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Program #20535RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.

Itinerary for Sep 11 — Sep 17, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0 Canada
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day One: Wednesday, September 11 - Arrival at Cabot Shores and Welcome Activities
Note: The complimentary shuttle will leave the Halifax International Airport at 2 pm to make the 4 hour drive to Cabot Shores. Those travelling independently should plan to arrive at Cabot Shores between 3 pm and 6 pm.

Arrive To: Registration and Welcome at Cabot Shores followed by a guided exploration of the Wilderness Resort

Dinner: Dinner at Cabot Shores Bistro

Evening: Welcome Ceremony, Introductions and Orientation in Great Room of Lodge

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0 Canada
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Two: Thursday, September 12 - Exploring the Indian Brook Wilderness
Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.

Morning: After breakfast Hike & explore the Indian Brook Wilderness Trail. See old moose hunting camps and cross creeks leading to three waterfalls. Follow path of eagles up from Church Pond to Indian Brook; look for eagles' nest beyond the 2nd falls. Explore vistas looking at Indian Brook and even St. Ann's Bay & the Atlantic.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Lunch: Lunch on the trail.

Afternoon: Continue on the trail and learn about the path of salmon, trout, moose and deer along the Trail. Also, learn about the native Mi'kmaq Trail from the Atlantic, into Church Pond up Indian Brook. And find out about the Celtic settlement just above Indian Brook Great Falls.

Dinner: BBQ dinner on open fire just outside the Lodge

Evening: After dinner enjoy hearing stories and Legends around the fire or in the tipi.

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0 Canada
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Three: Friday, September 13 - Water & Beach Adventures
Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy an optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Morning: Explore Indian Brook into Church Pond & along the Beach via ferry, walking, canoes, kayaks and yolo boards (there will be instructions for those needing it). Ride the gentle current along Indian Brook into Church Pond Observe a variety of ducks, geese, cormorans, gulls and the occasional bald eagle and explore inlets with oyster patches.

Lunch: Cook-out on the beach. Participants will help to build a fire site using beach rock and will collect drift wood for firewood.

Afternoon: Walk along the beach to the Red Island Trail & Explore the Barachois River & Beach Participants will go on a 4km hike and a 1km walk along the beach to discover hidden lakes only accessible by hiking or by boat.

Dinner: Nova Scotia Seafood dinner with a 5th generation Cape Breton fisherman.

Evening: Presentation: Five Generations of Fraser family Fishermen

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0 Canada
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Four: Saturday, September 14 - CELTIC Immersion - Experience the Local Celtic Cu...
Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy an optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Morning: Experience Gaelic language Immersion, Story-telling Local Celtic History with a local writer and historian

Lunch: Enjoy a local Celtic specialty for lunch.

Afternoon: Participate in a variety of activities focused on the local culture including, Sharing Circle: What’s your family history?; Step Dancing Demonstration with local musicians and a Quilting Demonstration.

Dinner: Dinner of local specialties at Cabot Shores.

Evening: Participate in a traditional Ceilidh - Celtic music and dancing. Don't worry, participatory instruction provided!

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0 Canada
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Five: Sunday, September 15 - Demonstrations by Local Artisans
Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy an optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Morning: Demonstrations by local Artisans including Photography and Stringed Instruments specialists. Walk to local Jewelry and Leather shops to view demonstrations. Make your own: Medicine Pouches, Beading with instruction provided by a local jewelry maker.

Lunch: Lunch at Cabot Shores.

Afternoon: Participate in a Medicine Walk and learn about local flora.

Dinner: Dinner at Cabot Shores.

Evening: Enjoy a relaxing evening and take in a film at Cabot Shores.

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0 Canada
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Six: Monday, September 16 - Excursion to the Bird Islands and Glooscap Cave
Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.

Morning: Depart to Englishtown, transfer to Puffin Tour boat - field trip with an expert on local histrory and wildlife. Go through St.Ann's Bay past Glooscap Cave to the Bird Island to view Puffins, Eagles and Seals.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Lunch: Trail lunch

Afternoon: Free time to enjoy Cabot Shores

Dinner: Farewell dinner at Cabot Shores.

Evening: Closing Ceremony.

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Tuesday, September 17 - Departure
Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge. For those who wish to take the complimentary shuttle to Halifax Int'l Airport, it departs at 9 am.

Morning: Recap of the group's adventures and departure.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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