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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
For Hikers: Hiking boots recommended, walking sticks may be useful, water bottle(s) mandatory, day pack for lunches, rain gear, etc. For Walkers: Comfy walking shoes recommended, walking stick optional, day pack for lunches, rain gear, binoculars, field guides, etc.

Itinerary for Jun 2 — Jun 7, 2013

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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. WiFi 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 Elderhostel 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 02 - Orientation and Welcome Dinner
Afternoon: LODGE CHECK-IN Participants arrive independently in the afternoon to the Outdoor Lodge in Glen Sutton. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. until 5 p.m. All levels are welcome. REGISTRATION: Meet your hosts and fellow walkers & 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: WELCOME DINNER: Dinner is 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. NOTE: Most special needs diets can be arranged if requested in advance by noting on your Health & Safety form.

Evening: ORIENTATION: After dinner we gather for introductions and outline the walks and hikes of the week. Hikers are accompanied by one or two Lodge guides (depending on group size), walkers by one. Walks will focus on natural history with many chatting spots along the pathways we explore. Hikers will be more action oriented with neighborhood summits mostly our concern. One hike will be tougher- Mount Mansfield, the highest point in Vermont, has a summit height of 4393'. Programs are planned far in advance. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements for weather or other circumstances. Three evening lectures will occur over the week, chosen from "Heart Health, Longevity and Supplements", "History of Quebec Nationalism" and "The Gerald Bull Story". One evening is free. Participants are invited to switch groups depending on how strong or weak they feel on any given day. The walks tend to have more talking points so nature interpretation is an ongoing theme.

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. WiFi 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 Elderhostel 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 03 - Hiking and Walking/History, Flora & Fauna
Breakfast: We breakfast at 8am. Always a hot dish: eggs, oatmeal, Red River cereal, etc. fresh fruit bowls, yogurts, local maple syrup, 6 kinds of bread.

Morning: HIKING & WALKING: Gather at 9 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. People move at their own pace and our strings of travelers gather at sites of interest to discuss the natural history and nature of the flora, fauna, etc. of what lies about.

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

Afternoon: HIKING & WALKING continues: As a rule the hikes last between 4 hours (3 days) and 6 hours (1 day). Walks are 3-4 hours in duration. We are generally (Mt. Mansfield can be an exception) back in Glen Sutton around 4:30pm. Time to relax, enjoy a pre-dinner drink and settle in for a fine dinner at 6.

Dinner: Our food options are often called 'Road Scholar gourmet' as we prepare everything before your eyes, use the freshest of ingredients and dedicate about twice the EH ingredients budget as the Guidelines Manual suggests.

Evening: PRESENTATION: Three evening lectures will occur over the week, chosen from "Heart Health, Longevity and Supplements", "History of Quebec Nationalism, and "The Gerry Bull Story". One evening is free. Participants are invited to switch groups depending on how strong or weak they feel on any given day. The walks tend to have more talking points so nature interpretation is an ongoing theme.

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. WiFi 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 Elderhostel 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 04 - Hiking and Walking/History, Flora & Fauna
Breakfast: We breakfast at 8am. Always a hot dish: eggs, oatmeal, Red River cereal, etc. fresh fruit bowls, yogurts, local maple syrup, 6 kinds of bread.

Morning: HIKING & WALKING: Gather at 9 to hand out the map 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. People move at their own pace and our strings of travelers gather at sites of interest to discuss the natural history and nature of the flora, fauna, etc. of what lies about.

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

Afternoon: HIKING & WALKING continues: As a rule the hikes last between 4 hours (3 days) and 6 hours (1 day). Walks are 3-4 hours in duration. We are generally (Mt. Mansfield can be an exception) back in Glen Sutton around 4:30pm. Time to relax, enjoy a pre-dinner drink and settle in for a fine dinner at 6.

Dinner: Our food options are often called 'Road Scholar gourmet' as we prepare everything before your eyes, use the freshest of ingredients and dedicate about twice the EH ingredients budget as the Guidelines Manual suggests.

Evening: PRESENTATION: Three evening lectures will occur over the week, chosen from "Heart Health, Longevity and Supplements", "History of Quebec Nationalism and "The Gerry Bull Story". One evening is free. Participants are invited to switch groups depending on how strong or weak they feel on any given day. The walks tend to have more talking points so nature interpretation is an ongoing theme.

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. WiFi 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 Elderhostel 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 05 - Hiking and Walking/History, Flora & Fauna
Breakfast: We breakfast at 8am. Always a hot dish: eggs, oatmeal, Red River cereal, etc. fresh fruit bowls, yogurts, local maple syrup, 6 kinds of bread.

Morning: HIKING & WALKING: Gather at 9 to hand out the map 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. People move at their own pace and our strings of travelers gather at sites of interest to discuss the natural history and nature of the flora, fauna, etc. of what lies about.

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

Afternoon: HIKING & WALKING continues: As a rule the hikes last between 4 hours (3 days) and 6 hours (1 day). Walks are 3-4 hours in duration. We are generally (Mt. Mansfield can be an exception) back in Glen Sutton around 4:30pm. Time to relax, enjoy a pre-dinner drink and settle in for a fine dinner at 6.

Dinner: Our food options are often called 'Road Scholar gourmet' as we prepare everything before your eyes, use the freshest of ingredients and dedicate about twice the EH ingredients budget as the Guidelines Manual suggests.

Evening: FREE EVENING: 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. WiFi 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 Elderhostel 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 06 - Hiking and Walking/History, Flora & Fauna
Breakfast: We breakfast at 8am. Always a hot dish: eggs, oatmeal, Red River cereal, etc. fresh fruit bowls, yogurts, local maple syrup, 6 kinds of bread.

Morning: HIKING & WALKING: Gather at 9 to hand out the map of the day. A little pep talk on the rigors ahead and then we pile into our bus 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. People move at their own pace and our strings of travelers gather at sites of interest to discuss the natural history and nature of the flora, fauna, etc. of what lies about.

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

Afternoon: HIKING & WALKING continues: As a rule the hikes last between 4 hours (3 days) and 6 hours (1 day). Walks are 3-4 hours in duration. We are generally (Mt. Mansfield can be an exception) back in Glen Sutton around 4:30pm. Time to relax, enjoy a pre-dinner drink and settle in for a fine dinner at 6.

Dinner: Our food options are often called 'Road Scholar gourmet' as we prepare everything before your eyes, use the freshest of ingredients and dedicate about twice the EH ingredients budget as the Guidelines Manual suggests.

Evening: PRESENTATION: Three evening lectures will occur over the week, chosen from "Heart Health, Longevity and Supplements", "History of Quebec Nationalism," and "The Gerry Bull Story". One evening is free. Participants are invited to switch groups depending on how strong or weak they feel on any given day. The walks tend to have more talking points so nature interpretation is an ongoing theme.:

Lodging: The Outdoor Lodge Glen Sutton

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 07 - Final Walk/Hike/Independent Departures
Breakfast: We breakfast at 8am. Always a hot dish: eggs, oatmeal, Red River cereal, etc. fresh fruit bowls, yogurts, local maple syrup, 6 kinds of bread.

Morning: HIKING & WALKING: Friday is a half day and we go on a vigorous walk from the Lodge for about 2-3 hours.

Lunch: INDEPENDENT DEPARTURES: Program ends at noon. Bag lunch is provided.

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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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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