Hayfield Quality Tours

Receptive & Tour Operator

Phone/Fax (518) 798-1253

PO Box 4042, Queensbury, NY 12804 • Doris Herwig, Tour Planner • email: hayfield@capital.net

Students, Schools, Reunions, Conventions, Bank Clubs

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Literally hundreds of accommodations, restaurants, and attractions abound in this region to satisfy the needs of students, families, and conventions. Just ask us.

IDEA CENTER
for Tour Operators, Wholesalers, Group Leaders,
Clubs, Banks, Schools, Students, and Meeting Planners

whose groups of 30 or more persons are traveling by motorcoach.

Let Hayfield Tours prepare an exciting tour for your group
from the Idea Center or from an idea of your own.

NOTE: These tours are not for individual travelers.

.......................... ..........Contact your local Tour Operator, AAA, Bus Company for tours you can join.

 

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INDEX OF  STUDENT TOURS
Tour # ST-1 - Educational Tours
Tour # ST-2 - Fun Tours
Tour # ST-3 - Agriculture Tours
Tour # ST-4 - Cultural Tours
Tour # ST-5 - Scout Tours


INDEX  OF  REUNIONS
Tour # MR-1 - Military Reunions
Tour # FR-1 - Family Reunions

INDEX  OF  MEETINGS  &  CONVENTIONS
Tour # SM-1 - Small Meetings
Tour # LM-1 - Large Meetings and Conventions

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STUDENT TOURS

Tour # ST-1 - EDUCATIONAL TOURS
Tour activities are at sites in and around Lake George.
Tours are designed to support and enhance Classroom Curriculum.



*** 4th GRADE:
NYS History from colonial period to present.
State Government - copies after Native American rules.

... NY State Museum. Spend overnight (with sleeping bag) at Iroquois Indian “long house”. Learn about the Iroquois from actual Indian presenters.
... Fort William Henry. See old digs, military firearms, exhibits, movie.
... Fort Ticonderoga. Participate in "America's First Victory" about Ethan Allen's capture of the Fort in 1775.
... Fort Edward. Archeological dig at French and Indian war post.
... Hudson Falls Intermediate School (gr. 4-5). Visit and experience colonial history day with venison stew, etc.
in spring.
... Grand Encampment of the French and Indian War at a fort.
... Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
... Saratoga National Historical Park.
Includes Schuyler House, Schuyler Monument of Victory, and 3200-acre battlefield. Visitors Center contains orientation film and museum.
... Benedict Arnold Boot Monument documents Arnold's heroic 2 battles of Sept. 19 during Revolutionary War.

... Watervliet Arsenal Museum. Story of America's development of the cannon and history of America's oldest continuously active arsenal.
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*** 5th GRADE:
US-Canadian history - geography - migration - economics.
Founding fathers.

... Presidential Homes of VanBuren, Coolidge, Roosevelt, Washington, Filmore, Grant.
... Tour Capitol of New York State.
... Hist’ry Myst’ry Game of yesteryear household items that our grandparents used regularly but most of us today have no clue what they are.
... International Childrens Museum, learn cultures, art, clothing, food, music from lands around the world.
... Montreal and South Shore Quebec, from Bonsecour to the underground city.
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*** 6th GRADE:
*** 7th GRADE:

Ecology

... Floating Classroom
on Lake George pontoon, study ecology with sampling equipment and microscopes.
... Garnet Digging. Keep what you find!
... World of Stone. Explore oldest rock in North America and largest marble cave entrance, plus huge Rock Shop, with hands-on activities from geode popping, ultraviolet discoveries, rock cutting, more.
... Diamond Prospecting. Dig for quartz crystals faceted by nature half billion years ago in shallow Cambrian Sea that lapped shores of ancestral Adirondack Mtns.
... World of Slate. How it was formed, why this slate is used in national landmarks (strength, beauty in architecture), why different colors, process of quarrying, and go down into the quarry and experience first-hand.
... Water at Work. 1.3 billion years old, stunning scenery, suspension bridge walkways, groomed paths along granite cliffs, cascading 700' waterfalls and dark whirlpools, pass thru primeval forest.
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*** 8th GRADE:
Causes of the Civil War
Underground Railroad
Abolishionists

...Stone Chair in the wilderness
...10 Talking Quilts
... Message Givers of clothes, colors, designs, drumming.
... Safe House, crawl down into hiding room.
... Area Abolitionists:

Solomon Northup, his home and workplace, and copy of “Seven Years a Slave”.
Rowland T. Robinson, farm home of Quaker farmer who housed and provided jobs for fleeing slaves.
John Brown, farm and burial ground.

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Tour # ST-2 - FUN  TOURS
Graduation trip, get-a-way trip, just have fun trip.

