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Finger Lakes Sampler: Nature’s Bounty, History, Art and Wine

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Program #1757RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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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.
Corinne from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
I really enjoyed this program. Outstanding speakers- Watkins Glen was amazing It was so well planned out. The people were gentle and sweet. The art museum was terrific. It was my first trip with Road Scholar and I am going on another soon.

Harold from State College, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
If you like to travel, meet interesting people, and have a outstandingly good time then you MUST sign up for the "Finger Lakes Sampler: Nature's Bounty, History, Art and Wine. The Group Leader and Instructors are all excellent. DON'T MISS THIS ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM.

Wilma from Angola, IN Number of programs attended: 38
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
We have attended 40+ Road Scholar programs and this was one of the best.

Teresa from Fairway, KS Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 08/17/14 - 08/22/14
Our Finger Lakes trip was outstanding. I had no idea how many interesting places there were in the area. We enjoyed our leader's expertise and the instructors' knowledge. I recommend the program highly.

Andra from Port Washington, NY Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 08/24/14 - 08/29/14
this program was accurately described. Easy, very informative, covered a variety of subjects and presented by knowledgeable and professional directors and instructors. I learnt about New York Finger Lake region in true 3D.

Judith from Wayland, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/17/14 - 08/22/14
Jenny Monroe, the trip leader, is a gem! Her knowledge spans a wide range and her presentation is delightful. Everything worked smoothly, too. Accommodations were a little rustic, but perfectly comfortable and clean. Food was plentiful as well as tasty. Kitchen was responsive to special requests, too. The program mix was ideal, and the scenery in the Finger Lakes region is gorgeous.

Marilyn J Jody from Shelton, CT Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 08/17/14 - 08/22/14
Learning, listening, seeing a different beautiful part of the US and meeting interesting people. Organized, friendly, knowledgeable leaders -- can't think of a better value for the money.

Constance from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 07/27/14 - 08/01/14
Terrific program. jenny is a fabulous tour guide and lecturer. varied program, of nature and history, gorges and waterfalls, early aviation,boat ride, beach picnic vineyards. something for everyone. Would be fantastic in fall foliage season. Accommodations lovely with olympic pool and beautiful views. Also accessible by bus from NYC; you dont need a car.

Riley from Marietta, GA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
This tour had a lot of interesting activities. Jenny was an excellent tour guide.

Patricia from Nashville, TN Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
If you like air travel, don't miss the Glenn Curtiss Museum and talk to the men who volunteer there to recreate the old aircraft. They make them, then have flown the recreated AMERICA! She is beautiful.

Kerri from Halifax, PA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/04/13
Jenny made this event more than interesting. She is a master story teller, passionate about her community, its history, and the arts, and a stickler for details. The lecturers at this event were excellent speakers and kept us on the edge of our seats. The staff at the watson homestead were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. This was a very enjoyable experience!

Mary Ann from Carmel, IN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/13/13
This particular program was a good one for our first Road Scholar trip because of the variety of things to do--learning, hiking, museum visiting, and wine tasting. It was an information-packed program that was also a lot of fun, lead by an exceptional group leader!

Linda from Arlington Heights, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/13/13
We truly enjoyed this trip. We learned so much about the Finger Lakes area. Thanks to all the planners, leaders, and instructors.

Ann from Washington, DC Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 07/28/13 - 08/02/13
This program really is a sampler of the Finger Lakes. My favorite activities were Watkins Glen Gorge and State Park, wall climbing (optional), Jenny's tour of Corning, Corning Hot Glass Show, Curtis Museum and lecture beforehand, Seneca Lake Cruise, Pleasant Valley and Frank wine tastings, and Jenny's presentations on Mark Twain. Jenny Monroe is an exceptional group leader. Her organizational skills are beyond comparison. She really makes this a great program. The listening devices are the best ever. Also, Jenny used the listening devices in the classroom and for introductions - not just for field trips. That was very helpful for many participants.

James from Washington, DC Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 07/28/13 - 08/02/13
all aspects of the program were interesting. the program was a great introduction to finger lakes area. jenny munro is a terrific program director.

Geraldine from New Braunfels, TX Number of programs attended: 27
Date attended: 07/28/13 - 08/02/13
Jenny Monroe is at the top of my list of favorite group leaders! Her knowledge and her communication skills are great. The "Finger Lakes Sampler" offers a wide variety of activities and I highly recommend it!

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
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