Trips & Travel

The Mentor Senior Center offers dozens of one-day, multi-day and lunch-time trips and travel programs each year. From casino tours to trips to explore points of interest in California’s wine country, Mentor seniors are always traveling. To register for any of these trips, please visit the Mentor Senior Center or call (440) 974-5725 for details.

Activity levels are provided for each trip:

Mild May require some leisurely walking. There may be minimal steps or uneven surfaces and some standing.
Moderate May require moderate walking and extended standing. There may be steps or uneven surfaces.
Strenuous May require extended periods of walking and standing. There may be numerous steps or uneven terrain.


Out To Lunch Bunch
These popular trips depart from and return to the Mentor Senior Center. Times vary. Trips can be paid for in person at the Mentor Senior Center with cash, check or credit card. You may also register by phone with a credit card by calling the Mentor Senior Center at (440) 974-5725. Dates and locations could change, so check the Mentor Senior Center’s newsletter for more details or call the center at (440) 974-5725.  Get A Lunch Bunch Monthly Trip Flyer Here


Highlights of Cleveland
We will start at the Western Reserve Historical Society in University Circle, for a look at the restoration of the Euclid Beach Carousel, in its new setting. Then, we’ll meet “Big Angelo” and enjoy lunch at Nido Italia. You will feel as if you’ve stepped into the Godfather movie at this classic Little Italy Restaurant. You will have free time after lunch to visit the shops, boutiques and bakeries of this old-style neighborhood. Completing our day will be a delightful afternoon cruise aboard the Goodtime III. Enjoy a relaxing narrated cruise to learn about the Cuyahoga River and the skyline of Cleveland.  Refund Deadline: June 11.   Activity Level: Moderate  #27867
Friday, July 11, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Resident:/Nonresident: $69

Taste of Home Tour
We’ll pick up a local guide who will give us a back roads tour. Our first stop will be at Warther Carvings where we’ll see these priceless works of art, see the button house and the knife carving area. Other stops include a cheese house, Coblentz Chocolates and a Swiss Village Bulk Food Store. You will receive a gift at each stop. An Amish family-style dinner is also included. Refund Deadline: June 24.  Activity Level: Mild  #27792  Trip Flyer
Thursday, July 24, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $82

Shawshank in a Day
Travel in Hollywood’s footsteps as you experience the highlights of the “Shawshank Redemption” and the filming sites in Mansfield, Ohio. A local guide tells Shawshank stories as we travel to the Ohio State Reformatory, Bissman Building, Central Park, Renaissance Theatre (where the movie premiered) and Squirrel’s Den. A luncheon with themed menu items such as “guard”en salad, pardon potatoes, cellblock chicken and prison pies.  Refund Deadline: July 21.  Activity Level: Moderate
#27790  Trip Flyer
Thursday, August 21, 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $75

Barbershop SING at Sauder Village
Join us as we travel to Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio on a special Saturday Summer adventure. We’ll have a buffet lunch in their beautiful Barn restaurant before the Annual Barbershop Sing performed by “The Men of Independence.” After the concert, we’ll visit the baker, the blacksmith, the broom maker and more as we discover this unique 1800’s Ohio village.  Refund Deadline: July 23.  Activity Level: Moderate   #27664
Saturday, August 23, 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $73

Mystery Tour #6
You can pick one of the two dates above to join us for another JKL Mystery trip full of surprises that combine unique areas, sites and attractions. (Lunch is included.) Every one of our JKL Mystery Trips is to an area we have not visited on one of our published trips. You need a good sense of adventure, a great sense of humor and comfortable walking shoes.  Refund Deadline: August 5 for September 5 trip and August 12 for September 12 trip.  Activity Level: Mild
Friday, September 5, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 12, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $79

Cruising on the Ohio River
A special fall cruise is planned for you on the Valley Gem in Marietta, Ohio. Take a scenic 4 + hour cruise on the Ohio River while viewing the lovely fall colors of the Ohio River Valley. We’ll enjoy the Captain’s lunch while cruising to the Willow Island Lock & Dam. Make your plans to sail with us on a voyage of color, beauty and fun!  Refund Deadline: September 4.  Activity Level: Mild.  #27656  Trip Flyer
Saturday, October 4, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $99

Ashtabula Covered Bridges
Calling all travelers who enjoy the pleasure of Mother Nature’s autumn artistry. We will visit Ashtabula County, one of Ohio’s most scenic areas, to view their charming and historic Covered Bridges. Our local guide will join us to walk the bridge site to learn the history, significance and secrets they hold (some bridges are over 100 years old!) We’ll have lunch at Grand River Cellars and complete our day visiting Patterson’s old-fashioned apple farm, with fresh apple cider and donuts.  Refund Deadline: September 10.  Activity Level: Moderate.  #29884
Friday, October 10, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Resident:/Nonresident: $59

