Trips

If you have suggestions about travel ideas, please contact the Senior Center office at 860-739-5859. We will consider all requests. Don’t be shy – tell us what is on your bucket list.

Day Trips are planned for the months of April through December. On average, there are 2 Day Trips per month scheduled. These trips are held in conjunction with Lymes’ Senior Center and Waterford Senior Services as a way to ensure enough registrations for a trip to run. Day Trips are open to adults.

Registration dates for Day Trips are noted on their specific flyer. It is important to register as soon as you can. If a Day Trip is full, be sure to put your name on the Wait List. If there are enough names on the Wait List, we will look to run a second bus or to schedule the same trip at a later date. If that happens, all names on the Wait List will be called first.

OVERNIGHT TRIPS/CRUISES

Overnight trips and cruises are scheduled throughout the year. Their duration is anywhere between 2 nights to 2 weeks. These trips are also held in conjunction with Lymes’ Senior Center and Waterford Senior Services as a way to ensure enough registrations for a trip to run. Overnight Trips and Cruises are open to adults.

Registration dates for Overnight Trips/Cruises are noted on their specific flyer. It is important to register as soon as you can.

See the below flyers for details about upcoming Overnight Trips for 2021 through 2022.

Day Trip – Jun 17th – Newport Flower Show

Day Trip – Jul 13th – Charles River Boat Cruise

Day Trip – Jul 27th – Whale Watch

Overnight Trip – Aug 2022 – Colorado Rockies 2022

Cruise – Aug 2022 – Alaska

Overnight Trip – Oct2022 – Shades of Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    SENIOR CENTER FUN TRIP: Toyo Hibachi & Asian Fusion, Colchester om Wednesday, June 8th

    Lunch with shopping afterwards. Departure time is 11:00am and expected return is 3:30pm. Trip fee is $5pp (transportation only).
    Open to Non-Residents if there is availability Non-residents will be charged a $1.00 surcharge.
    Senior Center Fun Trips use a bus from the Center for transport to and from destination. # of seats very limited. Registration begins the 1st business day of the month starting at 8am. Call the office to register and then make your payment by 4pm on the next business day.
    Registration begins Jun 1st

    Trips and Tours -2022

    Fri, June 17thNewport Flower Show- Eden a Personal Paradise. Free time for lunch on own & shopping at the Wharf area. Trip fee is $82 per person. Lots of walking. Registration now open.
    Wed, July 13rdCharles Riverboat Cruise, Boston, MA– Narrated cruise of the Charles River with lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Trip fee is $127 per person. Moderate walking. Registration begins May 2nd.
    Wed, July 27thWhale Watch High Speed Catamaran, Boston, MA-  3+ hour whale watch tour from Stellwagen Bank with free time at Quincy Market for lunch and shopping. Trip fee $126 per person. Lots of walking. Registration open now.

    Tue, Aug 17th – Providence Italian Style – Enjoy a walking tour of Providence showcasing the Italian connection. A delectable Italian style lunch on Federal Hill followed by a Venetian  Gondola ride. Trip fee $130 per person. Lots of walking. Registration begins June 1st.

     

    Mark your calendars – details to follow
    Wed, Oct 5th – Covered Bridges/Cathedral of the Pines
    Thu, Oct 20th – Jack-O-Lantern Spooktacular @ Roger Williams Zoo
    Wed, Nov 16th – Shopping at Woodbury Commons
    Sat, Dec 3rd – New York City on Own
    Wed, Dec 7th – Newport Playhouse – A Christmas for Carol

    Over the Hill Hiking Group- Fridays

    Hikers from other towns are welcome to participate.
    Medium hikes may have a few hills, rocks or beach sand.
    The difficult hike is more strenuous; participants must have completed two medium hikes.
    All hikes are approximately three to four miles long, and will begin at 9:00 A.M.
    Hikers who wish to carpool should meet at East Lyme Senior Center at 8:30 A.M.
    Distances, locations and leaders are subject to change, if necessary.
    All hikers must register for each hike by calling the East Lyme Senior Center – 860-739-5859.
    Hikers are to bring water and sturdy shoes; and lunch, insect repellant and sunscreen if desired.

    June 3, Pequot Woods, Mystic (Groton),
    Medium
    Leader: Chuck

    June 10, Candlewood & Avery Farm, Groton
    Medium
    Leader: Bob

    June 17, Mt. Archer, Lyme
    Easy
    Leader: Carol

    June 24th, Champlain South, Old Lyme
    Difficult
    Leader: Cindy

    Overnight Trips & Cruises for 2022

    No residency restrictions.  Detailed flyers available. Flyers can be mailed.  Registration begins on the dates noted.  Register as soon as you can.  Payments will be made directly to the Tour Company arranging the trip. Checks can be dropped off to the Senior Center office or mailed directly to the Tour Company.  In most circumstances, departure will be from the East Lyme Community Center Parking lot.

    If you’re interested we can email you the link to view the details of the trip and even to register online!

    Aug 12 – Aug 20, 2022 – 9 day tour or the Colorado Rockies. Visit four national parks and two historic trains that celebrate the can-do spirit of the Old West. Trip includes 11 meals, transport
    and transfers. $2999pp double occupancy. Trip insurance strongly encouraged for an additional $399pp. Trip presentation – Wednesday, February 23rd at 1pm.

    Aug 26 – Sep 2, 2022 – 8 day Alaskan Cruise onboard the Celebrity Solstice. Airfare included. See the wonders of Alaska from the comfort of a cruise ship. Depart from T.F. Green Airport in
    Providence, RI. Prices start at $2501pp not including trip insurance. If you’re interested we can email you the link to view the details of the trip and even to register on line!

    Oct 6 – Oct 15, 2022 – 10 day Shades of Ireland. Visit to Dublin, Blarney Castle, Kilkenny, Waterford, Ring of Kerry, and the Cliffs of Moher. Trip includes 13 meals, transportation and
    transfers. $3699pp double occupancy. Trip insurance strongly encouraged for an additional $399pp. Trip presentation – Wednesday, February 23rd at 1pm.

    **NEW**Oct 26-28, 2022 – 3 day Lancaster, PA – Sight & Sound Presentation of their brand new show “DAVID”. 2 nights, 4 meals, and sightseeing. $585 pp double occupancy. Trip insurance encouraged.

    Please contact the Senior Center office for additional information at 860-739-5859.

    Coming Soon for 2023
    April 15, 2023- Spain & Portugal, 12 Day Tour
    August, 22nd, 2023- California Dreaming, 8 Day Tour
    October 2023- Northern Italy and its Lakes, 9 Day Tour