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STANLEY BRIDGE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Life by the Sea: A Prince Edward Island Exploration

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Program #13895RJ
7 Days | 6 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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Aug 18 — Aug 24, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: On site charming restored house with two levels of gifts and items including antiques and collectibles, plus a gallery featuring Island artists.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 8203
RR#6
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 800-361-2882
web: www.peisland.com/stanleybridge

Room amenities: satellite tv, alarm clock, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Fyfe's Landing "smoke free" restaurant, overlooking the Cavendish Dunes, store on site, heated pool and hot tub.

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

Additional nights before: Dependent upon season.
Please contact the inn directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 18 - Independent Arrivals/Orientation
Arrive To: Independent arrivals. Check in after 3:00.

Dinner: There are two restaurants on site that provide lovely meals, or you may choose to eat on your own prior to arriving at Stanley Bridge Country Resort.

Evening: Orientation for your Road Scholar program begins at 7:00 pm in one of the meeting rooms at the Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Type: Conference Center

Description: On site charming restored house with two levels of gifts and items including antiques and collectibles, plus a gallery featuring Island artists.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 8203
RR#6
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 800-361-2882
web: www.peisland.com/stanleybridge

Room amenities: satellite tv, alarm clock, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Fyfe's Landing "smoke free" restaurant, overlooking the Cavendish Dunes, store on site, heated pool and hot tub.

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

Additional nights before: Dependent upon season.
Please contact the inn directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 19 - Introduction to Prince Edward Island History/Gree...
Introduction to Prince Edward Island History/Green Gables National Historic Site/Visit the Yankee Gale Cemetery, New London Lighthouse/Experience traditional music and dance at a community Ceilidh

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: An introduction to Prince Edward Island history will be given by a local historian, always an Road Scholar favorite presenter! Then you will travel a short distance into Cavendish, or "Avonlea" from the novel Anne of Green Gables. No trip to Prince Edward Island is complete without a visit to Green Gables National Historic Site. This site is administered by Parks Canada and your visit will be with one of their excellent interpretive staff members. You will learn all about Lucy Maud Montgomery and the book, Anne of Green Gables, which launched her writing career and introduced many people world-wide to Prince Edward Island.

Lunch: Share a wonderful meal prepared by a Culinary Institute trained chef using local and organic ingredients.

Afternoon: You will get to find out about the famous Yankee Gale while visiting a hidden seaside cemetery overlooking New London Lighthouse and the Cavendish Sandspit. This is always a wonderful spot for taking photos and walking on the beach.Visit a small museum to enjoy an engaging presentation by an oyster fisher. The museum also showcases some wonderful artifacts and unique stories about the Malpeque Bay area. Take a scenic drive back to the Stanley Bridge Country Resort where you will then enjoy 2 hours of free time.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner in a charming inn located in the town of Kensington.

Evening: The group will attend a community ceilidh in the town of Kensington (traditional music, dance, humor)

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

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

Description: On site charming restored house with two levels of gifts and items including antiques and collectibles, plus a gallery featuring Island artists.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 8203
RR#6
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 800-361-2882
web: www.peisland.com/stanleybridge

Room amenities: satellite tv, alarm clock, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Fyfe's Landing "smoke free" restaurant, overlooking the Cavendish Dunes, store on site, heated pool and hot tub.

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

Additional nights before: Dependent upon season.
Please contact the inn directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 20 - Fox farming/guided tour of Summerside/visit to Bo...
Fox farming/guided tour of Summerside/visit to Bottle Houses/basket weaving/chef-prepared lunch/community supper

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Travel to Summerside for a guided exploration of PEI's western city. Learn all about the incredible wealth that was generated on PEI as a result of fox farming and view the beautiful architecture of the famous "fox houses", mansions built with money from raising and selling foxes. Re-live the famous Summerside fire and discover the historic connections of this city to the United States.

Lunch: Enjoy the culinary marvels of chef Diana Linder at Maplethorpe Inn. She is a Culinary Institute-trained chef and is known for her use of local, organic meats, produce and fruits in her creations and for her humor and hospitality.

Afternoon: The first stop of the afternoon is in the Evangeline region of the Island for a visit to some unique creations known as "The Bottle Houses". The site also has gorgeous gardens to explore. Then you'll travel "up west" to a fabulous facility dedicated to Prince Edward Island basket-making. Witness a demonstration in various basket-making styles and learn about the uses of the various baskets.

Dinner: Join with locals in a community supper

Evening: A local photographer will share insights into how to capture the natural beauty of Prince Edward Island and many beautiful photos of the Island will be shared. This session is for all levels of photography and for all those who enjoy viewing beautiful photos.

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

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

Description: On site charming restored house with two levels of gifts and items including antiques and collectibles, plus a gallery featuring Island artists.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 8203
RR#6
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 800-361-2882
web: www.peisland.com/stanleybridge

Room amenities: satellite tv, alarm clock, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Fyfe's Landing "smoke free" restaurant, overlooking the Cavendish Dunes, store on site, heated pool and hot tub.

