Driving approx. 60 miles total for the day; about 2 hours total aboard the motorcoach. Walking up to 1/2 mile total throughout the day; uneven and unpaved surfaces.
At the inn, we’ll have our breakfast with the baked goods we made the day before.
Especially for kids: After meeting with our instructor and planning our menus we'll enjoy an educational class before we set out for our first field trip of the day to the Morse Sugar Farm where, upon arrival, we’ll hear a talk on maple sugaring given by Morse Sugar Farm staff in their century-old sugar house. 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, VT’s state capitol, to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill.
At the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, we’ll enjoy an outdoor lunch featuring a choice of sandwiches and wraps with cider, soft drinks, water included.
Especially for kids: We’ll then have the opportunity to 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 will learn about their storage facility, pressing and pasteurizing rooms, and the many delicious apple products they make including donuts, cider and apple cider jellies. Especially for kids: Our last stop of the day will be to the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory where we’ll go on an employee-led exploration of the facility. After watching an informative video about the legacy of Ben & Jerry’s, we’ll get to see part of the ice cream production process, and get to taste some samples. We’ll then return to the resort.
Inn plated meal.
We’ll then adjourn to the fire pit for a fire and s'mores and a little music.