Peaks of New England Tour

Grasonville Senior Center has planned a Peaks of New England tour going June 21-25, 2010.  Travelers will tour the magnificent Green Mountains of Vermont and the spectacular White Mountains of New Hampshire to see some of the most picturesque and quaint areas of New England.

Highlights include a scenic train ride on the Winnipesaukee Railroad featuring unsurpassed views of lakeside scenery along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee complete with a homemade roast turkey dinner and all the trimmings served on board.  Travelers will delight in a visit to Franconia Notch – one of America’s top 10 most beautiful state parks known for leaving its visitors spellbound as they stroll along the paths among towering moss-covered granite walls, past cascading waterfalls, historic covered bridges, glacial boulders and much more.  Also included is a visit to the site of “Old Man of the Mountain” which was completed during the latter part of the post glacial period from 2,000 to 10,000 years ago. Visitors will find history, photos, stories and plans for a future memorial of this New Hampshire State symbol.  Other highlights include a narrated boat cruise on Squam Lake, known as one of the most peaceful and pristine lakes in the country and the 1981 film site of On Golden Pond.  Participants will enjoy a ride on Cannons Aerial Tramway ascending over 4000 feet for breathtaking views of some of the most beautiful scenery in the Eastern United States.  A visit to Moultonborough offers an especially scenic drive to see The Old Country Store & Museum.  This charming country store is 228 years old and offers an amazing array of items.  Participants will visit the Trappe Family Lodge to see the beautiful property, lodge, and gift shop and learn about the Sounds of Music family. Other educational and fun excursions include a tour and tasting at Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory and a tour of the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory to see where those lovable bears are born!

This 5 day / 4 night vacation cost $695 per person double occupancy. A $100 deposit (non refundable) is due at time of sign up and balance is due by April 30, 2010.  Optional travel insurance is available for purchase.

This package also includes luxury motor coach transportation departing Grasonville Senior Center, 2 nights lodging in Killington VT area, 2 nights lodging in Waterville Valley, NH area, 4 continental plus breakfasts, 3 delicious dinners, 1 exquisite luncheon at Trappe Family Lodge, a welcome reception at each hotel, an evening of entertainment in VT, 3 days with friendly local tour guide (will pass envelope to tip guide), fun and games en route, snacks each day, prizes and give-a-ways, baggage handling (one per person please), all standard taxes and gratuities and bus drivers tip.

Senior Center trips are offered to seniors first, and then as space allows adults of all ages are welcomed. To learn more about this or other great senior center trips call Grasonville Senior Center (410) 827-6010 or visit the center conveniently located at 4802 Main Street, Grasonville.