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

Additional nights before: Dependent upon season.
Please contact the inn directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 21 - Learn from the experts about lobster, mussels, an...
Learn from the experts about lobster, mussels, and organic farming. Enjoy exploring seaside villages, gardens and craft studios. Watch an oyster shucker in action.

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: During a visit to a local fishery, you will learn all there is to know about lobster fishing and the "cultivation" of mussels. This presenter consistently ranks as the number one presenter for all Northshore Institute programs. You'll also visit an organic farm to learn from a wonderful presenter all about organic farming and sustainable agriculture on Prince Edward Island.

Lunch: Experience the fun and skill shown by an oyster-shucking champion.Then enjoy Malpeque oysters followed by a wonderful lunch.

Afternoon: Enjoy a lovely afternoon exploring seaside villages, gardens, a pottery studio and the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company

Dinner: Dinner will be served at Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Evening: Free evening. Optional activity suggestions given by the group leader

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

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

Description: On site charming restored house with two levels of gifts and items including antiques and collectibles, plus a gallery featuring Island artists.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 8203
RR#6
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 800-361-2882
web: www.peisland.com/stanleybridge

Room amenities: satellite tv, alarm clock, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Fyfe's Landing "smoke free" restaurant, overlooking the Cavendish Dunes, store on site, heated pool and hot tub.

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

Additional nights before: Dependent upon season.
Please contact the inn directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 22 - Stories and Songs and humor showcase the lives an...
Stories and Songs and humor showcase the lives and culture of Prince Edward Islanders/enjoy a spinning and weaving demonstration and talk/chef-prepared Acadian lunch/Free afternoon and evening (dinner provided).

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Through song and stories, your presenter will share an interesting and humorous look at Prince Edward Islanders. This is always such an enjoyable time for the group and everyone comes away with a better insight into the character of Island people and the fabric that holds them together. Then two women who are expert spinners and weavers do a very popular presentation. They share many stories along with their craft and engage the group in discussion and in hands-on activities.

Lunch: The resort chef will prepare (and discuss) a traditional Acadian meal for lunch. Acadians (Maritime French people) comprise about 20% of the Island's population.

Afternoon: The afternoon is left free for independent activities. The resort has an on-site pool and hot tub and a wonderful art and craft store. The Stanley Bridge wharf is only 1/4 of a mile from the resort where you may take a deep-sea fishing cruise, shop for antiques or enjoy sitting on the deck of the oyster bar. Private transportation or taxi will be needed for any other explorations. Suggestions for optional activities will be given by the group leader (e.g., golf, craft boutiques, museums, beaches, entertainment).

Dinner: Dinner is on your own for this evening. There are two restaurants on site at the resort and another restaurant within walking distance, for those who choose to stay on-site.

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Conference Center

Description: On site charming restored house with two levels of gifts and items including antiques and collectibles, plus a gallery featuring Island artists.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 8203
RR#6
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 800-361-2882
web: www.peisland.com/stanleybridge

Room amenities: satellite tv, alarm clock, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Fyfe's Landing "smoke free" restaurant, overlooking the Cavendish Dunes, store on site, heated pool and hot tub.

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

Additional nights before: Dependent upon season.
Please contact the inn directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, August 23 - Charlottetown walking tour, architecture and uniq...
Charlottetown walking tour, architecture and unique stories/Sir Andrew MacPhail Homestead for lunch/Ecological Forestry Project/Wood Islands Lighthouse/lobster supper

Breakfast: Breakfast at Stanley Bridge Resort

Morning: Travel to the capitol city of Charlottetown to enjoy a guided walking tour of the waterfront area. Visit Beaconsfield to view the incredible architecture, interior decorating and gardens of this historic gem and to learn about how the wealthy merchant who built it went "bust".

Lunch: Travel to the community of Orwell to the Sir Andrew MacPhail Homestead. There you will enjoy a lunch in the homestead dining room prepared using local, organic products. You'll also learn the significance of Sir Andrew MacPhail to PEI and how much this Island meant to this very accomplished man.

Afternoon: Learn all about local ecology and how an experimental nursery and gardens help facilitate the reintroduction of native species to Prince Edward Island. In addition, take a guided walk to learn about native birds and wildlive and their adaptation to local environments. The rest of the afternoon will be spent along the Northumberland Strait. You will visit the Wood Islands Lighthouse to learn all about the life of a lighthouse keeper, rum running and the Phantom Ship. You'll also see where the ferry arrives several times each day from Nova Scotia and take some scenic backroads to view some Island vistas.

Dinner: Enjoy a traditional PEI lobster supper as the last group event of your Road Scholar program.

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, August 24 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast provided at Stanley Bridge Resort. Independent departures after breakfast.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Stanley Bridge, PEI
HikingAbandoned railway trails that link the island tip to tip (Tignish to Elmira) totals over 270 kms. past landscape, woodlands and rivers between tiny Island communities.

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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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
13 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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