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4 Days | 3 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.
Adriana from Mundelein, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/26/15 - 04/29/15
Fantastic experience learning about various aspects of birdwatching. This was appropriate for beginners as well as those of more experience. The negatives were the quality of the food and the fact that this was a large group for a birding activity.

Robert from Wakefield, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 04/30/14
This was my first of what I hope will be many Road Scholar programs. The organizers put in a tremendous effort to make sure that everything went smoothly and the expert birders were patient and eager to share their extensive knowledge of the bird world. I am amazed at how many bird songs, calls, etc., they could recognize; it must be in the thousands! An additional bonus was meeting so many fellow participants with diverse backgrounds but who had similar interests in addition to birding. I am looking forward to my next Road Scholar trip.

J. from Bowling Green, KY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 04/30/14
This program was great and I would recommend it to anyone.

Ron from Louisville, KY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 04/30/14
Birding program is a "wow", held in a wonderful part of the country, the West Virginia New River Gorge.

Toby from Charlemont, MA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 04/30/14
You can't ask for much more in a program about bird-watching. The instructors were experts in their fields, entertaining and helpful to all participants. One of the best RS programs!

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