Some rooms have wireless internet access (must bring own laptop) and satellite television. The opportunity to enjoy the peaceful serenity of simple yet elegant rooms furnished in reproduction Shaker furniture is unique.

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

Additional nights before: $80+tax sngl; $90+tax dbl
Additional nights must be pre-arranged by contacting the Program Coordinator at Shaker Village - (800) 734-5611, ext. 1550.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 06 - Arrive and check in/Dinner at the Trustees' Offic...
Arrive and check in/Dinner at the Trustees' Office Dining Room/Welcome and orientation. Check in after 3 p.m. EDT; dinner at 5:30; orientation at 7 p.m.

Note: Evening orientation, introduction to instructors in lecture room setting

Afternoon: Check in is after 3:00 PM. EASTERN DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME.

Dinner: The Trustees' Office Dining Room features regional Kentucky dishes and some Shaker dishes. Dinner is served by candlelight, and will include entree', salad, vegetables, hot bread and dessert.

Evening: Welcome and orientation at 7:00 PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME.

Lodging: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill offers overnight lodging in original Shaker buildings furnished with reproduction Shaker furniture. All rooms have private baths, televisions, and air-conditioning. Kentucky is located in the Eastern Time Zone and observes Daylight Saving Time from April through October.

Contact info:
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA
phone: 859-734-5411
web: www.shakervillageky.org

Room amenities: Temperpedic mattresses, hair dryers.

Facility amenities: Some rooms have wireless internet access (must bring own laptop) and satellite television. The opportunity to enjoy the peaceful serenity of simple yet elegant rooms furnished in reproduction Shaker furniture is unique.

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

Additional nights before: $80+tax sngl; $90+tax dbl
Additional nights must be pre-arranged by contacting the Program Coordinator at Shaker Village - (800) 734-5611, ext. 1550.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 07 - Morning Hike along meadows; afternoon hike along ...
Morning Hike along meadows; afternoon hike along Heritage Trail through wooded areas. Each area has its own unique habitat with different wildflowers, birds, and vegetation. An evening program includes slides of "spring bloomers."

Note: Instructors will lead 2 hikes through very different areas of Shaker Village and participants will discover an amazing number of wildflowers. Meals in the Trustees' Office Dining Room. Evening slide presentation on spring wildflowers in Kentucky.

Breakfast: Country Buffet Breakfast includes bacon and sausage, eggs, gravy, grits, hot and cold fruits, oatmeal, cold cereals, biscuits and pumpkin muffins, coffee, and juice.

Morning: Hike to the West Lot area, through meadowlands filled with wildflowers. Instructors will help to identify different species of flowers, birds, and vegetation.

Lunch: Lunch at the Trustees' Office Dining Room will include sandwich and soup, fresh fruit and cookies.

Afternoon: Afternoon hike along the Heritage Trail, through woodlands where the Shakers built their mills and a bridge across Shawnee Run. The bird observation area is here, as is an amazing variety of woodland flowers.

Dinner: Dinner by candlelight in the Trustees' Office Dining Room with regional specialties and some Shaker dishes, includes salad, entree', vegetables, dessert, hot breads and choice of beverage.

Evening: Slide presentation on "Spring Bloomers" - a sampling of Kentucky's beautiful spring wildflowers - by instructor Jim Gentry

Lodging: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill offers overnight lodging in original Shaker buildings furnished with reproduction Shaker furniture. All rooms have private baths, televisions, and air-conditioning. Kentucky is located in the Eastern Time Zone and observes Daylight Saving Time from April through October.

Contact info:
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA
phone: 859-734-5411
web: www.shakervillageky.org

Room amenities: Temperpedic mattresses, hair dryers.

Facility amenities: Some rooms have wireless internet access (must bring own laptop) and satellite television. The opportunity to enjoy the peaceful serenity of simple yet elegant rooms furnished in reproduction Shaker furniture is unique.

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

Additional nights before: $80+tax sngl; $90+tax dbl
Additional nights must be pre-arranged by contacting the Program Coordinator at Shaker Village - (800) 734-5611, ext. 1550.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 08 - After breakfast, we will hike to the Kentucky Riv...
After breakfast, we will hike to the Kentucky River, traveling through thousands of years of geologic time down through the Palisades of the Kentucky River. Along the way we will investigate flowers unique to the river habitat.

Note: This hike will take us down to the Kentucky River, with a sack lunch served at the Shaker Landing. After lunch we will hike along the river bottom, checking out wildflowers, birds and trees in this unique area.

Breakfast: Country Buffet Breakfast includes bacon and sausage, eggs, cold and hot fruit, cold cereal, oatmeal, grits, biscuits and pumpkin muffins, gravy, coffee and juice.

Morning: Join Don Pelly and Jim Gentry as we travel through thousands of years of geologic time hiking down to the Kentucky River. Along the way we will discover a number of wildflowers that grow only in the secluded climate of the river lowlands.

Lunch: A sack lunch will be delivered to us to eat at the Shaker landing before we continue the hike.

Afternoon: Hiking continues along the Kentucky River, and we will also see ruins of Shaker buildings, river features, waterfalls and different flowers and vegetation.

Dinner: Dinner by candlelight at the Trustees' Office Dining Room, serving regional specialties and some Shaker dishes. Dinner includes salad, entree', vegetables, hot breads, dessert and choice of beverage.

