Sit back and enjoy the fall foliage and scenery as we make our way to Newark, Ohio. There will be an early morning rest stop where you may take in breakfast, or just a cup of coffee, prior to our arrival at our destination, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
What a beautiful time of year to explore the over 2,000 acres of plants, gardens and natural areas of the extraordinary DAWES ARBORETUM. We'll begin with a forty-five-minute narrated Wagon Tour of the Arboretum offering fun facts and history. Also, included will be a House Tour of The Daweswood House Museum featuring 19th and 20th century antiques and memorabilia that reflect the lifestyle and collecting interests of the Dawes family. Be sure to stop in their gift shop which offers a variety of items to peak your interest.
Lunch today will be at the historic BUXTON INN which was built in 1812 and showcases beautiful formal gardens and picturesque fountains and porches. The menu today features pasta with meat sauce, pasta olio with broccoli, traditional tossed salad, fresh bread and beverage.
After lunch, there will be time to do some exploring and shopping in downtown Granville. We'll then depart for Utica, Ohio and a stop at VELVET ICE CREAM, home to YE OLDE MILL. Here we will enjoy a factory tour featuring the ice cream viewing gallery and the historic 1817 grist mill with water wheel. And, we certainly won't leave until we have a taste of their delicious homemade ice cream.
On Thursday, September 28, 2017, we will depart via deluxe motorcoach from the parking lot behind the Duane Building on Black River Lane at 6:45 AM. At 7:00 AM we will arrive and load at Sheffield Center on Rt. 254 (North Ridge Road), in the parking lot in front of, and directly south of the Buckeye Community Bank. Please do not park in front of the bank. Our approximate arrival time home will be 6:15 PM at Sheffield Center and 6:30 PM at the parking lot on Black River Lane.
The cost, which includes transportation via deluxe motorcoach; admission and programs at The Dawes Arboretum; lunch at the Buxton Inn; tour and ice cream at the Velvet Ice Cream Company; and tour escort from Footprint Tours, Inc. is:
Discount price - $ 92.00 p.p. on or before September 13, 2017
Full price - $97.00 p.p. after September 13, 2017
Make check or money order out to Footprint Tours, Inc. and mail along with reservation form to: Footprint Tours, Inc., 401 Broadway Avenue Suite B, Lorain, Ohio 44052.
DEADLINE DATE: September 13, 2017
CANCELLATION FEE: Before Sept. 13: $10.00 will be retained; After Sept. 13: No Refund