The Manly Tour (women are welcomed too!)
We’ll start our day at the MAPS Air Museum. We’ll have a buffet lunch at the 356th Bomb Squadron and then visit the Blue Water Majesty Museum of hand-carved model ships. We’ll complete the day at the Canton Classic Car Museum showcasing over 45 vintage cars.  Refund Deadline: October 7.  Activity Level: Moderate.  #27768
Friday, November 7, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $73

Medieval Feast
The Riverside Inn is everyone’s favorite so join us for an afternoon of excellent food and entertainment. Leave your cares of today behind as you become guests at The Castle Riverside and take a journey back to the age of knights, damsels, jesters and jousts. Join in the fun as the knaves and wenches not only perform for you, but also serve a delicious feast . . . . eaten without utensils.  Refund Deadline: October 2.  Activity Level: Mild  #27655  Trip Flyer
Sunday, November 2, 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $87

Christmas Concert at Severance Hall
Bring family and friends to Severance Hall to hear traditional Christmas favorites by the Cleveland Orchestra and Choruses. The afternoon culminates in a joyous celebration with a sing-along, accompanied by the Norton Memorial Organ.   Refund Deadline: November 13.   Activity Level: Mild   #27657  Trip Flyer
Saturday, December 13, 1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $134



Sugarcreek Amish Country
You are about to embark on a two-day adventure to the 2nd most visited tourist destination in the state of Ohio. 40,000 Amish people live and work in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Our lodging is the lovely Carlisle Inn of Sugarcreek. They offer comfortable elegance in a charming rural setting countryside. We will tour the back roads, shops and learn about the Amish also enjoy great food! Travel insurance is available and recommended.
Registration/Final Payment deadline is May 16. Refund deadline is April 16. Deposit of $150 is due by April 16.
Activity Level: Moderate
Trip Flyer
#27667 Wednesday, July 16 – Thursday, July 17
$377 per person double, $457 per person single, $356 per person triple

Enjoy Boston, Salem & The North Shore. The trip includes 6 nights lodging, 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners. Highlights include guided tours of historic Boston, Lexington, Concord & Salem. Visit the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Faneuil Hall/Quincy Marketplace and Cambridge. We’ll also enjoy the Turning Stone Casino. Travel insurance is available and recommended.
Refund/Registration/Final payment deadline is June 1. Deposit of $150 is due by April 1.
Trip Flyer
Activity Level: Moderate
#28778 Wednesday, August 6 – Tuesday, August 12
$575 per person double, $775 per person single, $555 per person triple

Heart of Texas
Journey deep into the Heart of Texas on this fabulous 8 day, 7 night tour of the Lone Star State. Step back in history as you visit the 6th Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza, The Historic Stockyards of Fort Worth, the Alamo and LBJ’s Ranch. A tour of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, a visit to the state capital of Austin, a cruise along the famous Riverwalk in San Antonio and so much more awaits you. Airfare from Cleveland, 7 nights in wonderful 1st class accommodations and 11 meals are included. Travel insurance is available and recommended.
Registration/Refund/Final Payment deadline is July 5. Deposit of $300 is due by Thursday, June 5.
Activity Level: Moderate.
Trip Flyer
#27786 Thursday, September 18 – Thursday, September 25
$1999 per person double, $2674 per person single, $1949 per person triple

New York City Magic
Join us as with visit New York City. Package includes 3 nights lodging: 1 night at the Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, PA, 2 nights in Time Square. 3 meals: 1 continental, 2 dinners. Admissions: Broadway show, Top of the Rock, Ferry to Liberty & Ellis Island Tour, City touring by bus, Ground Zero & St. Paul’s Chapel. Luggage handling and snacks in transit. Travel insurance is available and recommended.
Registration/Final payment deadline is August 1. Refund deadline is July 1. Deposit of $150 is due by July 1.
Activity Level: Strenuous
Trip Flyer
#27787 Wednesday, October 1 – Saturday, October 4
$907 per person double, $1245 per person single, $811 per person triple, $753 per person quad

Branson Patriotic/Christmas Shows
Join us on this fun trip to the show Capitol of the World, Branson Missouri. We will see some of the top entertainers in Branson as they kick off the Christmas Show season and also “Salute the Veterans” during Veterans week. We will witness the country’s largest Veterans Day Parade. This is a great trip with top notch entertainment. Travel insurance is available and recommended.
Registration/Final Payment deadline is September 8. Refund deadline is August 8. Deposit of $150 is due by August 8.
Activity Level: Moderate
Trip Flyer
#27668 Saturday, November 8 – Thursday, November 13
$1075 per person double, $1402 per person single, $1023 per person triple



Trip Refund Policy
Please choose your trips carefully. Once you have registered for a trip there will be no full refunds unless the Senior Center cancels the trip. An administrative charge of $10 will be assessed on cancellations. Trip refunds will be available until the date specified, minus the $10 administrative fee. Prevent the $10 administrative fee by transferring the full trip amount to another trip/class/program within the same season.Participants assume risk of change in personal circumstances or health. After the cutoff date, there are no refunds unless the reservation can be resold.