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Walking in Wildflowers: Spring At Shaker Village

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Program #8822RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
Victoria from Union, KY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/13/14 - 04/18/14
The food was delicious & plentiful. Some traditional Shaker recipes. Full breakfast buffet, salad & soup, sandwich, or quiche for lunch, full dinner with huge desserts. You could gain 5 pounds! But the scenic walks worked it off. Excellent teachers, lovely accommodations, silence & peace.

Erica from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/11/14
Loved staying in Shaker Village and walking in the surrounding woods. We were a bit early for the profusion of flowers I had imagined, but found plenty of samples anyway. The leaders were very good and knowledgeable and even a flora-challenged person like me can now recognize lots of species. On our free afternoon, Elsa, one of the Shaker Village staff, gave us a 2 hour historical tour of the town; I would recommend that it be included in the regular program. My only complaint was the food, which was off-menu, mass feeding buffet items, many of which were not served hot or just not very good. The fresh salads and desserts, however, were wonderful, as were the breakfasts. I would recommend this trip to friends.

Douglas from Pittsburgh, PA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 04/13/14 - 04/18/14
The Village is beautiful, and the leaders and lecturers were the best I have experienced. The efforts being made here to re-introduce a true prairie environment are amazing, and worth experiencing.

Frieda from Blacksburg, VA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/11/14
My husband and I loved this week! Pleasant Hill Shaker Village is beautiful and interesting, our leader was excellent, and the walks and wildflowers were delightful. The week was well-planned, well-paced, and a great spring tonic.

Melinda from West Townsend, MA Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/11/14
Loved this program. Living in the Shaker Village was an wonderful plus, peaceful and interesting. Also both Don, the leader and Dan were great birders.

Maureen from Glen Ellyn, IL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 04/07/13 - 04/12/13
Shaker Village is a unique place with warm people who have preserved the Shaker Heritage. Kentucky is beautiful this time of year. I highly recommend this program.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
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5 Hands-on experiences
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