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Quebec

Choose Your Pace: Hiking and Walking Classics in Québec & Vermont

Choose gentle walks or demanding hikes as you explore landscapes of Vermont and Québec. Dive deeper into the local culture as you speak with historians and taste regional specialties.
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Program No. 5448RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,399
Quebec

Choose Your Pace: Hiking and Walking Classics in Québec & Vermont

Choose gentle walks or demanding hikes as you explore landscapes of Vermont and Québec. Dive deeper into the local culture as you speak with historians and taste regional specialties.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,399
Program No. 5448 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2022
Starting at
1,399
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
Starting at
1,399
Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2022
Starting at
1,399
Oct 9 - Oct 14, 2022
Starting at
1,399
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2022
Starting at
1,679
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
Starting at
1,679
Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2022
Starting at
1,679
Oct 9 - Oct 14, 2022
Starting at
1,679

At a Glance

Take on some of the finest hiking in Eastern North America as you choose easier or more difficult trails that explore the best of Northern Vermont and Québec’s Townships. Follow the lovely Missisquoi River or hike above Lake Willoughby in the Switzerland of Vermont. In Vermont, pick the Long Trail Devil's Gulch for a leisurely hike or take in magnificent scenery along Owl's Head trail for a challenge. Along the way, learn about local history and culture with a local expert.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Choose Your Pace
Each day, choose from walking or hiking options based on your desired level of challenge and pace, ranging from 3-5 miles. Elevations above 3,000 feet on one of the hikes.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Observe the pristine natural beauty with an option of an spirited hike or a gentle walk.
  • Learn along the trail with naturalists and historians who interpret the history and scenery of Vermont and Québec.
  • Discuss Québec's unique history, politics and culture while sampling the region’s great wines and cheeses.
Featured Expert
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Stephen Giesler
Stephen Giesler lives for the outdoors and all the sporting pleasures that can be found there. As an instructor and active participant in Road Scholar’s outdoor programs, he is the person you want with you when you’re ready for an adventure. He has been downhill skiing since he was three, is a multiple Gold Bar Canadian Ski Marathoner, and has white water kayaked on four continents. Along with his wife Joy, they organize outdoor experiences in the countryside of southern Quebec and northern Vermont.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Stephen Giesler lives for the outdoors and all the sporting pleasures that can be found there. As an instructor and active participant in Road Scholar’s outdoor programs, he is the person you want with you when you’re ready for an adventure. He has been downhill skiing since he was three, is a multiple Gold Bar Canadian Ski Marathoner, and has white water kayaked on four continents. Along with his wife Joy, they organize outdoor experiences in the countryside of southern Quebec and northern Vermont.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Champlain's Dream
by David Hackett Fischer
In this stunningly researched and engaging biography, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hackett Fischer weaves together the epic story of soldier and explorer Samuel de Champlain, a colonizer of North America who spent 30 years bringing his vision of a New France to life.
Canada and Quebec: One Country, Two Histories
by Robert Bothwell
An in-depth look at Canada-Quebec relations through interviews with prominent Canadian figures.
A People's History of Quebec
by Robin Philbot, Jacques Lacoursiere
This swift overview of Quebec’s 450-year history by a leading historian covers everything from the earliest days of colonization to the province’s recent efforts to gain independence. Includes helpful timeline.
It's All About the Bike, The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
by Robert Penn
A paean to craftsmanship and tradition. En route to building his dream bike (oh, what a brilliant quest!), Robert Penn explores the culture, science and history of the bicycle.
Arundel
by Kenneth Roberts, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator)
The grand historical novel of Colonel Benedict Arnold's doomed march on Quebec in 1775, told through the eyes of a soldier in the Continental Army. Rich in historical detail.
Cyclopedia, It's All About the Bike
by William Fotheringham
The distinguished journalist and cycling fan William Fotheringham brings humor and substance to this irresistible compendium, organized A-to-Z. With maps and illustrations.
Mud, Sweat, and Gears: A Rowdy Family Bike Adventure Across Canada on Seven Wheels
by Joe Kurmaskie
Kurmaskie, his long suffering wife and three kids (including a one-year-old) pedal across Canada in this latest by "The Metal Cowboy."
Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die, Biking Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
by Chris Santella
Santella showcases a wide variety of expertly selected places to bike, from the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia and the Indochina Trail in Vietnam to the urban jungle of New York City.
Three Weeks in Quebec City: The Meeting That Made Canada
by Christopher Moore
A riveting history of the earliest drafting of a Canadian national constitution during the Quebec Conference of 1864.
A Traveller's History of Canada
by Robert Bothwell
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
Shadows on the Rock
by Willa Cather
Set at the end of the 17th century in rural Quebec, this beautifully realized novel highlights the struggles of the Parisian widower Auclair and his young daughter to adapt to their new land.
