Getting to Rowe

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Updated Driving Directions

** Please use your own map in conjunction with these directions**

For GPS or online map services our address is: 22 Kings Hwy, Rowe, MA 01367
and it’s a good idea to look at our directions below – GPS and online directions sometimes try to send you ways that are slightly shorter but much more confusing and cell phones do not work at Rowe or in the surrounding area.

For those of you who may be traveling here by electric or hybrid vehicle, please note that we do have an overnight recharging station on campus.

From eastern Massachusetts

Follow Route 2 West, toward Greenfield. Interstate 91 South merges with Route 2 West in Greenfield, MA. WATCH THE SIGNS and get OFF I-91 at exit 26, the very next exit — just 2 miles — so that you stay on Route 2 West. See directions below, from Greenfield.

From the west

Make your way to Williamstown, MA following your normal route or GPS or online map service directions. See directions below, from Williamstown.

From Boston

Take Route 2 West, which joins Interstate 91 South for only 2 miles. Take Exit 26 off Interstate 91 at Greenfield. Continue on Route 2 West (aka Mohawk Trail). See directions below, from Greenfield.

From Connecticut

Take Interstate 91 North to Greenfield, MA and take Exit 26 onto Route 2 West, (aka Mohawk Trail). See directions below, from Greenfield.

From Vermont

Go south on Interstate 91 to Exit 26 – Route 2 West for Greenfield. See directions below, from Greenfield.
     
OR From the Burlington/Bennington side, take Route 7 South to Williamstown, MA. See directions below, from Williamstown.

From UPSTATE NEW YORK

From I-87, take exit 1N to merge onto I-87 N toward Albany International Airport/Montreal, then take Exit 7 for Troy/Cohoes. Merge onto NY 7 East towards Troy. Drive about 9 miles, then take a right onto Brick Church Road/Rt 278. Drive 2 miles and turn left onto NY 2 East toward Williamstown, MA. About 22 miles later, when you cross into Massachusetts, NY 2 E changes names to MA 2 E. Drive 5 miles further and you will reach Williamstown, MA. (Driving time from Troy to Williamstown is about 1 hour.) See directions below, from Williamstown.

From NEW YORK CITY

Option 1: come up through Connecticut. Take Route 684 North to Route 84 East for 68 miles to Interstate 91. Go north 64 miles on Interstate 91, crossing into MA. Take exit 26, and at the traffic circle take the 2nd exit onto MA-2 W/Mohawk Trail. You will be on Route 2 West. See directions below, from Greenfield.

Option 2: take I-95 N, Enter Connecticut, go about 70 miles, take exit 48 on the left to merge onto I-91 N toward Hartford, enter Massachusetts, drive about 100 miles, take exit 26, at the traffic circle take the 2nd exit onto MA-2 W/Mohawk Trail.) You will be on Route 2 West. See directions below, from Greenfield.

Option 3: (longer) take I-87 N (toll road) for about 110 miles. Take exit 23 to merge onto I-787 N toward US-9W/Albany/Troy. Then take exit 7E to merge onto NY-378 E toward S Troy. Continue onto Burden Ave. Slight right onto 4th St. Turn right onto Ferry St and continue onto Congress St. Turn left onto Pawling Ave. Turn right onto NY-2 E/Brunswick Rd. Follow NY-2 E, you will enter Massachusetts and continue onto MA-2 E/Mohawk Trail/Taconic Trail. Follow the signs to stay on MA-2 E/Mohawk Trail. You will have to turn a couple of times to stay on Route 2 – there will be signs. Route 2 will take you into Williamstown, see directions below, from Williamstown.

Option 4: the Scenic Route: (The nicest way, best in daylight, the choice of mellow folks who don’t like interstates). Drive the Taconic Parkway to the East Chatham exit. Take Route 295 East. Turn left onto Route 22 North. Turn right onto Route 43. Turn right on Route 2 East in Williamstown, MA. See directions below, from Williamstown.

From GREENFIELD, MA

(about 40 minutes) follow Route 2 West (aka Mohawk Trail) toward Shelburne Falls and Charlemont.  Go two miles past downtown Charlemont, and watch on the right for a blue sign for Rowe Conference Center. Take the next right onto Zoar Road, just before the Mohawk Indian Bridge over the Deerfield River. (If you pass the Mohawk Family Campground, you’ve gone too far. Turn around and turn left onto Zoar Road.)

 After you turn off Route 2, go 2 1/2 miles and turn right at the T in the road. After 3 1/2 winding, mostly uphill miles, (it may feel farther!) you will pass a white church on your left and several houses. Just before the top of the hill, bordered by a stone wall, turn right onto King’s Highway Road, and cross a little bridge by a waterfall. Proceed a hundred yards or so up the road, park in the parking lot on the left. Follow the sign to the white farmhouse to register. Leave your bags in the car until you find out which building you are in. Welcome!

From WILLIAMSTOWN, MA

(about 50 minutes) Take Route 2 East through North Adams. Follow Route 2 around the hairpin turn up the mountain. From this point continue on Route 2 for 13.2 miles, then watch for Mohawk Family Campground on the left. Cross the Mohawk Indian Bridge over the Deerfield River, and make the next left onto Zoar Road. (If you see the Zoar Outdoor buildings or the Charlemont gas station you have missed this turn – turn around, go a couple of miles, then watch on the right for a blue sign for Rowe Conference Center and take the next right onto Zoar Road.)

