Amish Acres

Amish Acres® Historic Farm and Heritage Resort is Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is America's most complete Amish heritage experience featuring historic interpretation, culinary and performing arts, lodging, and shopping.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Amish Acres Hosts Road Scholar Cycling Program This Week

Amish Acres is hosting its spring Road Scholar’s Bicycling through Amish Country program this week. The program, which draws riders from across the country, features four nights lodging in The Inn at Amish Acres plus twelve meals in the farm’s restaurant and along the routes. Participants ride 20 to 40 miles per day and enjoy the attractions at Amish Acres including The Round Barn Theatre’s 27th annual production of Plain and Fancy.
Riders are routed each day through Amish country in Elkhart and Marshall Counties, with stops at a one room school, country store, apple orchard, a quilting demonstration, buggy shop and Mennonite church. In addition Amish Acres provides all of the support along the planned routes including guides, rest stops, snacks, and fully supplied SAG wagon. They will learn the benefits of traditional farming without the use of modern equipment, see how traditional buggies and carriages are made, visit a traditional one-room Amish School to learn the ways of the Amish education system, and enjoy a professional live musical production in the majestic 1911 Round Barn Theatre. 
Road Scholar Adventures in Lifelong Learning are created by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. Its 8,000 programs are offered in all 50 U.S. states, as well as in 150 other countries. More than 5,000,000 people have taken Road Scholar trips. that now includes 7,100 programs, dividing them into the categories of theme-based, inter-generational, outdoor adventures, service learning, adventures, and independent city discoveries. The programs designed for seniors include birding, multi-sport adventures, walking, hiking, and water sports.
Road Scholar Bicycling programs are available in Ireland, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and the Czech Republic in Europe and Quebec in North America.
Bicycling in Amish Country is Road Scholar’s only bicycling program in Indiana. The eight other bicycling programs in the United States include the C&O Canal Towpath National Park, Ipswich, Mass, Root River Trail in Minnesota, Katy Trail across Missouri, Urban Cycling New York City, Portland, Oregon, Custer South Dakota, Arches and Canyon lands National Parks Moab, Utah, and Wallops Island, Virginia.

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