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New England's Gem: Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park

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Program #16429RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate (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.
Bonnie from Lawrenceville, GA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/08/14
What a great trip and beautiful time of the year to visit Acadia National Park! As most great trips do, this one left me wishing that I could stay longer and do more, but I hope to return some day and until then will just encourage others to come visit this beautiful location. I think I ate way to muany berries and lobster, but what a great problem to have.

Nancy from Derwood, MD Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/08/14
The vistas in Acadia are awesome anytime, but the fall colors reflected in the lakes and clothing the hills with shades of orange, red, and green make this trip a must for the fall season. Our program manager, Linda, orchestrated our schedule with efficiency and good humor. Add to that outstanding presentations covering history, granite quarrying, lobstering, the Acadia National Park and carriage road construction, naturalist, and the Abbe Museum exhibits. Even though I have been to Acadia several times over 30 years, I learned so much more about the region. I left wanting to return soon and bring others to enjoy.

Judith from Newark, DE Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/08/14
Very good program however, we were provided a jalopy, old school bus, because the usual bus had mechanical problems. The company would not bring in another bus. besides being extremely uncomfortable and small, you could not see adequately out of the small school bus windows which had a definite impact on our experience. This is the second Road Scholar trip with bus problems that were not corrected by the company that manages these trips for Road Scholar . Judy Taggart, Delaware

Barbara from Toms River, NJ Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/04/14
We learned a great deal about not only Acadia National Park, but also about Maine. This program is a happy mix of nature, history, lobster fishing, quarrying, sight-seeing and more. It's the type of program that makes one a Road Scholar fan.

Ruth from Oxford, MI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/03/13 - 09/06/13
My husband and I learned a lot about Acadia National Park and those responsible for developing it. Learning about the Victorian Era and how the place came to be known as Bar Harbor was also very interesting. The speakers were outstanding and being transported to so many places by a capable driver was a real blessing.

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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
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