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SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA

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Program #14629RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
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.
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 Jul 13 — Jul 18, 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, July 13 - Check-in, registration, welcome dinner, lecture w...
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.

Evening: Naturalist, Rick Koval will teach us about the extremely rare flora we will be examining this week.

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, July 14 - Hiking, yoga and history talk
Breakfast: Enjoy a hot or cold breakfast at the Shawnee Inn's River Room restaurant overlooking the Shawnee Inn campus.

Morning: This morning's hike will be on the Appalachian Trail. Hikers will have the option of choosing between hikes of different levels of difficulty, and will be organized into groups based on preference and ability.

Lunch: We will make our own lunches at the Inn before we leave. A variety of breads, cheeses, meats, condiments, fruit, snacks and drinks will be available to choose from.

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 talk by a Shawnee Institute historian 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, July 15 - Hiking the Valmont Bog with our naturalist to dis...
Hiking the Valmont Bog with our naturalist to discover the rare white and yellow-fringed orchids.

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

Morning: Hiking today will include an exploration of a local bog, featuring extremely rare orchids. We will study the fascinating flora with our naturalist and hike relatively flat wetlands and trails

Lunch: We will make our own lunches prior to leaving the Inn. A variety of breads, cheeses, meats, condiments, snacks, fruit, and drinks will be provided.

Afternoon: We will finish our hike and return to the Inn to prepare for dinner and the evening activity.

Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn.

Evening: An evening riverside concert and campfire with smores

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, July 16 - Walk with our naturalist and investigate the loca...
Walk with our naturalist and investigate the local fauna and flora. We have a thrilling night hike to examine vernal pools, owls and other local "nightlife"

Breakfast: Healthy breakfast buffet at the River Room.

Morning: Today we will take it easy with a 3 mile hike with our naturalist. We will investigate edible plants and find wildlife along the way. This is an interactive learning experience.

Lunch: We will return to the Inn to enjoy a special lunch

Afternoon: We will have a few hours of free time to explore the local area or participate in some of the free time activities that the Shawnee Inn has to offer.

Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn.

Evening: Tonight we will thrill you with a night hike with our naturalist. We will transport you to a beautiful glacier fed lake to illuminate vernal pools, call owls and search for other wildlife that lurks in the night.

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, July 17 - The hikes today will offer magnificent views and ...
The hikes today will offer magnificent views and waterfalls, bring your camera!

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

Morning: Today's hike on the Appalachian will be scenic and less difficult. Hikers will have the option of choosing between hikes of different levels of difficulty, and will be organized into groups based on their ability and preference.

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

Afternoon: After we finish today's hike we will have a chance for an afternoon swim..

Dinner: Our farewell dinner will be at the Gem & Keystone Tavern, a short walk from the Inn.

Evening: A relaxing evening at the Inn.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 18 - AT Thru-Hiker Talk
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the River Room.

Morning: Hotel Check-out and departure 11am

Morning: A look at the Appalachian Trail through the eyes of the through hikers with a DVD documentary featuring many of the trails you hiked this week.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
11 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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