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The Shawnee Inn on the Pocono Mountains’ eastern edge is the home base for Road Scholar adventurers in a fairy-tale setting with a birds-eye view of the Delaware River. Built in 1911, the inn was purchased in 1943 by bandleader Fred Waring so he could broadcast his radio shows here. Nuggets of history —and memorable learning explorations — are a sure thing at every turn. Road Scholars embrace the outdoors when they set out to paddle the Delaware Water Gap, bike through rustic Pennsylvania or hike the Appalachian Trail. Or indoors, watercolor painting, theater and musical adventures take center stage. This centuries-old setting is invigorating and local experts open the door to discovery.