Adult Trips & Tours
THREE EASY WALKS
Join us for one, two, or three easy walks mapped out by the Winooski Valley Park District. These parks are part of their huge park system and we are invited to use them any time they are open. On Wednesday, we will warm up at Old Mill Park in Jericho located behind the Old Red Mill. On Thursday, we will go to Salmon Hole Park off of Riverside Avenue in Burlington and meander along the River Walk. On Friday, we will head over to Colchester Point and do the Delta Park walk. Bring a full water bottle and wear sneakers or hiking shoes. Join us for some fresh air and light exercise, conversation and fun.
Senior Spirit Ride
Join other seniors as we take a cruise around Lake Champlain on a narrated tour aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III. Learn about the history of Lone Rock Point, Colchester Point, as well as Shelburne Bay and Dunder Rock… and if we are lucky, we may spot our famous lake monster, Champ! Coffee and assorted pastries included as well as pick up/drop offs at our Pine Street offices, senior centers and housing.
Hope Cemetery Tour
Take a tour of one of the most spectacular cemeteries in Vermont. Marvel at the life-sized “Palmisano”, the hand carved “Bettini” (a favorite chair), the “Corti” the couple being memorialized, and the “Orlandi” Greek Corinthian columns, amoung many others. Bag lunches will be provided and there will be plenty of time to wander and appreciate the work of some of the world’s most artful stone carvers.
LABYRINTH SERENITY WALK
Join us for a peaceful day of thought and reflection of the natural environment as you walk around an open labyrinth. Enjoy the three stages of the walk and perhaps you will find an answer you have been grappling with or come out looking at your life with a new view. Wear walking shoes and dress warmly. Also, bring a snack and full water bottle.
MANI AND A MEAL
Let yourself be pampered! You will enjoy a day of relaxation, a lovely manicure and lunch at the SPA at Stoweflake in Stowe, VT. The aromas will relax you, the soft music will lull you, and the staff will treat you with the utmost care. If we have time, we will also poke around Stowe and see what Main Street has to offer. Join us! You’re worth it!
Spring Mystery Tour
You’re an adventurous person, so sign up for our famous Mystery Tour! We will travel outside the city, have lunch and well… we can’t tell you the rest. Clues will be given on the minibus and prizes to those who guess the location ahead of time. It’s a fun day away!
Back by popular demand, this lovely drive to Newport, VT and to beautiful Lake Memphremagog to the Canadian border is a hit! (No, you do not need a passport!) Enjoy a nice luncheon and a personalized and informative talk by the Captain, Chris Johanson. Learn about the geological makeup of the lake and the various creatures that inhabit it. Giveaways on the ride home for those trivia game winners!
BURLINGTON EDIBLE HISTORY TOUR
Part food. Part history. The Burlington Edible History Tour takes you back in time to connect the history of Burlington’s early ethnic groups to their food traditions, when farm to table was a way of life. Over a 2-mile walk, you’ll discover the local ethnic history and food traditions of many groups, including Abenaki, African Americans, Yankees, Chinese, French Canadians, Germans, Greeks, Irish, Italians, Jewish, and Lebanese. To celebrate their traditions of eating local foods – often from their own backyards – we will sample food at five cafes and restaurants that serve local foods: ECHO, Maglianero, Church & Main Restaurant, Penny Cluse, and Juniper Bar & Restaurant. Along the way, you’ll hear fascinating and diverse stories such as the first recorded food cart on Church Street, owned by Jews from Latvia, and an Irish meat company that sponsored a German sausage maker who was about to be abandoned at Ellis Island. This tour offers a different side of Burlington’s rich history, uncovered by tour co-founders, Elise Guyette & Gail Rosenberg.
Lobsta FEST, NH
The Indian Head Resort in New Hampshire only does this event four days a year and we are booked! Join us for and early summer time event including a generous meal of “lobsta and steemuhs”, as well as non-seafood options, two free drinks, an exciting live show and time to shop. All taxes and gratuities are included! This trip is an all-day affair and there is moderate walking involved. The grounds have lovely gardens and a pond that you will enjoy. The drive is 2 hours and we will stop for breaks.
Adult Horse Camps
Join us for this Adult Camp experience! It is a three-day beginner’s camp. On Wednesday, you will learn about the special care of horses and ponies (how to feed, water and brush them, how to care for their hooves). On Thursday you will learn riding skills and be able to ride in the ring with instruction (walk, halt, steering). On Friday, if you are ready, and it is safe for you to do so, you will enjoy a leisurely ride on the beautiful shady trails of the farm. (This farm is not accessible/ mobility is essential and balance is a must!) Pack a lunch and bring a full water bottle. Wear footwear with a heel and long pants that allow you to move about comfortably. Helmets, transportation to the farm, instruction and other beverages provided. If you would like to sign up for the Friday session only you must have previous experience.
Stoweflake Balloon Festival
Join us for Stoweflake’s annual Balloon Festival. Includes air conditioned mini bus ride to the site, entrance fee, cheese and crackers and a beverage. Launch is around 6:45pm. Lovely balloons, food and party vendors, ice cream to purchase. Sit with us in our row of lawn chairs and watch the excitement and beauty. Bring a camera, a water bottle and a chair or blanket! Rain date is Saturday, July 8th.
A DAY IN THE MOUNTAINS
Join us in our air conditioned mini-bus as we travel Route 15 through Jericho and Underhill and enjoy the beauty of the mountains. We will dine at 158 Main, one of our all-time favorite eateries featuring VT farm-grown and raised food. We will wind our way up to the Notch and stop at a lovely covered bridge and dip our toes in the river. Bring your camera and your appetite!
A DAY AT SHADOW LAKE
Join us for our second tour of a little red and white one-room school house where a lovely lunch awaits. We will travel along highways and Byways, onto a gravel road to the school house in Glover and enjoy canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and that’s not all … fun activities await by the natural lake.