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The Vermont Mystique: Exploring What Makes the Green Mountain State Distinctive

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6 Days | 5 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.
Journey to Vermont to uncover the truth about a state with an aura that many Americans find compelling but don’t fully understand. Through, film, music, art and back-road rambles, demystify the Green Mountain State by experiencing its well-known landmarks, hidden-away haunts and the great range of people, politics and communities that fill the spaces in between. Meet local historians and university professors who unpack Vermont’s unique history as a haven for free-thinkers. View innovative documentary films about the state’s singular spirit and discuss them with the filmmakers. Learn about Vermont native son President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace Coolidge, and visit idyllic New England towns, historic homesteads and the state’s only National Park during your journey.


• Journey to the tiny mountain village of Plymouth Notch to explore the birthplace of Calvin Coolidge, America’s 30th President and Vermont’s best-known native son.
• In a true gem among Vermont's villages, Woodstock, have lunch on the grounds of the Billings Farm and then explore the site’s exhibitions of New England agricultural heritage.
• Visit the campus of Dartmouth College to see the famous Orozco Murals and return via the homestead of long-serving U.S. Senator Justin Smith Morrill, author of the Land-Grant Colleges Act.

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Some walking on the field trips. We can bring your travel seat on the field trips if needed.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
5 Performances


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