Selected Stories
by Alice Munro
This collection of 28 short stories represents some of Munro's finest work. A powerful range of emotional, evocative tales set throughout the cities and rural towns of her native country.
Meals
14 Meals
5 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
5 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Oct 09, 2022 - Oct 14, 2022
  • Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022
  • Jul 10, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022
  • Aug 14, 2022 - Aug 19, 2022
  • Oct 09, 2022 - Oct 14, 2022
5 nights
Glen Sutton
Our main building was constructed in 1900 and served, for over half a century, as the big wooden schoolhouse to the kids of the valley. Totally renovated and refitted with all modern conveniences, The renovated interior boasts an abundance of American chestnut and Birdseye maple. The main Lodge has a Great Room with fireplace, wraparound porch, and 2nd floor outdoor deck. WiFi available on site. The main building, the Lodge, features 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms with walk-in shower; max capacity 6, one room with two twin beds, one room with one double bed, and one room with one queen bed. Meals, evening presentations and group discussions will take place in the main building. Our adjunct building, the Cottage, is 30 yards from the main building, and features 6 bedrooms with private bathrooms and walk-in showers; max capacity 12; five rooms with two twin beds, one room with double bed. One unit is accessed by an outside spiral staircase. WiFi on site. The Pool House is 0.5 miles from the main building, about a 10 minute walk down a village road, and features 4 efficiency units with private bathrooms and walk-in showers, fridge, stove, kitchen utensils, small sitting area and WiF; max capacity 8, there are two units with two twin beds, and two units with one double bed. Shuttle service offered to and from the main building.
5 nights
Glen Sutton
Our main building was constructed in 1900 and served, for over half a century, as the big wooden schoolhouse to the kids of the valley. Totally renovated and refitted with all modern conveniences, The renovated interior boasts an abundance of American chestnut and Birdseye maple. The main Lodge has a Great Room with fireplace, wraparound porch, and 2nd floor outdoor deck. WiFi available on site. The main building, the Lodge, features 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms with walk-in shower; max capacity 6, one room with two twin beds, one room with one double bed, and one room with one queen bed. Meals, evening presentations and group discussions will take place in the main building. Our adjunct building, the Cottage, is 30 yards from the main building, and features 6 bedrooms with private bathrooms and walk-in showers; max capacity 12; five rooms with two twin beds, one room with double bed. One unit is accessed by an outside spiral staircase. WiFi on site. The Pool House is 0.5 miles from the main building, about a 10 minute walk down a village road, and features 4 efficiency units with private bathrooms and walk-in showers, fridge, stove, kitchen utensils, small sitting area and WiF; max capacity 8, there are two units with two twin beds, and two units with one double bed. Shuttle service offered to and from the main building.
5 nights
Glen Sutton
Our main building was constructed in 1900 and served, for over half a century, as the big wooden schoolhouse to the kids of the valley. Totally renovated and refitted with all modern conveniences, The renovated interior boasts an abundance of American chestnut and Birdseye maple. The main Lodge has a Great Room with fireplace, wraparound porch, and 2nd floor outdoor deck. WiFi available on site. The main building, the Lodge, features 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms with walk-in shower; max capacity 6, one room with two twin beds, one room with one double bed, and one room with one queen bed. Meals, evening presentations and group discussions will take place in the main building. Our adjunct building, the Cottage, is 30 yards from the main building, and features 6 bedrooms with private bathrooms and walk-in showers; max capacity 12; five rooms with two twin beds, one room with double bed. One unit is accessed by an outside spiral staircase. WiFi on site. The Pool House is 0.5 miles from the main building, about a 10 minute walk down a village road, and features 4 efficiency units with private bathrooms and walk-in showers, fridge, stove, kitchen utensils, small sitting area and WiF; max capacity 8, there are two units with two twin beds, and two units with one double bed. Shuttle service offered to and from the main building.
5 nights
Glen Sutton
Our main building was constructed in 1900 and served, for over half a century, as the big wooden schoolhouse to the kids of the valley. Totally renovated and refitted with all modern conveniences, The renovated interior boasts an abundance of American chestnut and Birdseye maple. The main Lodge has a Great Room with fireplace, wraparound porch, and 2nd floor outdoor deck. WiFi available on site. The main building, the Lodge, features 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms with walk-in shower; max capacity 6, one room with two twin beds, one room with one double bed, and one room with one queen bed. Meals, evening presentations and group discussions will take place in the main building. Our adjunct building, the Cottage, is 30 yards from the main building, and features 6 bedrooms with private bathrooms and walk-in showers; max capacity 12; five rooms with two twin beds, one room with double bed. One unit is accessed by an outside spiral staircase. WiFi on site. The Pool House is 0.5 miles from the main building, about a 10 minute walk down a village road, and features 4 efficiency units with private bathrooms and walk-in showers, fridge, stove, kitchen utensils, small sitting area and WiF; max capacity 8, there are two units with two twin beds, and two units with one double bed. Shuttle service offered to and from the main building.





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