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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA

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Program #20439RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
North Florida is a nature lover’s paradise where unique geological and climatic conditions have given rise to a landscape of sinkholes, rivers and lakes amid sub-tropical palms and moss-draped hardwoods. Get outdoors and enjoy the delights of historic Gainesville, the urban base for your wild adventure. Stroll through Kanapaha Botanical Garden and explore the densely wooded, 120-foot-deep Devil’s Millhopper sinkhole. Drive west from Alachua County to the Gulf of Mexico to explore sleepy Cedar Key, and enjoy the traditions of Southern dining throughout.


Highlights

• Enjoy a visit to Cedar Key Island, and learn about the local culture of one of the state's oldest ports.
• Get a close-up look at the world's largest research facility devoted to Lepidoptera at the Butterfly Museum.
• Experience the sights and sounds of Paynes Prairie with its more than 20 distinct biological communities.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile on well-maintained trails; steps into the Devil’s Millhopper sinkhole.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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