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Post Escapade HOP Maple Syrup, Basin Harbor, and Lake Champlain July 29, 2016 After a wonderful week of Escapade seminars and workshops, you may want to take a relaxing but fun-filled tour around the area. Board a luxury coach with a knowledgeable tour guide, and enjoy the charming roads of Vermont. Driving along the shores of Lake Champlain, you will learn about the region’s rich history. First stop will be at the Dakin Farm, located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Champlain Valley. Featured on The Food Channel, Dakin Farm showcases a sugarhouse that has been boiling sap for over 58 years! See a King Style Maple Syrup Evaporator, which boils the sweet sap from the local hardwood sugar maple trees into the pure, yummy Vermont maple syrup, and see their USDA plant where meats and cheeses are smoked using the farm’s original 1800s Vermont recipes. Enjoy the spacious gift shop, which offers a wide array of Vermont specialty food products, including the famous Vermont Cabot cheese. Remember to taste their samples, too, especially some maple sugar in the “snow”! The Basin Harbor encompasses 700 acres with over a mile on the Lake Champlain shore, and has some of the most beautiful views in the world! Lunch will be included at the Basin Harbor Club. After lunch, enjoy a peaceful and scenic cruise on Lake Champlain aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel. After the cruise, visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and step aboard a 1776 gunboat replica Philadelphia II docked at the waterfront. Explore the lake’s 300+ historic shipwrecks, learn what made this area so pivotal to Benedict Arnold’s fleet during the American Revolution. Learn about the Native Americans, the early French explorers, the 26 steamboats of Lake Champlain, and the historic Champlain Bridge. Last but not least, “I scream for ice cream!” stop. Your Package Includes: Dakin Farm and hors d'oeuvres stop Taste the famous Vermont maple syrup Basin Harbor – some of the most beautiful views in the world! Buffet lunch is included at Basin Harbor Club. Cruise on Lake Champlain Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Stop - I scream for ice cream! A knowledgeable tour guide and narration of Vermont’s rich history. Private motor coach and driver for transportation. A HOP souvenir All taxes and gratuities Schedule subject to change. There will be a considerable amount of walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat, sunscreen, and a camera for those amazing pictures of Vermont! Prices for this HOP $89.00 per person To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873 After registering, you will receive a confirmation letter with the schedule of events and the location of the RV campground. The cost of the HOP does not include parking fees. For the Vermont Escapade, we are offering extended stays for the HOPs. If you are going on a HOP, please let them know when you register for Escapade. Note HOP attendees: If you register for a post-Escapade HOP, please come to the HOP table and pick up your welcome packet after you register for the Escapade. The HOP table is generally located near the registration table in Hospitality. This packet will have important information about the HOP that you will need prior to the HOP For more info on this HOP, click: https://www.escapees.com/skp_files/hop/event.php?id=27 See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Dr. Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.escapees.com/fun/hop Facebook: www.facebook.com/escapeeshops