Getting on/off a school bus; driving about 15 miles, approximately 30 minutes riding time. Hiking up to 4 miles throughout the day; uneven path up the mountain, some rocks and roots.
At the Inn.
We will board the school bus and take a short drive to the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum for an expert-led exploration. The museum features one of New England’s largest collections of native species along with ecology geology, natural history, and live animal exhibits.
At the inn.
Road Scholars who are looking for a more challenging hike will have the opportunity to hike 4 miles roundtrip to the top of Haystack Mountain for some spectacular views of southern Vermont and a nice cross section of New England habitat types, accompanied by the Group Leader and Instructor. Those who prefer not to join this expedition are invited to take the MooVer public transport for an afternoon of exploring historic Wilmington, VT, or simply rest at the Inn.
At the Inn. Share favorite experiences and enjoy camaraderie with new Road Scholar friends during our farewell dinner.
We will be joined by a representative from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum for a live animal presentation including birds of prey. We’ll get a close-up look at these animals and learn about adaptations that make them unique. Prepare for check-out and departure in the morning.