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

2014 ONE DAY TRIPS

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Dublin, Ohio
Faith and Begorrah, This is no blarney! Start your celebration early in the charming village of Dublin, Ohio. We’ll enjoy a guided tour, lunch at Mary Kelley’s Public House and a fine display of “Irish Dancing,” with local lasses.  Refund Deadline: February 14. Activity Level: Mild  #27661 
Friday, March 7, 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $73

Beer Tasting Tour of Greater Cleveland
Come join us for Round 2 as we sample twelve different beers of some of Cleveland’s very own micro-breweries. At each micro-brewery we’ll have a presentation on 3 different samples (4.75 oz) so you will enjoy the amazing taste that fresh, craft beer offers. We’ll have “small plates” at each brewery, however, you will have the chance to order more food if you would like. In heaven, there is no beer, that’s why we drink it here. Refund Deadline: February 21.  Activity Level: Moderate  #27663  Trip Flyer
Friday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $69

Historic & Ethnic Cleveland – Part 2
Just like Part 1, we will combine history, surprises and lunch to give you a view of the rich tapestry of culture and heritage that makes Cleveland a unique mosaic of people and places. We’ll see renovated League Park, original home of the 1881 Cleveland Spiders, Coventry-on-the-Heights, and a kosher grocery store and enjoy lunch at an authentic Hungarian Restaurant. In the afternoon we’ll see Slavic Village and Tremont. Join us for a whirlwind tour personally escorted by John from JKL Tours. Refund Deadline: March 26.  Activity Level: Mild  #27866  Trip Flyer
Wednesday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $68

Oglebay Garden Tour – Behind-the-Scenes
Welcome Spring in scenic West Virginia at the majestic Oglebay complex and take in their early season blooms. We’ll start with lunch at the Wilson Lodge before our own private, behind-the-scenes tour of the Bissonnette Gardens and the All American Selections Display Gardens. Our tour includes the Oglebay Family Mansion Museum, before we have time to shop at the Hilltop Shops or stroll in the gardens.  Refund Deadline: March 24.  Activity Level: Mild  #27662  Trip Flyer
Thursday, April 24, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $76

Vintage Ohio Wine Tasting Tour
We are spending our day in search of the nectar of the gods. We’ll be exploring wineries in the Sandusky and Castalia areas. Watch for more details at a later date. This trip sells out fast.  Refund Deadline: April 16.  Activity Level: Mild   #27767  Trip Flyer
Friday, May 16, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $69

Lolly the Trolley Plus Lakeview Cemetery
More than 20 miles of facts and fun are covered in a two-hour sightseeing tour of Cleveland. This narrated tour drives by The Flats, Downtown Cleveland, The Warehouse District, Ohio City, The Cleveland Clinic, Playhouse Square and much more. Lunch at the Mongolian Grill is included. Next we’ll travel to Lakeview Cemetery for a tour of this historic cemetery.  Refund  Deadline: April 18.   Activity Level: Mild   #27793  Trip Flyer
Monday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $76

Island Cruising
Join us for this summer escape to the Lake Erie Islands. We will travel on the Goodtime I to Put-In-Bay and will tour the island’s attractions by tram. Next we will journey to Kelley’s Island to explore this island gem. Time will be given on each island to explore on your own. Admission to the Perry Peace Monument & Winery, Glacier Grooves and lunch is included.  Refund Deadline: May 17.  Activity Level: Mild.  #27654  Trip Flyer
Tuesday, June 17, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $99

Hocking Valley Railroad
Take a historic ride in a vintage 1920’s coach, a 1930’s heavy-weight coach or an open air car. We’ll hear a narration about the area and enjoy a box luncheon aboard the train. This tour also features a cruise aboard the Lorena Sternwheeler.  Refund Deadline: May 27.  Activity Level: Mild  #27796
Wednesday, June 25, 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $82

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
#27770
Friday, September 5, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
#27771
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

 

2014 OVERNIGHT TRIPS

Holland Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan
Each year, Holland’s Tulip Time proves that there’s a certain romance with the tulip . . . The fascination in the color and quaintness of old Holland transplanted to America. Package includes two nights of rooms, two breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners, one show, reserved seats to a parade, admissions to Windmill Island, Veldheer Tulip Gardens and Dutch Village. Travel insurance is available and recommended.
Registration/Final payment deadline is March 5. Refund deadline is February 5. Deposit of $150 is due by February 5.
Activity Level: Moderate 
Trip Flyer
#27772 Monday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 7
$398 per person double, $489 per person single, $376 per person triple, $358 per person quad

Toronto Tour
Toronto is Ontario’s most popular city to visit. Package includes 2 nights lodging at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 1 lunch in Niagara Falls, 2 dinners, a guided tour of Toronto, time to enjoy Toronto, time to enjoy Niagara Falls plus tickets to a show. The show will be determined at a later date. PASSPORT OR PASSPORT CARD REQUIRED. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Registration/Final Payment deadline is April 3. Refund deadline is March 3. Deposit of $150 is due by March 3.
Activity Level: Moderate 
Trip Flyer
#27869 Tuesday, June 3 – Thursday, June 5
$509 per person double, $670 per person single, $461 per person triple, $449 per person quad

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

Boston
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

 

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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.