After you turn off Route 2, go 2 1/2 miles and turn right at the T in the road. After 3 1/2 winding, mostly uphill miles, (it may feel farther!) you will pass a white church on your left and several houses. Just before the top of the hill, bordered by a stone wall, turn right onto King’s Highway Road, and cross a little bridge by a waterfall. Proceed a hundred yards or so up the road, park in the parking lot on the left. Follow the sign to the white farmhouse to register. Leave your bags in the car until you find out which building you are in. Welcome! 

The Mohawk Trail (Route 2) is probably the most famous highway in New England and rightfully so. There are few roads more beautiful. Enjoy the journey as well as the goal.

For more detailed directions, use the map below.

 Carpooling

Make New Friends and Save the Earth

We, as so many of you who come here, are concerned about our dependence on fossil fuels and the impact it has on the environment. At the same time we also know that now more than ever we need each other. We need to find places to connect with like-minded people, whether to come together to look for ways to find solutions to our current crisis, to express our creativity, or to come to rest, relax, and rejuvenate, as a way of nourishing our soul.

Carpooling is a great way to share resources, save money, and, possibly meet a new friend. If you’re interested, please let us know and we’ll do our best to help you connect with people in your area.

In the information below, please note that for bus, airport, and train pickups, couples are charged one pick-up fee (individuals being picked up at the same time are charged one fee each). Group members are charged the full fee each:

 Buses 

Peter Pan Bus lines ( 1-800-343-9999) runs from Boston to Greenfield, MA, which is about 40 minutes from Rowe, and from New York City to Williamstown, MA, which is about 40 minutes from Rowe, and stop in Charlemont, MA, our preferred pickup site, which is only 10 minutes from Rowe.  You can check the Peter Pan bus schedules herePlease call at least a week in advance and we can pick you up in Charlemont, or in  Williamstown at 2:10, or in Greenfield. There is a $10 fee each way for a pickup in Charlemont, and a $35 fee for a one-way bus pick up in Williamstown or Greenfield. Before deciding to take the bus, please ask our office for a list of people who might be able to offer you a ride.

We provide bus pick-ups only during our business hours (9am – 6pm). If you will be arriving outside of those hours please contact one of the taxi companies below: 

Williamstown, MA
American Cab Company – 40 River Street, North Adams – (413) 662-2000
Norm’s Limousine Services- 573 Ashland Street, North Adams – (413) 663-6284

Greenfield, MA
About Town Taxi – 44 Bank Row Street, Greenfield – (413) 774-4000
ABC Cab – 305 Federal Street, Greenfield – (413) 773-9062
Ace Cab – 305 Federal Street, Greenfield – (413) 773-9063

Amherst, MA
Green Taxi – (413) 461-3099
Grab a Cab Taxi – 83 Sunder Lund Rd, Amherst – (413) 923-1132
Celebrity Cab Co – 10 Gatehouse Rd, Amherst – (413) 253-7330

Springfield, MA
Yellow Cab – 622 Cottage St, Springfield, MA 01104 – (413) 739-9999

 Shuttle

If you can get to Greenfield, the Franklin Regional Transit Authority shuttle bus will bring you to the village of Charlemont, 10 minutes from The Rowe Center. We can arrange to pick you up in Charlemont at Avery’s Store. The shuttle arrives in Charlemont at 7:45 a.m., 11:35 a.m., 3:20 p.m., and 5:35 p.m. It also loops back to return to Greenfield at those times. The one-way fare for the shuttle is $1.50 and the trip from Greenfield takes approximately 45 minutes. For the complete Route 41 Greenfield-Charlemont schedule, click here.

 Flying Here

We prefer you use Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT (near Hartford), about an hour and 45 minutes from Rowe. If necessary it is also possible to use the airport in Albany, NY. We can help you arrange a pick-up from and to either of these airports for a $65 charge one-way. This ride service is available during business hours: 9am to 6pm. Please call at least a week in advance with the date, arrival time, & your flight number. Often it is possible to get a ride back to the airport with another guest.

It is important to arrive at the airport by 4:00 p.m. on Friday. That will give you time to get here, check in, find your room and bearings, and still be on time for dinner. We advise that you arrange your return flight with a departure time after 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. It is unlikely that we could get you to the airport before 4:00 p.m. Calling before you book your flight will allow us to help you coordinate your flight times with other guests’, conserving gas and reducing our environmental impact. (For any of the summer camps, please check your registration receipt for arrival and departure times.)

Train

The Amtrak station in Greenfield connects with New York City, Washington, D.C., and other cities north and south, Please check the Amtrak schedules online here. There is a $35 fee for a one-way pickup at the Greenfield train station. There is a $50 fee for pickups at the Northampton, Springfield, or Pittsfield train stations.

Limousine Service

Coming in at an odd time? Or want to treat yourself? Have a limo waiting when you arrive at the airport or train station. Contact Exclusive Car Service at (413) 534-3505 for rates and reservations.

Weather Advisory

We value our guests’ safety a great deal, so in the event of a travelers’ advisory, we’ll start the workshop on Saturday morning at 9 am and run through Sunday afternoon. It is beautiful to drive along the Deerfield River and through the mountains after a snowstorm, and our town road crews in Charlemont and Rowe do an excellent job of keeping the roads clear. If you do make it on Friday night you will be welcomed, fed, and have a relaxing, peaceful evening 

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