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A Virginia Sampler: Exploring Blue Ridge Mountain Historical Sites

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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Nan from Franklin, WI Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 03/29/15 - 04/03/15
I can recommend this program. Interesting, educational, well worth attending!

Elizabeth from Phoenixville, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/29/15 - 04/03/15
Liked the variety of topics and the outstanding presenters. Nice accommodations and ideal Group Leader.

Bruce from Ephrata, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Thomas Jefferson WAS there because Bill Barker excellently portrays him.

Janet from Montgomery, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14

Norma from Somis, CA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
If you are interested inhistory as I am you will positively enjoy this program

Margaret from Williamsburg, VA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
I have recently participated in the Virginia Sampler program at Smith Mtn. Lake and enjoyed it immensely, as did the other Road Scholars - great lecturers. It has an "Easy" activity rating, but is a very busy program, with lectures and other activities in the morning, afternoon and evening, which is the way I personally like it. TIP: Bring clothes hangers with you.

Carol from Williamstown, NJ Number of programs attended: 63
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
The Virginia Sampler of the Blue Ridge Program was great! It was located on wonderful 4-H facilities - with private bathrooms on Smith Mountain Lake. We had wonderful speakers and impersonators talk with us. Leonard Adkins talked with us in the AM and accompanied us on the Appalachian Trail in the PM, It gave us a new appreciation of the hikers. It was a very moving experience to see the D Day Memorial after the President of the Memorial spoke to us. it was a great program. Check it out!

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances


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