... Great Escape Fun Park & Splashwater Kingdom, a Six Flags Park.
... Horseback Riding
... Whitewater Rafting
... Canoeing
... Tubing and Island BBQ
... Roller Skating & Lazar Tag
... Go Karts
... Mini Golf
... Para-Sailing
... Gore Mt. Gondola Ride
... Fishing
... Wilderness Hiking
... Pizza and DJ Parties on land and on sea
... AuSable Chasm

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Tour # ST-3 - CULTURAL TOURS
Hands-on learning in the field

... Hyde Collection, art and artifacts dating from 500.B.C., classrooms.
... Dance
... Music and Opera Museums.
... Tiffany Stained Glass Church Windows.
... Chapman Museum of Victorian Era.
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Tour # ST-4 - AGRICULTURE TOURS
Hands-on learning in the field.

... Farmer’s Helper. Milk cows, feed chickens,
... Pack Demonstration Forest. Learn about forestry.
... Fish Hatchery. Hands-on fish hatchery operation.
... Logging Museum. Learn about logging and forest management.
... Wildlife demonstration and rehabilitation.
... Model Farmer. No fertilizer used, on terminal moraine, huge machines for washing potatoes and vegetables, provides talks about farming, chickens and more.
... Agway Store. Study of products for the outdoors.
... Deere Store. Study of farm equipment.
... Farm Visit. Horse, sheep, llama farms, learn about milk making, sheering, carding of wool.
... Maple Syruping.

... Horse Husbandry.

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Tour # ST-5 - SCOUT TOURS
Hands-on learning in the field

One of most popular programs. Active, fun, educational, yet time to relax and enjoy indoor pools and shop.
... Lake George Intro Tour
... Prospect Mt. Scenic Highway & Overlook. Breathtaking 5-1/2 mile drive to 2021’ summit for 100-mile view of 4 states and ruins of a hotel.
... Dinner at shoreline.
... Natural Stone Bridge & Caves. Massive stone bridge arch - largest marble cave entrance in east - Originally named Ponte de Dios (Bridge of God) by Spanish explorers, when Jacob Van Benthuysen, ancestor of current owner, received site in 1700's for Revolutionary War service. This unique natural phenomenon is not only beautiful but also extraordinarily rare feature of Adirondack Geology! Walk nature trails, see Bridge Arch, squeeze through narrow rock passageways, cut Mexican Geodes in huge Rock Shop. Place to discover “The Heart of the Earth”. Large gift shop too.
... Barton Garnet Mines. One of World's largest garnet deposits and garnet crystals, source for New York State Gemstone and January birthstone... garnet. Oldest family owned and operated mine in US. Receive pail and plastic bag and learn how to mine for garnet in the pond. Anyone can find a gem quality garnet without using tools and keep what you find. Gift store full of garnet jewelry too! 2400’ above sea level in the Gore Mountains of the Adirondacks.
... Pizza Party
... Parks Bentley House. 1763 Underground Railroad Safe House. Climb up into 1763 loft in original house, and then down into dark slave hole where escapees hid from slave hunters outside. Old one-room school house hosts 10 Talking Quilts Program to learn how these quilts gave messages of flight without making a
single sound
... Great Escape Fun Park. 125 rides, 7 roller coasters. All day. Large park owned by Six Flags.
... Dinner at Johnnie Rockets. A restaurant, not a fast food.
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MILITARY TOURS

............................................... ............Tour # MR-1 - MILITARY  REUNIONS

... Whitehall, birthplace of the US Navy.
... Continental Gunboat “Philadelphia II”. Board replica of 54’ boat used in Revolutionary War at Lake
Champlain and Lake George.

... NYS Military Museum,
houses military exhibits from Revolutionary War to contemporary military collections and one of most comprehensive compilations of military flags, artifacts, photographs and military records in the country.
... U.S.S. Slater, the only remaining destroyer escort afloat in America from World War II.
... Watervliet Arsenal,
America's oldest military manufacturing arsenal, installation of the U. S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.
... Empty Table Banquet.______________________________________________________________________________________

FAMILY REUNIONS

    1. Tour # FR-1 - FAMILY REUNIONS
      Call for planning assistance.

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MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS

Tour # SM-1 - SMALL MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS
Tour # LM-1 - LARGE MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS

Call for planning assistance
Full service, conceirge service, leisure time planning, meals and hotel arrangements.
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BANK CLUBS

We have numerous extended Bank Club tours to the Northeast:
LITERARY ICONS OF THE NORTHEAST
MOUNTAINS OF THE NORTHEAST
CANADIAN ST. LAWRENCE SHORELINE
ATLANTIC COAST
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD OF THE NORTHEAST
CRUISIN' AROUND THE NORTHEAST
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