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Spring at McCormick's Creek State Park

Program Number: 20243RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/21/2013 - 4/26/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: McCormick's Creek State Park, Indiana
Price starting at: $599.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt; None    

Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.




Date Specific Information

4-21-2013

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Coordinated by Pokagon State Park.



A Three Act Lincoln

Learn about the making of the man, the candidate, the Civil War President, and what happened when the war came North with Dr. Randall Buchman, Professor of History Emeritus at Defiance College.



Native Indiana Plants and Animals

Examine and identify wildflowers, trees, insects, and native Indiana birds in background lectures and while hiking state park trails. Biologist and Naturopath Bill Brenneman will explain some of the medicinal and healthy lifestyle uses of plants and their continuing use in research.



Famous Hoosiers

Discuss Hoosiers in movies, music, literature, art, and sports with musician-historian Bruce Johnson. Featured musician Adrienne Provenzano will present a biography and musical tribute to author Gene Stratton-Porter, first female movie producer.




McCormick's Creek State Park

Named for the area’s first settler, John McCormick, McCormick’s Creek State Park is the oldest state park in Indiana. The park is home to a canyon, waterfalls and hiking trails, and its entrance gatehouse and stone bridge are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



Accommodations
Historic Canyon Inn, set amid the beautiful wooded scenery of Indiana's oldest state park.
Meals and Lodgings
   Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park
  McCormick's Creek State Park 5 nights
 Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park
Type: Conference Center
  Description: The Inn features 75 recently renovated guest rooms with private baths and maid service. A dining room, meeting rooms, recreation room and several different lounge areas. The Inn is smoke free and alcohol free. Alcohol is permitted in the individual guests rooms. The Inn is situated in McCormick's Creek, a 1,924 acre Indiana State Park south of Indianapolis and fourteen miles west of Blooming. In 1927 a naturalist program was started, the first in Indiana and the United States. Much of the infrastructure of the park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and many of the CCC-built structures, retaining walls, and elegant, arched limestone bridges remain in use today. The park entrance gatehouse and a stone arch bridge over McCormick's Creek are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  Ship Information: Please address all mail to: Virginia "Ginny" Hayes Special Events Coordinator Indiana State Parks Inns 420 Water Street Kendallville IN 46755
  Contact info: 250 McCormick's Creek Park Road
Spencer, IN 47460 USA
phone: 877-922-6966
web: indianainns.com
  Room amenities: TV, Clock radio, desk/table, chairs. hair dryers, ironing board and iron
  Facility amenities: Several lounge areas (non-alcoholic), a game room and gift shop are available year 'round. The outdoor swimming pool is only available between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Varies according to room type Subject to availability. Call 1-877-922-6966 for availability and prices.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Varies according to room type Subject to availability. Call 1-877-922-6966 for availability and prices.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check-in and Registration starts at 2.30 pm. You will be staying at Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park that night.
  End of Program:
Ends after 11:00 am lunch. Check out before 12:00 pm. You will be staying at Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Just Health/Safety form
  Parking availability:
Inn parking lot provides Inn guests with free parking
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  McCormick's Creek State Park
  Nearest city or town:  Spencer, IN in Owen County.
  Nearest highway: State Road 46 -Just east of Spencer and 17 miles west of Bloomington
  Nearest airport:  Indianapolis and Bloomington
  From End of Program
  Location: McCormick's Creek State Park
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
 
Driving Directions
  From the East Follow 70 or 74 west to Interstate 465. Follow 465 West to Interstate 70. West on I 70 to Exit 41, Turn South on 231 to Spencer. Turn East on 46 two miles to Park.
  From the North From Indianapolis Bypass 465 take 70 West to Exit 41. Follow US231 South to Spencer. Turn E on 46. Drive 2 miles to Park Entrance. Or alternate directions Follow Interstate 69 or Interstate 65 South to 465. Follow 465 South to State Road 37. Follow SR 37 South to Martinsville. Turn W on SR 44 (2 miles) to State Road 67. Drive 17 miles on SR 67 to US 231. Drive five miles south on 231 to Spencer and SR 46. Turn left or E on 46 two miles to Park entrance.
  From the South Follow 37 N to Bloomington. Turn left (W) on SR 46. Drive 12 miles on SR 46 to Park Entrance on north side of road. Or Take Interstate 74 or Interstate 65 north to Indy bypass 465. Take Interstate 465 West to Interstate 70. Follow I 70 West to Exit 41. Take US 231 South to Spencer. Turn E on SR 46. Drive two miles to Park Entrance.
  From the West Follow Interstate 70 East to Exit 41. Follow US 231 South to Spencer. Turn left (E) on SR 46 to Park (2 mi) on left.
Equipment Requirements: Camera - either digital or film (or both)
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Check-in and Registration, Welcome Dinner, Introduction to the Park
(Sunday, April 21)
   
