Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 60 miles throughout the day, approximately 2 hours riding time. Walking up to 1/2 mile throughout the day; uneven and unpaved surfaces.
At the Inn.
We’ll play a memory game with our Group Leader during which we will learn about various species of chickens. Then, after feeding the animals, we’ll set out for our first field trip of the day to Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. Upon arrival, we’ll hear a talk on maple sugaring given by Morse Farm staff in their century-old sugarhouse. We’ll then follow up our field trip with a traditional and delicious sugar-on-snow experience. We’ll then transfer with our Group Leader through historic Montpelier, Vermont’s state capitol, to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill.
At the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Meal choices pre-selected prior to arrival at the program.
We will meet with the staff of the Cold Hollow Cider Mill to learn about the production of cider and cider products as we go behind the scenes to learn about the steps that take place from tree to bottle. As we go, we’ll learn about their storage facility, pressing and pasteurizing rooms, and the many delicious apple products they make including donuts, cider, and apple cider jellies. Our last stop of the day will be to the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory where we’ll enjoy a factory tour with the Ben & Jerry staff ending with a tasty sample. We’ll ride back to the Inn after our field trips.
At the Inn.
At leisure. You might like to enjoy the resort facilities including the pool, walking trails, and fire pit, spend time with fellow Road Scholars, or just relax.