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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
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for Feb 10 — Feb 15, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

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

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 10 - 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

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

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

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 11 - 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

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

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

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

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 12 - 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 especially designed for Valentines day- TBA

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

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

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

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

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 13 - Full day of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Note: Individual instruction

Breakfast: 8:00 am in the Dining Room

Morning: Class I-Skiing & Snowshoeing Place to be determined by weather and snow conditions. Place chosen will be good for all levels of skiing/snowshoe abiliies.t

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

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

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

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

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 14 - 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. l

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 Valentines Dinner in the Dining Room

Evening: Homespun in the Meetinghouse

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 15 - 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/

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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