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CORBIN, KENTUCKY

The Beauty of Cumberland Falls and the Traditions, Legends and Music of Appalachia

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Program #6722RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Hiking boots and appropriate hiking gear are required for full participation in this program.

Itinerary for Apr 13 — Apr 18, 2014

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Type: Lodge

Description: Cumberland Falls State Resort is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Known as the "Niagara of the South," the waterfall forms a 125-foot wide curtain that plunges 60 feet into the boulder-strewn gorge below. The mist of Cumberland Falls creates the magic of the moonbow, only visible on a clear night during a full moon. This unique phenomenon appears nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere.

Contact info:
Cumberland Falls State Resort
7351 Hwy. 90
Corbin, KY 40701-8857 USA
phone: 606-528-4121
web: parks.ky.gov/cumbfal2.htm

Room amenities: Fifty-two rooms offer beautiful views and full amenities and modern conveniences such as heat, air, phone, tv in room.

Facility amenities: Solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge. DuPont Lodge Patio offers an inspiring view of the Cumberland River and encircling mountains.

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

Additional nights before: 80.99 dbl. plus taxes.
Contact lodge directly to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 13 - Arrival and Check In/Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: 5 p.m. check-in and registration.

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. dinner in the dining room.

Evening: 7 p.m. welcome, orientation and program overview. Meet your fellow participants and program staff.

Lodging: DuPont Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cumberland Falls State Resort is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Known as the "Niagara of the South," the waterfall forms a 125-foot wide curtain that plunges 60 feet into the boulder-strewn gorge below. The mist of Cumberland Falls creates the magic of the moonbow, only visible on a clear night during a full moon. This unique phenomenon appears nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere.

Contact info:
Cumberland Falls State Resort
7351 Hwy. 90
Corbin, KY 40701-8857 USA
phone: 606-528-4121
web: parks.ky.gov/cumbfal2.htm

Room amenities: Fifty-two rooms offer beautiful views and full amenities and modern conveniences such as heat, air, phone, tv in room.

Facility amenities: Solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge. DuPont Lodge Patio offers an inspiring view of the Cumberland River and encircling mountains.

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

Additional nights before: 80.99 dbl. plus taxes.
Contact lodge directly to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 14 - Nature History of the Cumberland Falls Area/Appal...
Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: Discover the unique geology of the park with classroom instruction and a trip to Cumberland Falls.

Lunch: In the dining room.

Afternoon: Explore Appalachian geography with historical emphasis through classroom instruction/discussion.

Dinner: In the dining room.

Evening: Craft demonstrations and lectures by local artisans.

Lodging: DuPont Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cumberland Falls State Resort is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Known as the "Niagara of the South," the waterfall forms a 125-foot wide curtain that plunges 60 feet into the boulder-strewn gorge below. The mist of Cumberland Falls creates the magic of the moonbow, only visible on a clear night during a full moon. This unique phenomenon appears nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere.

Contact info:
Cumberland Falls State Resort
7351 Hwy. 90
Corbin, KY 40701-8857 USA
phone: 606-528-4121
web: parks.ky.gov/cumbfal2.htm

Room amenities: Fifty-two rooms offer beautiful views and full amenities and modern conveniences such as heat, air, phone, tv in room.

Facility amenities: Solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge. DuPont Lodge Patio offers an inspiring view of the Cumberland River and encircling mountains.

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

Additional nights before: 80.99 dbl. plus taxes.
Contact lodge directly to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 15 - Music and Life in the Appalachians/Birds of Prey
Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: Music of Appalachia with respect to history and local traditions.

Lunch: In the dining room.

Afternoon: Role of Religion in Appalachia presented with respect to the musical traditions of both mainstream and unique mountain denominations.

Dinner: In the dining room.

Evening: Learn about the nighttime birds of prey and have a chance at an up-close encounter with a wild bird of prey.

Lodging: DuPont Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cumberland Falls State Resort is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Known as the "Niagara of the South," the waterfall forms a 125-foot wide curtain that plunges 60 feet into the boulder-strewn gorge below. The mist of Cumberland Falls creates the magic of the moonbow, only visible on a clear night during a full moon. This unique phenomenon appears nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere.

Contact info:
Cumberland Falls State Resort
7351 Hwy. 90
Corbin, KY 40701-8857 USA
phone: 606-528-4121
web: parks.ky.gov/cumbfal2.htm

Room amenities: Fifty-two rooms offer beautiful views and full amenities and modern conveniences such as heat, air, phone, tv in room.

Facility amenities: Solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge. DuPont Lodge Patio offers an inspiring view of the Cumberland River and encircling mountains.

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

Additional nights before: 80.99 dbl. plus taxes.
Contact lodge directly to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 16 - Natural Beauty of Kentucky/Coal Camps/
Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: Field trip to natural points of interest.

Lunch: Enjoy a box lunch while visiting former company-owned coal camps.

Afternoon: Visit coal camps.

Dinner: In the dining room.

Evening: Time on your own to enjoy the park or venture out into the local community.

Lodging: DuPont Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cumberland Falls State Resort is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Known as the "Niagara of the South," the waterfall forms a 125-foot wide curtain that plunges 60 feet into the boulder-strewn gorge below. The mist of Cumberland Falls creates the magic of the moonbow, only visible on a clear night during a full moon. This unique phenomenon appears nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere.

Contact info:
Cumberland Falls State Resort
7351 Hwy. 90
Corbin, KY 40701-8857 USA
phone: 606-528-4121
web: parks.ky.gov/cumbfal2.htm

Room amenities: Fifty-two rooms offer beautiful views and full amenities and modern conveniences such as heat, air, phone, tv in room.

Facility amenities: Solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge. DuPont Lodge Patio offers an inspiring view of the Cumberland River and encircling mountains.

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

Additional nights before: 80.99 dbl. plus taxes.
Contact lodge directly to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 17 - Nature Walk/Socio economics of region/Farewell Pa...
Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: Turning obstacles into opportunities. Socio-economic look at Appalachia with emphasis on minority populations.

Lunch: In the dining room.

Afternoon: Expert-led 1.5-mile nature hike focusing on the flora and fauna of the park.

Dinner: Dinner followed by Kentucky Chatauqua performance.

Evening: Overview of week, passports stamped. Desserts.

Lodging: DuPont Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 18 - Program Wrap-Up/Departure
Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: Expert-led nature hike and program wrap-up

Lunch: In the dining room.

Afternoon: Departure after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Corbin, KY
Corbin, KYModern shopping centers, antique shops, and supercenters located in Corbin.
Cumberland Falls State ResortCumberland Falls State Resort has 17 miles of hiking trails. Maps provided at the park free of charge.
Cumberland Inn MuseumNatural history museum located in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
For additional information, visit: www.cumberlandinn.com/mus.htm
Sanders Cafe and MuseumEat Where It All Began. A half hour drive to the original Kentucky Fried Chicken. Enjoy the "route 66 culture'' museum of the original motel and restaurant. No admission charge. Restaurant still operational.
For additional information, visit: www.chickenfestival.com/sanders.htm

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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You won't find a better value.

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

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4.7
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