Trips and Tours


Trips and Tours

701   Behind the Scenes Tour of Nanticoke Gardens Greenhouses  Coordinator: Lori Wallace

Back by popular demand!  Our tour last year was wonderful, and we were treated like royalty! Many people have requested that we do it again! Have you ever wondered what it takes to grow all those annuals and perennials you see at your local garden center?  How do they get them blooming by May?  Since 1973, Nanticoke Gardens has been the area’s premier grower of high quality bedding plants and poinsettias; growing plants from seed or cuttings to provide their customers with the highest quality plant that has been acclimated to the area. Come join us for a behind the scenes tour of the Nanticoke Greenhouses at their busiest time of year, spring!  Tour will include both of their facilities! We can all meet at the Price Chopper Parking lot in Montrose and divide into carpooling teams or you may meet us at the greenhouses by 9:45am. Tour will take approximately 2 hours.

One Thursday, March 22nd, meet at Price Chopper at 8:30am
Meeting location: Price Chopper in Montrose for carpool or 1543 Union Center – Maine Hwy, Route 26 North / Endicott, NY (Please indicate on your registration form if you will be meeting the group at the gardens or at Price Chopper Montrose to car pool.)
Fee: $5.00


702   It’s So Much More Than Trout: Tour the State Fish Hatchery  Coordinator: Ann Vitale

Think bass, pike, pickerel, minnows, and catfish (really big catfish) and much more. The Pennsylvania State Fish Hatchery at Pleasant Mount has been in continuous operation since 1903. Eggs are fertilized here and shipped statewide. Hatchlings and fingerlings are fed and grown until they are big enough to stock streams and lakes. There are indoor tanks and runways and outdoor runways and ponds. Knowledgeable employees lead the tour, explain the technicalities of their jobs, and answer questions. Carpool meets at Price Chopper in Montrose at 9 a.m. Directions will be available for those who wish to go directly to the tour. Suggestion for post tour: continue to Honesdale for lunch and antiques hunting. Stop at Calkins Creamery for raw or lightly pasteurized cheeses from their own dairy cows.

One Thursday, April 26, Tour at 10 a.m.

Meet at Price Chopper, Montrose (Meet at 8:45 a.m. for carpool.)

 Fee: $5.00


703   Mackenzie-Childs Bus Tour        Coordinator. Michele Gottlick

Take a tour with us to Mackenzie-Childs in Aurora, NY, on beautiful Lake Cayuga. Explore the magnificent gardens; tour the 15 rooms of the three floors of the farmhouse; visit with the artisans in the dairy barn who are responsible for the handcrafted, hand-decorated majolica pottery, furniture, and home furnishings; and browse through the retail shop filled with tableware, home furnishings, and gifts. Lunch on your own at one of the several restaurants in the picturesque town of Aurora. Register early! Maximum capacity of 14; will cancel if fewer than 10 registrants.  Deadline to register 4/8/18

One Thursday, May 10,

Meet at 7:30 am at Price Chopper, Montrose to board the bus

Fee: $35.00


704   Bus Trip to The Corning Museum of Glass      Coordinator: Michele Gottlick

Are you Interested in decorative glass and glassmaking? Join us as we explore every facet of glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. See more than 35 centuries of glass artistry in the galleries, explore glass innovations in the hands-on science and technology area, and watch live glass demonstrations. Bring your smartphone or tablet and headphones and connect to the Glass App with free WIFI. Trip is limited to 14 registrants; will cancel if fewer than 10 registrations. Fee includes ticket to the museum. Lunch on your own in the museum Cafe. Must register by 4/22/18

One Thursday, May 24,

Meet the bus at 7:30 am , Price Chopper parking lot, Montrose

Fee: $50.00