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Paddling Historic Water Routes of the Adirondacks

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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.
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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.
Paddle along the historic waterways of the Adirondacks and learn how these mountain lakes and rivers contributed to the exploration and settlement of this beautiful region. Expert group leaders lend informal paddling instruction as you explore a unique natural area each day: the St. Regis Canoe Area, where the tranquil ponds are specially designated for non-motorized recreation; the Saranac Lakes; up the Raquette River to Raquette Falls; and Osgood Pond, home to Calvin Coolidge’s White Pine Camp.


• Learn about design and modern canoe-building methods at Placid Boatworks, and visit Woodward’s Boat Shop for a look at the construction of Adirondack Guideboats.
• Find out how the idea of watershed preservation led to the formation of what is today the Adirondack Park.
• Join an expert for an exploration of White Pine Camp, the Adirondack great camp that served as Calvin Coolidge’s summer home.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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Four full-day canoe expeditions. Some uneven terrain and hills. Some paddling experience required.

Coordinated by The Adirondack Mountain Club.

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Sep 15 — Sep 20, 2013 waitlist only  

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences


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