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GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS

Walking Massachusetts’ Coast: Nature and Colonial History

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Program #12454RJ
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.
Drop your R’s and your worries as you trace the sands of time during explorations of America’s oldest seaside cities. Walk on trails trodden by the Native Americans since 10 millennia ago, as historians and naturalists explain the history and biodiversity of where land and sea mingle. Observe 17th century American architecture of the nearly unchanged Puritan homesteads. Enjoy the quaint harbor towns and their rocky coasts and see what has attracted artists and art lovers through the ages.


Highlights

• Experience the colonial architecture of Newburyport, Salem, and Ipswich—home to more buildings from that era than any other U.S. city.
• Explore the dunes, marshes, beaches, sea views, and artist galleries while learning about the region’s colorful history.
• Explore on foot the spectacular rocky coast of East Gloucester, the charming peninsula of Rocky Neck, and the picturesque harbor village of Rockport.

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Walking two-three miles a day on smooth and sandy surfaces.

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

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