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6 Days | 5 Nights
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. 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.
Meals: 15 total, 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Gluten Free; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Appalachian Mountain Club--Highland Center Lodge: Crawford Notch, 5 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: AMC's Highland Center at Crawford Notch, a four-season lodge and outdoor education center, offers "green" lodging as well as a broad range of accommodations and walk-on programs, along with backdoor access to a variety of outdoor activities. The Highland Center Lodge was built on the basis of the AMC “Green Promise” — a commitment to sustainable and environmentally-friendly building practices. The entire lodge features earth tones to blend in to the New Hampshire landscape. 60% of the windows face south, utilizing the sun’s energy. The lodge itself is built on a skeleton of local, recycled steel. Native plants were replanted in the landscape design and are utilized as educational tools in warmer months. Inside the lodge are environmentally-friendly carpets, glues, and paints, along with low-flow composting toilets. The imposing but cozy living room area overlooks White Mountains National Forest, and offers several soft couches, and a large stone fireplace that becomes the centerpiece of guest socials and board games. Lodge accommodations are simple, clean and comfortable, with eco-friendly low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads, down comforters, comfy leather chairs, and carpeting made from recycled plastics. Rooms range in size from double with a queen bed and private bath to family rooms with a queen and two bunk beds down to dorm style rooms with a shared bath. It's rewarding to know that the lodge furnishings were donated by the New England outdoors legend L.L. Bean. Crawford Notch State Park has nearly 6,000 acres of land available for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. Waterfalls and beautiful mountain views dot the park.

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Route 302
Bretton Woods, NH 03575 USA
phone: 603-278-4453
web: www.outdoors.org/lodging/whitemountains/highland/

Room amenities: There is no television in the rooms

Facility amenities: Free Wi-Fi throughout facility

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $69-$91per person
Dinner and Breakfast are included in the rates, taxes additional. Rates are per person.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Additional nights after: $69-$91per person
Dinner and Breakfast are included in the rates, taxes additional. Rates are per person.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
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