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The Nature Institute
20 May Hill Road
Ghent, New York 12075

Tel: (518) 672-0116
Fax: (518) 672-4270
Email:
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Directions to The Nature Institute

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From Great Barrington/Berkshire region
From Route 7 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, take Route 23 West, approximately 1.6 miles to Rt. 71 West. Follow Route 71 for approximately 8 miles, and take a left onto 22 South. Follow 22 for approximately 3 miles, to a subtle intersection with Route 21. (There will be a blue county road sign indicating this intersection). Go right on Route 21, and follow that for approximately 6.5 miles. (You will pass Hawthorne Valley Farm and School in Harlemville.) After you go through the village of Harlemville, you will take your first right onto May Hill Road. (If you reach the Taconic Parkway on-ramps, you have gone too far.) On May Hill Rd. The Nature Institute is the first driveway on the right. It is a yellow two-story house.

From Hudson, New York
Take Route 23B East from Hudson. (Later it becomes Route 23.) Exit left onto Route 217 through Claverack and Philmont, then past the Taconic Parkway on-ramps. (Just past the Taconic Parkway, the road name changes to Route 21C.) Approximately 3/4 mile past the Taconic Parkway, take a left onto May Hill Road. The Nature Institute is the first driveway on the right. It is a yellow two-story house. (If, when looking for May Hill Rd. you get to the Hawthorne Valley Farm/School, you have gone too far.)
Alternatively, see following.

From Hudson/points West
Take Route 23 East to the Taconic Parkway. Get on the parkway going north and get off at the first exit, for Philmont/Harlemville. Turn right off the exit ramp toward Harlemville (Route 217, which quickly becomes Route 21C). Follow this road approximately 3/4 mile to May Hill Rd. where you take a left. On May Hill Rd. The Nature Institute is the first driveway on the right. It is a yellow two-story house. (If, when looking for May Hill Rd. you get to the Hawthorne Valley Farm/School, you have gone too far.)

From Albany
Take I-90 East, to the Taconic Parkway Exit. Get on the Parkway going south, and travel for approximately 13 miles to the Philmont/Harlemville exit (Route 217). Turn right off the exit ramp toward Harlemville (Route 217, which quickly becomes Route 21C). Follow this road approximately 3/4 mile to May Hill Rd. where you take a left. On May Hill Rd. The Nature Institute is the first driveway on the right. It is a yellow two-story house. (If, when looking for May Hill Rd. you get to the Hawthorne Valley Farm/School, you have gone too far.)

From New York City
Take Sawmill Parkway to the Taconic Parkway. Follow the Taconic past Poughkeepsie, Kingston, and Hudson, to the Philmont/Harlemville exit (Route 217). Turn right off the exit ramp toward Harlemville (Route 217, which quickly becomes Route 21C). Follow this road approximately 3/4 mile to May Hill Rd. where you take a left. On May Hill Rd, The Nature Institute is the first driveway on the right. It is a yellow two-story house. (If, when looking for May Hill Rd. you get to the Hawthorne Valley Farm/School, you have gone too far.)

From Boston, via Highways
Take I-90 Mass Pike West. Cross into NY, through toll, then take the Taconic Parkway exit, following the parkway south approximately 13 miles to the Philmont/Harlemville exit (Route 217). Turn right off the exit ramp toward Harlemville (Route 217, which quickly becomes Route 21C). Follow this road approximately 3/4 mile to May Hill Rd. where you take a left. On May Hill Rd. The Nature Institute is the first driveway on the right. It is a yellow two-story house. (If, when looking for May Hill Rd. you get to the Hawthorne Valley Farm/School, you have gone too far.)

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