Today's hike will be a nature walk for all. This hike will be 3 miles and offer moderately rocky terrain, elevation under 500 feet and a slower "learning" pace.
Breakfast will be in the Inn’s River Room restaurant. Enjoy your choice of hot and/or cold breakfast selections from fruit to home-made granola, pancakes or French toast, a variety of breakfast meats, an omelet station, and more.
We will begin the day with an invigorating stretch. Led by a biology professor/naturalist, this morning features a 3 mile nature walk around Lake Lenape and into the town of Delaware Water Gap, which is a thru-hiker favorite stop. On our scenic nature walk, we'll learn about edible vegetation, geology, wildlife and exquisite plant life, while observing ecosystems.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.
Free Afternoon. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions. Late afternoon, join us for a 30 minute, interactive presentation about our commitment to "Leave No Trace" led by a local expert. Completion of this course qualifies you for certification in the program. The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has many offerings, such as a Spa, Watercraft and Bicycle rentals, a Pontoon Boat Ride and productions at The Shawnee Playhouse. The concierge and group leader can both assist you in finalizing these plans.
We'll enjoy dinner at the Inn, where you'll have the opportunity to choose from a "Mexican" themed buffet offering choices of salads and entrées (one of which will be vegetarian), plus coffee, tea (iced or hot), water; other beverages available for purchase.
Join us for a LIVE animal presentation with Kathy Uhler, director of The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center! Gain insight to animal senses and the physical adaptations that allow them to survive. The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center was founded in 1983 and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1988. Licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the PWRC serves Monroe, Lehigh, Northampton, Wayne, Pike and Luzerne Counties. The facility takes in more than 2,400 animals annually including fawns, owls, hawks, falcons, eagles, squirrels, rabbits, songbirds, foxes raccoons, and bears.