 Afternoon: Check-in and Registration available from 2.30pm at the Front Desk and in the Oak Room.
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30 pm, Dinner Buffet in Inn Dining Room
 Evening: After dinner Park personnel will introduce you to the park with a lecture: "This is McCormick's Creek State Park". We will also have a group photo, a chance get acquainted with classmates and staff and a tour of Inn.
   
Accommodations: Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: "A 3 Act Lincoln," The making of a Man," "Native Indiana Wildflowers, Trees and Insects," "Movies and Music"
(Monday, April 22)

Note: Afternoon Nature Hike



   
 Breakfast: 7:15-8:30 Breakfast Buffet
8:15-8:40 Exercise
 Morning: 9:00 "A 3 Act Lincoln, The Making of a Man" Dr. Buchman
 Lunch: 11:30-1 Lunch, Dining Room
 Afternoon: 1:00 Indiana Wildflowers, Trees and Insects" William Brenneman, Biologist 2:00 Nature Hikes
 Dinner: 5:30 Dinner Buffet
 Evening: 7:00 Famous Hoosiers, Movies and Music with Bruce Johnson, Historian
   
Accommodations: Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: History: "A 3 Act Lincoln," The making of a Candidate,". "Native Indiana Birds," "Famous Hoosiers" Authors, Artists and Sports"
(Tuesday, April 23)

Note: Afternoon Nature Hike



   
 Breakfast: 7:15-8:30 Breakfast Buffet 8:15-8:30 Exercise
 Morning: 9:00 "A 3 Act Lincoln, The Making of a Candidate." Dr. Randall Buchman
 Lunch: 11:30 Lunch Buffet
 Afternoon: 1:00 pm "Native Indiana Birds," Sam Arthur, Interpretive Naturalist 2:00 pm Nature Hikes
 Dinner: 5:30 Dinner Buffet
 Evening: 7:00 Famous Hoosiers "Authors, Artists, Sports" with Bruce Johnson
   
Accommodations: Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: "Health Care Alternatives," "Native Indiana Critters," "Famous Hoosiers - Music,"
(Wednesday, April 24)

Note: Afternoon Hikes



   
 Breakfast: 7:15-8:30 Breakfast Buffet - Dining Room 8:15-8:40 Exercise
 Morning: 9:00 Health Care Alternatives with William Brenneman, Naturopath
 Lunch: 11:30 -1:00 Lunch Buffet
 Afternoon: 1:00 Spring at McCormick's Creek State Park - "Other woodland critters" with Sam Arthur, Interpretive Naturalist. 2:00 Nature Hikes
 Dinner: 5:30 pm Dinner Buffet
 Evening: 7:00 "Famous Hoosiers, Music" with Adrienne Provenzano and Bruce Johnson.
   
Accommodations: Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: "A 3 Act Lincoln, The Civil War President," "Resource Management," "Famous Hoosiers, Gene Stratton Porter."
(Thursday, April 25)

Note: Nature Hikes



   
 Breakfast: 7:15-8:30 Breakfast Buffet 8:15-8:40 Exercise
 Morning: "A 3 Act Lincoln, The Civil War President," Dr. Randall Buchman
 Lunch: 11:30 Lunch
 Afternoon: 1:00 "Resource Management," with Sam Arthur, Interpretive Naturalist 2:00 Nature Hikes
 Dinner: Buffet dinner at the hotel
 Evening: 7:00 "Gene Stratton Porter, Biography and Musical Tribute" with Adrienne Provenzano.
   
Accommodations: Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: "A 3 Act Lincoln - The War comes North."
(Friday, April 26)
   
 Breakfast: 7:15-8:30 Breakfast Buffet 8:15-8:40 Exercise
 Morning: 9:00 "A 3 Act Lincoln, The War Comes North," with Dr. Randall Buchman.
 Lunch: 11:00 Lunch buffet - Dining Room Checkout before 12:00
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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