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Program #6125RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
Colleen from Bel Air, MD Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Though I am not a veteran hiker, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenges of the Acadia hiking trip. The scenery was breathtaking, the group leader encouraging, and the program participants welcoming and friendly. Each day I learned something new about this beautiful region, as well as discovering something new about myself.

Pamela from Ventura, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
What a wonderful journey. Hiking in Maine has been a dream of mine for years, and it didn't disappoint. The pace was a little slow at times for me, but that's probably a good thing as i tend to power through and might have missed some of the beautiful vistas behind me. I appreciated that the guides discussed our group and split into two groups to accommodate different levels. Everyone gave it their best and we all enjoyed supporting each other's accomplishments. On the bike ride day we rode 6 miles then had the option of an afternoon on our own. The owner of the bike shop, Glenn, let us keep the bikes all day if we so desired. My friend and I rode almost 17 miles on beautiful carriage roads (no cars) and around lakes and ponds. Altogether there are 45 miles of carriage roads--so more to explore another time. Linda and Glenn were very knowledgable and passionate about Acadia National Park. We learned so much and every day was a wonderful adventure! You've got to hike and bike as much as you can because the Maine blueberry pie after dinner is a must. This trip was a great way to see one of our National Treasures; Acadia National Park.

Peggy from Winder, GA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
I am not an experienced hiker or biker, so this program was a challenge. However, I was able to do it and loved every minute. The views were tremendous! No way would I have had the same experience from a car. Maine is so beautiful! I learned so much from our instructors.

Lynne from Bay Shore, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
I can see clearly why the wealthy summered in Bar Harbor. It's an ideal place in which to recharge your soul! The air, the views, and the people in Maine make this such a perfect location to escape the every day hustle and bustle. I had so much fun that I felt like I was at a camp for adults!

Ann from Portage, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
Hiking through Acadia National Park provided one stunning view after another. Mt. Desert Island is a study in contrasts: Mountains and coastlines, wilderness and luxury homes, diverse forests and sandy beaches. This Road Scholar program is excellent and provides the opportunity to experience all the contrasts of Acadia National Park. The leadership was excellent, and the participants were delightful.

Donald from Portage, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
This was a great trip. Both the group leader and instructor were simply superb. I highly recommend the Road Scholar experience in Acadia National Park.

Nancy from Three Rivers, MI Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
This program certainly does justice to the beauty of Acadia National Park! Our hiking was rigorous and made even more enjoyable by our personable and skilled guide and the instructor. I shared the time with some good hiking friends and we all agreed that this experience is at the top of our Road Scholar hiking trips! I highly recommend it!

Martin from Tully, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
WOW! Road Scholar provided us with two outstanding leaders. Each day was very well organized and we were given a choice of hikes according to our hiking comfort level. Glenn provided information about Bar Harbor in a very humorous manner and Bill guided us with a smile on his face. I would recommend this program to all.

Alice from Evansville, IN Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/04/13
Despite the park closing the second day of the trip, our group coordinators worked very hard to provide enjoyable alternative activities. Bar Harbor is a very interesting and historical small harbor town. The coastal area is very picturesque. I would strongly recommend this trip.

Ninette from Natick, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/04/13
Traveling with Road scholar is the best way to see new places and meet people.

Renee from Weldona, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/09/13 - 06/14/13
If you are considering attending this program - stop thinking and just sign up. This region of the country is beautiful and the people are welcoming and friendly. I will go back again.

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"The tide is out at Sand Bar" Uploaded By: Pamela

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"Our guide Bill and me, a very happy adventurer. " Uploaded By: Lynne

"Our group on Cadillac Mountain. " Uploaded By: Lynne

"Learning about lobsters. Fascinating!" Uploaded By: Ann

"Hiking on Gorham Mountain provides terrific views of the Gulf of Maine." Uploaded By: Glenn

"Bar Harbor, ME. Absolutely gorgeous." Uploaded By: Carolyn Attended: 09/25/11 - 09/30/11

"Sand Beach, Acadia National Park Sept.2011" Uploaded By: Carolyn Attended: 09/25/11 - 09/30/11

"Huckleberries near summit Gorham Mt, Acadia NP" Uploaded By: Nancy Attended: 10/18/09 - 10/23/09

""Cottage" near Anemone Cave " Uploaded By: Nancy Attended: 10/18/09 - 10/23/09

"Trail around Jordan Pond Acadia NP" Uploaded By: Nancy Attended: 10/18/09 - 10/23/09
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
13 Field trips
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