20509
Newburgh
Exploring The Historic Hudson River Valley: A Landscape That Defined America
The Hudson River Valley has inspired the likes of Rockwell, Roosevelt and Washington Irving. Come find your own inspiration as you learn the story of this uniquely American landscape.
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Program No. 20509RJ
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6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Independent Arrivals / Welcome and Orientation
Mount Saint Mary College
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Mount Saint Mary College

Afternoon: Welcome to Mount Saint Mary College! Check in is between 2-4 p.m. in Sakac Hall. After getting settled, we'll head out on a tour of the lovely Mount Campus, ending at Aquinas Hall for dinner.

Dinner: We'll enjoy our welcome dinner at Aquinas Hall.

Evening: After dinner we'll have a brief orientation to go over the upcoming week's schedule.

DAY
2
Field Trip to Huguenot Street / Cruise on the beautiful Hudson River / Evening Class or Film
Mount Saint Mary College
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Mount Saint Mary College

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dormitory.

Morning: After breakfast we will travel to America's oldest street, the beautiful Huguenot Street in New Paltz for a lecture and a tour. The seven stone houses and several accompanying structures in the district were built in the early 18th century by Huguenot settlers fleeing discrimination and religious persecution in France and Belgium. The house museums are in their original village setting.

Lunch: We'll stop for lunch before our afternoon field trip.

Afternoon: Following lunch we will cruise the beautiful Hudson River. A relaxing couple of hours on what you've been looking at all week from the dorm! The Hudson River is a 315-mile watercourse that flows from north to south. The highest official source is at Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains. It flows southward past the state capital at Albany and then eventually forms the boundary between New York City and New Jersey. The Hudson's current changes direction four times every day as ocean tides pulse upriver to the Troy Dam so is known as the river that flows both ways.

Dinner: Dinner back at MSMC in Aquinas Hall.

Evening: After dinner we'll enjoy an evening class or film.

DAY
3
Morning Lecture or Performance / Free Time / Evening Class or Presentation
Mount Saint Mary College
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Mount Saint Mary College

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dorm.

Morning: This morning there will be a class or some entertainment.

Lunch: We'll have lunch on campus before your free afternoon.

Afternoon: Free Time to explore the area on your own. Please ask for suggestions! Prior to getting here if you'd like to make some plans, please see www.msmc.edu/roadscholar and look for Plan your Free Time for a list of websites of great places to visit!

Dinner: Tonight there will be a class or some entertainment.

DAY
4
A day at Mohonk Mountain House / Evening Class or entertainment
Mount Saint Mary College
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Mount Saint Mary College

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dorm.

Morning: This morning we will leave for a day at Mohonk Mountain House that will include a luncheon and time to enjoy the incredible gardens and grounds of this luxurious forested retreat nestled in the Shawangunk Mountains. Built in 1869 this Victorian castle is sure to enchant you! (www.Mohonk.com)

Lunch: We'll enjoy a luncheon at the Mohonk Mountain house

Afternoon: Take time to explore and enjoy Mohonk. There is great hiking! The gardens and greenhouse are beautiful. Or hold down a rocker on the front porch! Our day here will end with lemonade and cookies!

Dinner: Tonight there will be a class or entertainment.

DAY
5
Field Trip to Gomez Mill House / Visit to Washington's Headquarters / Farewell Party
Mount Saint Mary College
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Mount Saint Mary College

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dorm.

Morning: We will tour Gomez Mill House and learn its amazing history. The oldest Jewish residence in North America, the Gomez Mill House was built in 1714 by Luis Moses Gomez, a Sephardic Jew, for his trading operations along the nearby Hudson River. The House's interior has been restored to reflect all of the home's residents.

Lunch: We plan to have lunch at one of the local restaurants on the river with a view that can't be beat.

Afternoon: We will visit Washington's final Revolutionary Headquarters overlooking the Hudson River.

Dinner: Following dinner we will have a farewell party!

DAY
6
Final class about the historic Hudson Valley / Check-out and Lunch / Independent Departures
Mount Saint Mary College
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Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dorm.

Morning: There will either be a final class or a film shown about the Hudson Valley this morning.

Lunch: Following checking out and lunch the program is officially over for this week. We appreciate you coming to Mount Saint Mary College Road Scholar Program!