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LANESBORO, MINNESOTA

Lanesboro: Biking the Famous Root River Trail!

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Program #2215RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Charles from Wauconda, IL Number of programs attended: 37
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
A very scenic trail, wonderful leaders, appropriate hybrid bikes in good working order, fabulous accommodations, tasty, hearty meals at 4 local restaurants, engaging speakers, and attendance at a professional play, all make this a delightful, worthwhile, exciting adventure program.

Beth from Modesto, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/30/12 - 10/05/12
I thoroughly enjoyed every day of the "Riding the Root River Trail" program in Minnesota. The location was fabulous, the biking exhilarating and I gained confidence in my biking as well as gaining knowlege of this area of the country. The theater programs were wonderful and it was a thrill to attend two during the week. The program leaders were very committed to making this an excellent program and this showed throughout the week. I appreciated that we were kept busy with a variety of activities each day and through these activities were able to learn a great deal about the area we were visiting. The program and location was of high quality. The program made me feel rejuvenated and wanting to attend another Road Scholar program next year. Would highly recommend!

Barbara from Los Alamitos, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 09/16/12 - 09/21/12
Terrific trip: cycling beautiful rail trails, enjoying excellent theater, charming Inn with dee-licious breakfasts and super leaders.

MVernon from Grande Prairie, AB Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 09/19/10 - 09/24/10
This is the second time we have participated in this Program in two years. We enjoyed again the leadership of Terry and Joyce Grier; the live theatre productions at The Commonweal; the cycling on the famous Root River Trail; the fellowship of active seniors; and unique educational events such as the Owl Seminar by Karla Bloem and Alice the Owl at Houston, MN Nature Centre. Vern & RoseAline Begalke, Grande Prairie AB, Canada

MVernon from Grande Prairie, AB Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 09/16/12 - 09/21/12
This is the second time we have participated in this Program in two years. We enjoyed again the leadership of Terry and Joyce Grier; the live theatre productions at The Commonweal; the cycling on the famous Root River Trail; the fellowship of active seniors; and unique educational events such as the Owl Seminar by Karla Bloem and Alice the Owl at Houston, MN Nature Centre. Vern & RoseAline Begalke, Grande Prairie AB, Canada

Wilma from Angola, IN Number of programs attended: 34
Date attended: 09/16/12 - 09/21/12
The Lanesboro biking and theater experience was great. The leaders were outstanding and made everyone feel welcome...they accomodated all levels of biking ability. The Cottage House Inn could not have been better and is perfectly located for shops, restaurants and theater. I was especially pleased with the quality of productions at the theater.It was a good week.

Karen from Genoa City, WI Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 06/03/12 - 06/08/12
If you can attend only one Road Scholar bike trip, this should be it! Teri and Joyce are well attuned to the needs of the group with SAG wagon high quality snacks mid-way on the trails to accommodating individual differences in desired distance for the day. The trail is beautiful, the bikes comfortable. Breakfasts at the Cottage Inn were all homemade with plenty of choices, and the front porch was an a great gathering place for friends after a ride.


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"Commonweal Theater - Lanesboro" Uploaded By: Beth
"Commonweal Theater - Lanesboro" Uploaded By: Beth

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"Alice the owl at Houston Nature Center" Uploaded By: Beth

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"Beautiful Root River Trail" Uploaded By: Vicki Attended: 09/13/09 - 09/18/09

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
2 Performances

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