Evening: Evening walk and program on native grasses and prairies, including discussion of Shaker Village's "green" strategy.

Lodging: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill offers overnight lodging in original Shaker buildings furnished with reproduction Shaker furniture. All rooms have private baths, televisions, and air-conditioning. Kentucky is located in the Eastern Time Zone and observes Daylight Saving Time from April through October.

Contact info:
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA
phone: 859-734-5411
web: www.shakervillageky.org

Room amenities: Temperpedic mattresses, hair dryers.

Facility amenities: Some rooms have wireless internet access (must bring own laptop) and satellite television. The opportunity to enjoy the peaceful serenity of simple yet elegant rooms furnished in reproduction Shaker furniture is unique.

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

Additional nights before: $80+tax sngl; $90+tax dbl
Additional nights must be pre-arranged by contacting the Program Coordinator at Shaker Village - (800) 734-5611, ext. 1550.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 09 - Hike through the Chinn-Poe Nature Preserve, which...
Hike through the Chinn-Poe Nature Preserve, which includes a large savannah of restored native grasses and flowers similar to what the area looked like before white settlement.

Note: This hike will include some strenuous terrain as we hike through an area restored to its native savannah condition.

Breakfast: Country Buffet Breakfast at the Trustees' Office Dining Room includes bacon, sausage, eggs, grits, cold and hot fruit, oatmeal, grits, cold cereal, biscuits, pumpkin muffins, gravy, coffee or tea and juice.

Morning: Hike to the West Lot of the village, where open meadows abound in wildflowers. This area has been restored to its native savannah condition by replanting warm-weather grasses and native flowers.

Lunch: Lunch in the Trustees' Office Dining Room will include soup and salad, or sandwich, with cookies and fresh fruit, and choice of beverage.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to tour Shaker Village, visit crafts demonstrations, or travel off-site to visit attractions in the surrounding area (transportation to off-site attractions is on your own).

Dinner: Dinner by candlelight in the Trustees' Office Dining room with regional specialties and some Shaker dishes. Dinner will include salad, entree', vegetables, hot breads, dessert, and choice of beverage.

Evening: Evening program on Shaker herb and seed industry by a local herbalist will explore useful plants and flowers.

Lodging: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill offers overnight lodging in original Shaker buildings furnished with reproduction Shaker furniture. All rooms have private baths, televisions, and air-conditioning. Kentucky is located in the Eastern Time Zone and observes Daylight Saving Time from April through October.

Contact info:
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA
phone: 859-734-5411
web: www.shakervillageky.org

Room amenities: Temperpedic mattresses, hair dryers.

Facility amenities: Some rooms have wireless internet access (must bring own laptop) and satellite television. The opportunity to enjoy the peaceful serenity of simple yet elegant rooms furnished in reproduction Shaker furniture is unique.

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

Additional nights before: $80+tax sngl; $90+tax dbl
Additional nights must be pre-arranged by contacting the Program Coordinator at Shaker Village - (800) 734-5611, ext. 1550.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 10 - Morning program on woody plant identification, an...
Morning program on woody plant identification, and in the afternoon travel to a remnant of savannah woodland from the period prior to white settlement in the area. Instructions on tree identification, as well as measuring champion trees.

Note: Morning will be spent in Shaker Village identifying trees and learning to measure champion trees. In the afternoon travel just a mile away to see the remnant of the savannah woodland that existed in the area prior to white settlement. Evening performance of Shaker music by soloist.

Breakfast: Country buffet Breakfast in the Trustees' Office Dining Room includes bacon and sausage, eggs, cold and hot fruit, grits, gravy, oatmeal, cold cereals, biscuits and pumpkin muffins, coffee and juice.

Morning: Program on woody plant identification takes us around the Shaker village, looking at trees and other woody plants. Group will be divided into smaller groups for better student/instructor ratio.

Lunch: Lunch in the Trustees' Office Dining Room will include soup and salad or sandwich, cookies and fresh fruit.

Afternoon: Hike to an area near the village where the remnant of the native savannah woodland can be seen - this area looks much as it did prior to white settlement.

Dinner: Dinner by candlelight in the Trustees' Office Dining Room will include regional specialities and some Shaker dishes. Dinner includes salad, entree', vegetables passed family-style, hot breads, dessert and choice of beverage.

Evening: Solo performance of Shaker music by candlelight in the magnificent 1820 Shaker Meeting House as our program draws to an end.

Lodging: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 11 - Explore the Shakers' connection to the land, and ...
Explore the Shakers' connection to the land, and today's efforts by preservationists to re-introduce native and heirloom plants. We will explore sustainable agriculture, and discuss lessons rom the past that can still be used today.

Note: At Shaker Village's garden participants can learn about the Shakers' farming and efforts of today to use sustainable practices and employ local sources of food.

Breakfast: Country Buffet Breakfast in the Trustees' Office Dining Room includes bacon and sausage, eggs, grits, gravy, cold and hot fruit, cold cereals, oatmeal, biscuits and pumpkin muffins, coffee and juice.

Morning: Ralph Ward, Historic Farm Program Manager, willl discuss sustainable agricultural practices, and learn about the local food movement while enjoying the beauty of spring plants.

Lunch: Lunch in the Trustees' Office Dining Room. Participants will have the option of signing up for a box lunch to take with them after check-out at 11 a.m.

Afternoon: End of program - depart

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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