Facebook   Twitter   Road Scholar Network   Pinterest   YouTube  
Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

Call (800) 454-5768

Open Saturday October 10!
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET

Create an account                             Forgot your password?

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.


Suwannee River Adventure: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking and Folklore in Florida

Select a Date



and receive your



E-Photo Book:

Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:





Price Range

$500 - $700

Start Date

End Date

More Options

Road Scholar
Program #8116RJ

Enroll Here
Add to Your Wishlist
6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
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. 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.
Canoe or kayak the dark waters of the Suwannee River and the clear, spring-fed waters of the Ichetucknee on this educational expedition. Hike two miles to discover Florida’s only Class 3 white water rapids at Big Shoals State Park. Explore the nature of Florida’s karst topography while hiking to The Blue Hole at Ichetucknee Springs. Discover regional folk life as local residents share their food, music, dance and stories and welcome you into their community. Enjoy woodland picnics, study the pine and palmetto forests, and healing springs that have all left their mark on this region.


• Square dance to the tunes of Florida's state fiddling champion, and join a “howl-a-long” with Florida's environmental troubadour.
• Feast on local home cooking — from mayhaw jelly to swamp cabbage — at bountiful church suppers.
• Learn about the life and work of one of Florida’s most famous composers at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.

Program Notes

This time of year the weather is unpredictable, be ready for hot, cold, wet or dry. Items such as sunscreen or insect spray are sometimes useful. In the event of high water alternative paddle trips will be provided.

Activity Notes

Four to five hours of moderate physical activity some days. Hiking up to two miles. Canoeing up to eight miles. Canoe/Kayak release required.

Coordinated by Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners


Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2015
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768