Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors (ORFS) visit VINS in Quechee, VT

Today’s weekly Tuesday 10 am gathering of the New Hampshire and Vermont Outdoor Recreation for Seniors, nicknamed ORFS, is at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, identified as VINS, along the banks of the Ottauquechee River in Quechee, VT. Its neighbor is the picturesque Quechee Gorge on Vermont Route 4.
VINS is located on 47 acres of forest, meadow, and rolling hills, and features state-of-the-art rehabilitation enclosures that houses hawks, eagles, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey. Plus turtles and snakes. Today the raptors will demonstrate their flying skills to us. 

VINS in October 2019 opened their awesome $1.6 state-of-the-art handicap accessible Forest Canopy Walk that provides treetop views 50 plus feet above ground. This magnificent walkway is breathtaking. 

Thank you very much to the staff and volunteers of VINS. Your hospitality, education sessions, tours, and your beautiful facility are very much appreciated.

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Who are the ORFS?
The Outdoor Recreation for Seniors (ORFS) group meets every Tuesday year-round at 10 am. In the summer we kayak/canoe, swim and hike. In the fall we hike, and in the winter we snowshoe and cross-country ski. Our trips are from 1-1/2 to 2 hours, followed by lunch.

Directions and location are available for our Tuesday 10 am outings via email and the monthly New London Chapin Senior Center Courier newsletter. To learn more and join, contact the Chapin Senior Center at 357 pleasant Street, PO Box 1263, New London, New Hampshire 03752 or go to their web site at

ORFS is a very informal group and participation is for all outdoor enthusiasts wanting guaranteed good exercise with a friendly fun group.
" Everyone must do something. I believe I will go outdoors with family and friends"

Steve's 6th book is now available. Outdoor Play "Fun 4 Seniors" Volume III has trip preparations, routes, and narratives of bucket list places to go. Motivate friends and family to make the outdoors a key component of their daily life.

Steve’s books are also available as hardcopy and e-Books at Kindle and Morgan Hill Bookstore, New London, NH.

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