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Discover the beauty of spring in the most rugged mountains in Appalachia! Led by our education staff, daily hikes will explore the cultural and natural history of this region with its unique traditions and rich biodiversity. Start each day with a hot breakfast then pack a lunch, grab your daypack and head out on the trail.

Daily hikes of 5 to 13 miles bring you into contact with the varied plant life, sparkling mountain streams and breathtaking mountain vistas of this ancient mountain chain. Wildflowers, rushing water, and the misty green of spring all combine to make this an unforgettable experience. In the evenings, enjoy a fine meal at the Institute followed by Appalachian music and stories or educational sessions. Program lasts from Sunday supper through Friday breakfast.

Cost: $779

Visit Road Scholar Web site or call (800) 454-5768 to register. Information and registration materials may be obtained through Road Scholar using program code 2263.

Cover photo by John DiDiego