Getting on/off a motor coach; walking up to 2 miles throughout the day; flat terrain at museum; at Watkins Glen Gorge, 832 stone steps downhill; shorter hikes with fewer steps available.
In the Dining Room at 7:00 a.m., cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, and milk, juice, coffee, tea, water will be available. At 7:45 a.m. and each day of the program following, there will a rotating variety of choices such as a hot cereal, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, or French toast. After breakfast, we’ll make sandwiches to take with us in a cooler for lunch.
We arrive at the Fish Hatchery where a guide will teach us about the different species of Finger Lakes fish. We will see how the fish are raised from eggs at the hatchery, nurtured, and then released into the lakes once mature. We’ll learn about conservation and even get to feed the fish. We'll then head to the Glenn Curtiss Museum to learn about aviation. We'll make model airplanes and have a flying contest.
At Champlain Beach on Keuka Lake, we'll eat the sandwiches we made this morning plus fruit, chips, cookies, lemonade, and iced tea.
Arrive Watkins Glen State Park for Gorge hike (1.5 miles). Meet Hannah at the top of the gorge. Grandchildren will walk down with their grandparents so they can take pictures together. If some grandparents do not want to do the hike, assign your grandchildren to Hannah and her assistant. Then you can ride the coach to the bottom where we will meet the group. On the way back to Watson Homestead, we’ll stop at the Winner’s Circle Ice Cream Stand (grandparents treat!).
Dining Room buffet.
Gather at Climbing Tower (with cameras) for climbing.