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SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA

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Program #14629RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
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Equipment Requirements
A day pack or fanny pack, good quality hiking shoes or boots, rain gear, sunglasses, insect repellent and sunscreen. A broad brimmed hat, walking stick or trekking poles are recommended.

Itinerary for Sep 14 — Sep 19, 2014

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Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet connection, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service and restaurants. Full service spa, and free Internet at the Inn's business center.

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

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $169 Fri-Sat; $109 Sun-Thur.
Call the Shawnee Inn directly at 800-742-9633 to make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Rate is for two people, but does not include taxes or meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 14 - Check-in. Registration. Orientation, welcome din...
Check-in. Registration. Orientation, welcome dinner and a hiking safety talk

Afternoon: An Road Scholar registration desk will be set up near the front desk in the lobby of the hotel. A welcome reception and orientation will be held before dinner. After guests meet and greet there will be a hiking safety talk.

Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn will include; two salads, two entrées (one of which will be vegetarian), vegetables, rice, potatoes, or pasta, a fresh fruit selection, dessert and coffee.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet connection, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service and restaurants. Full service spa, and free Internet at the Inn's business center.

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

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $169 Fri-Sat; $109 Sun-Thur.
Call the Shawnee Inn directly at 800-742-9633 to make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Rate is for two people, but does not include taxes or meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 15 - Hiking/Yoga
Note: Hiking approximately 10 miles over rough, rocky terrain at an elevation of 1000 ft.

Breakfast: Enjoy a hot or cold breakfast at the Shawnee Inn's River Room restaurant overlooking the Shawnee Inn campus.

Morning: This morning we'll hike on the Appalachian Trail. Hikers will be challenged with rough, rocky terrain combined with elevation of 1000 feet. Learning about the fauna and flora from a professional naturalist in the nearly 10 mile trek.

Lunch: We will make our own lunches before we leave the Inn for a picnic lunch along the trail. A variety of breads, cheeses, meats, condiments, fruit, snacks and drinks will be provided.

Afternoon: We will learn after-hiking yoga relaxation stretches you can practice on your own during the week

Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn.

Evening: A National Park Ranger will lecture on the cultural history of the area

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet connection, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service and restaurants. Full service spa, and free Internet at the Inn's business center.

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

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $169 Fri-Sat; $109 Sun-Thur.
Call the Shawnee Inn directly at 800-742-9633 to make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Rate is for two people, but does not include taxes or meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 16 - Hiking/Evening Concert
Note: Hiking approximately 8.6 miles

Breakfast: Start the day with a River Room buffet breakfast.

Morning: Today's hike is a shorter distance (8.6 miles) and will surprise you with the beautiful views of the NJ highlands, New York City skyline and Chikaholi Falls. There will be some scrambling over Buck Mountain.

Lunch: We will make our own lunches before we leave the Inn for a picnic lunch along the trail. A variety of breads, cheeses, meats, condiments, fruit, snacks and drinks will be provided.

Afternoon: We will finish our morning hike, then return to the Inn for some relaxation

Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn.

Evening: A free concert on the lawn of the Inn.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet connection, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service and restaurants. Full service spa, and free Internet at the Inn's business center.

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

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $169 Fri-Sat; $109 Sun-Thur.
Call the Shawnee Inn directly at 800-742-9633 to make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Rate is for two people, but does not include taxes or meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 17 - Short hike/Free Time opportunities/Evening presen...
Breakfast: Healthy breakfast buffet at the River Room.

Morning: This morning we'll take things a little easier as we divide up into two groups. Group One will embark on a shorter but still challenging hike while Group two enjoys some free time for themselves to relax. Participants can enjoy any of the free amenitites at the Inn or chooose (at additional cost) to play a round of golf or take a trip on the Delaware River. Additional free time activities will be suggested and include local area attractions such as museums, the natinoal Recreation area, and antique shops.

Lunch: Lunch on your own provides an opportunity to experience one of the many local restaurants. A list of suggestions will be available.

Afternoon: This afternoon we'll reverse as Group One (who enjoyed the guided walk in the morning) will have a free afternoon and Group Two will set off on the guided hike for the afternoon.

Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn.

Evening: The evening program will be a presentation by our naturalist

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet connection, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service and restaurants. Full service spa, and free Internet at the Inn's business center.

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

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $169 Fri-Sat; $109 Sun-Thur.
Call the Shawnee Inn directly at 800-742-9633 to make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Rate is for two people, but does not include taxes or meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 18 - Hike to Rickett's Glen/Farewell Dinner/Evening pr...
Hike to Rickett's Glen/Farewell Dinner/Evening presentation on Mountain Survival

Note: Most challening hike of the week of just over 11 miles

Breakfast: Greet the day at the River Room breakfast buffet.

Morning: Today we'll hike on the impressive Southern face of the Allegahanies. Rickett's Glen (known as the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania") is brimming with scenic waterfalls, rustic trails and amazing fauna and flora. We'll learn about these natural wonders from our naturalist as we hike just over 11 miles!

Lunch: We will make our own lunches before we leave the Inn for a picnic lunch along the trail. A variety of breads, cheeses, meats, condiments, fruit, snacks and drinks will be provided.

Afternoon: We will continue to hike well through the afternoon to get all the spectacular views of Rickett's Glen we can.

Dinner: Our farewell dinner will be a casual, rustic dining experience.

Evening: Guest Speaker, a former Appalchian Trail throughhiker will teach us important hiking tips in our "Mountain Survival Training Class." You will learn everything you will need to learn about surviving any disaster with primitive survival tactics.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 19 - Wrap-up/Appalachian Trail Experience Documentary/...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the River Room.

Morning: A documentary featuring the true stories of hikers Appalachian Trail experiences.

Lunch: We will make our own bag lunch for the road.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Shawnee on Delaware
Bushkill FallsEight magnificent waterfalls. Walking trails and steps.
For additional information, visit: www.visitbushkillfalls.com
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaMore than 200 miles of roads wind through scenic valleys, over ridges and past historic buildings. Along the way you may see some ot the area's wildlife, view waterfalls, stop to picnic or take a walk along a trail or an old road.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/dewa
Pocono Indian MuseumThe only museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania dedicated to the history of the Delaware Indians. Rt. 209, Buskill, PA. (8 miles)
For additional information, visit: www.poconoindianmuseum.com
Quiet Valley Living Historical FarmA preserved 19th century Pennsylvania German farmstead.
For additional information, visit: www.quietvalley.org

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
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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