Eastern Townships
Hiking and Walking Classics in Quebec and Vermont: Stepping Out At Your Own Pace
Choose gentle walks or demanding hikes as you explore landscapes of Vermont and Quebec. Dive deeper into the local culture as you speak with historians and taste regional specialties.
Program No. 5448RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Take on some of the finest hiking and walking in Eastern North America, enjoying spectacular rural scenery as you explore the best of Northern Vermont and Québec’s Townships. Take a revealing look at Québecois culture, discovering the history, music, politics and culinary specialties of this unique area.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Flexible Activity Levels. Hiking 4-5 hours up nearby peaks. Hiking 3-4 miles over gentle terrain. Day packs required. Elevations above 3,000 feet.
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 intense hike or a gentle walk.
  • Along the trail, naturalists and historians interpret the history and scenery of Vermont and Québec.
  • Discuss Québec unique history, politics and culture while sampling the region’s great wines and cheeses.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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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.
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