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6 Days | 5 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.
In the Appalachian foothills of northeast Georgia, the hiking trails wind through magnificent forests, cascading waterfalls and unforgettable vistas. Lace up your hiking shoes as you hit the trail with new friends, listen to traditional Bluegrass music, try your hand at gold panning and brave a ride on our 1,100-foot-long zip line. Join us for a week surrounded by stunning natural beauty, where good physical condition and good walking shoes are all you need for a remarkable learning experience.


• Spend a day hiking in the Cohutta Wilderness on the Jacks River Trail, a roadbed of an old railroad that leads to a breathtaking waterfall.
• Experience the scenic overlooks of Fort Mountain State Park and breathe in the cool air as you hike along the Hiwassee River.
• Enjoy a lively evening listening to Bluegrass and learning about the different instruments.

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Four active days of hiking; 5-6 miles on the first day and 9 miles on the last day.

Coordinated by Cohutta Springs Conference Center.

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


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