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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.
Carol from Delray Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/13/13
What a wonderful experience. We got exercise, we learned about this environment, we enjoyed one another's company, and we came away refreshed, proud of our accomplishment, and even a bit tired. It was perfect.

Deb from Madison, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/16/13 - 06/21/13
This trip was a great introduction to the Road Scholar experience. Beautiful area, charming inn, and experienced leaders made the trip a delight. This truly is a great value as well. The flexible hiking options each day made it easy to find a hike that worked for everyone. I did take my pre-trip training seriously and that made the difference in my overall enjoyment of the experience. Loved my time on the AT!

Stephanie from Winter Garden, FL Number of programs attended: 20
Date attended: 05/05/13 - 05/10/13
This was an excellent program. It is well organized with a wonderful, clearly enumerated, selection of daily hikes to choose from. Each offering was specific to level of difficulty, and accurately described. The lodging was lovely, the bed was WONDERFUL, and the setting spectacular. I can't wait to go back!

Judy from Berlin Heights, OH Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/14/12 - 10/19/12
You can do it! Hard, middle and stroll options make this a perfect choice to get outside and hike the Appalachian Trail. Spend the rest of the time in luxury at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. History and nature and lots and lots of pampering.

Elaine from Woodbridge, CT Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/06/12 - 05/11/12
This was an excellent program, exceeding my expectations. The staff, hikes, accomodation, were all really exceptional. Thoroughly recommend.

Harry from Burke, VA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/06/12 - 05/11/12
The Shawnee Inn is a terrific place to stay, with great friendly staff, an indoor pool and hottub, and well-located for exploring the Poconos. The large 37-person group was divided into four levels, which helped a lot with the hiking not being too long or too fast/slow for the participant. The trails tended to be very rocky and steep, and use of good hiking boots and walking sticks is highly desirable. There was an easy 2-3 mile program on flat trails available for the less active participant.

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5 nights of accommodations
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