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4 Days | 3 Nights
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.
It’s America’s most-visited National Park for good reason. With 800 miles of trails, ancient and mysterious mountains, spectacular animal diversity and more than 1,600 kinds of flowering plants, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an outdoor enthusiast’s heaven on earth. Experience the park in a special way as you join researchers and park rangers in their efforts to deepen our knowledge of this national treasure.


• Atop Purchase Knob, overlooking the park from 5,000 feet, spend a day with a park ranger and collect data in on-going studies designed to measure the effects of air pollution in the park.
• Visit buildings dating from the early 20th century before this spectacular region was deemed a National Park.
• As dusk falls on the valley, view and photograph elk as they come to graze.

Program Notes

A five-night version of this program is also available, "Great Smoky Mountains National Park: An American Treasure" (#20552). Call or go to www.roadscholar.org/20552.

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Hiking up to 2 miles a day over uneven terrain. Elevations above 5,000 feet.

Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.

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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences


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