21068
Highland
Autumn in the Historic Hudson River Valley
Gain a deeper understanding of the Hudson River Valley as you explore New Paltz’s historic Huguenot Street, visit the Roosevelt’s Springwood home and sail the picturesque Hudson River.
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Program No. 21068RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Highland, NY
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Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Afternoon: Welcome to the wonderful Rocking Horse Ranch Resort!! The resort recently won near top recognition from the 2012 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards! As a family resort it ranked second in the United States and third in the world! Check-in is between 4 and 5:30 p.m.

Dinner: Dinner will be served.

Evening: Following an orientation you may enjoy the facility, socialize in the lounge, or enjoy evening entertainment.

DAY
2
Field trip to Huguenot Street
Highland, NY
B,L,D
Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Breakfast: Breakfast is served between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.

Morning: This morning we will travel to the beautiful Huguenot Street in New Paltz. The seven stone houses and several accompanying structures were built in the 18th century by Huguenot settlers fleeing discrimination and religious persecution in France and Belgium. There we will enjoy an onsite lecture from one of their experts. Please see: www.huguenotstreet.org for a preview of what is in store for you!

Lunch: After lunch we will be given a tour of Huguenot Street. When we return to the ranch there will be a lecture on the Hudson Valley School of Art.

Dinner: Dinner at the ranch is served at 6 p.m. and followed by entertainment provided by the ranch. You may also enjoy the indoor pool, the beautiful grounds or socializing with others in the lounge rooms.

DAY
3
Field Trips to the Roosevelt Home in Hyde Park & Val-Kill
Highland, NY
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Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Breakfast: Following breakfast we will depart for a tour of Val-Kill and the Roosevelt's home, Springwood. We will be gone most of the day.

Morning: "All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River." -- (FDR) After breakfast we'll depart for Val-Kill, the only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady. FDR encouraged Eleanor to develop Val-Kill as a place that she could develop some of her ideas for work with winter jobs for rural workers and women. Val-Kill, loosely translated as waterfall-stream. We will then proceed to the Roosevelt's home, Springwood in Hyde Park

Lunch: Lunch will be provided.

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll continue our exploration of the Hyde Park Home and Museum.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the ranch.

Evening: Tonight there will be a lecture on the History of the Hudson Valley.

DAY
4
Trip to the Maritime Museum, Rondout Area, Kingston
Highland, NY
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Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at the ranch.

Morning: Following breakfast the class on the History of the Hudson Valley will be continued.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided at the ranch.

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll leave for Kingston, New York state's first capital. While there, we'll take a walking tour of the Rondount and visit the Maritime Museum to learn about the Hudson River - the river that flows both ways. The Maritime Museum was founded in 1980 by steamboat and tugboat men, as well as local citizens who wanted to preserve the shipping history of the Hudson River. We will also take a walking tour of the Rondout area alongside the river.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the ranch. Following dinner author Tony Musso will lecture on FDR and the Post Office. Learn about a different and interesting aspect of FDR.

DAY
5
Field Trip to Washington's Headquarters, Hudson River Cruise
Highland, NY
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Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at the ranch.

Morning: After breakfast we'll stop at the Walkway over the Hudson and walk halfway across, weather permitting. We'll embark on a cruise of the Hudson that will take us south of Newburgh and past West Point. The Hudson is a 315 mile watercourse that flows from north to south. The highest source is at Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains. It flows southward past the state capital at Albany and eventually forms the boundary between NYC and New Jersey.

Lunch: Lunch will be at one of the restaurants on the beautiful Hudson River!

Afternoon: We will then venture to the Hasbrouck House, which served as Washington's Headquarters during the last years of the Revolutionary War.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the ranch.

Evening: Following dinner enjoy the entertainment provided by the ranch!

DAY
6
Program Concludes
Highland, NY
B,L

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served.

Morning: Following breakfast we invite you to relax after a busy week and enjoy the Rocking Horse Ranch facility with all that it has to offer!

Lunch: Lunch is served from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Thank you for joining Mount Saint Mary College's Road Scholar Program at Rocking Horse Ranch!