August 25 – Sea’ing the South Shore
We have an exciting summer day planned! Our nautical adventure will begin with a visit to Scituate Light. Here we will have a local historian talk about the history of the light & its link to the War of 1812, the area, the storms, and the people who lived here. In 2001the Scituate Historical Society completed the Scituate Lighthouse Runway Exhibit, more than twenty graphic panels on the history of the lighthouse lining the walkway from the house to the tower, which we will also have a chance to view. If available that day, you can also climb up the lighthouse!
Next we will enjoy a special luncheon at the Barker Tavern in Scituate. The Williams-Barker house is said to be the second oldest standing house in the United States. In this historic building, the heavy beams and wooden walls, once pierced for portholes, bear witness to its use as a garrison in the year 1676. John Williams, the builder of the house, moved to Scituate with Mr. Hatherly from London. Tradition states that he was of the same family as Oliver Cromwell. In this charming setting we will enjoy your choice of Chicken Marsala sautéed with Marsala, mushrooms and sweet butter; or Herb Crusted Haddock broiled with a lemon caper beurre blanc; or Steak charbroiled with mushroom sauce. All of these will be served with Salad, Proper accompaniments, Coffee, Tea and Dessert.
After lunch we will hear about the history of the Pilgrims on the coach. We will see Plymouth Rock and board the Pilgrim Belle for a narrated cruise of the harbor aboard an old fashioned paddle-wheeler.
$101.00 per person includes luxury motorcoach round trip transportation, talk at Scituate Light, Lunch at Barker Tavern, Tour of Plymouth, Narrated cruise of Plymouth Harbor, gratuity to driver, and lots of fun!
Leaves at 8:30 am from the Hamilton COA and returns around 6pm.
Seating is limited for this trip!
Please make all checks payable to All Around New England and mail or bring the check to: The Hamilton Council on Aging, 299 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01982
September 19 – Marblehead
“Call it unique, picturesque, cussed, distinctive, pixilated, fascinating. Its people and history, its crooked lanes and irregular houses, its customs and humor defy conformity and dullness. The irreligious settlers, the adventurous fishermen, the zealous patriots of 1776, the daring privateers of 1812, the clipper ship captains and yesteryear’s fish peddlers imbued their town with a spirit as hardy as the rocky peninsula itself.”
We’ll have a guided tour of the Jeremiah Lee Mansion, a narrated bus tour of Old Town, Marblehead Neck and hidden treasures and lunch (on your own) at the 3 Cod Tavern, in the heart of Old Town and just steps from the harbor.
Beauport mini-bus (Limited to 12). Probably leaving the COA at 9am and returning around 3pm . Cost will be $25 for transportation, $10 for museum admission plus lunch.
October – Conway Scenic Railroad with Lunch at the White Mountain Hotel
A fall Foliage Day Trip you won’t want to miss !! All Aboard!
Join us for a delightful scenic foliage ride to Conway, New Hampshire. We’ll enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience as we journey along historic rail routes in vintage passenger cars traveling from the 1874 train station in North Conway Village to Bartlett and back again. We will literally go “over the river and through the woods.” After our train we’ll head to the White Mountain Hotel for a delicious lunch and incredible views. Nestled beneath scenic White Horse Ledge and Cathedral Ledge, this beautiful resort is truly world class. Choice of
Chicken Piccata or Broiled Schrod
$90.00 per person includes: Round trip luxury motorcoach transportation, driver’s gratuity, train ride, lunch, dining room taxes and gratuities