WitS: Women in the Spirit - Annual Retreat

Directions to WitS Retreat at Pilgrim Pines

PILGRIM PINES CAMP & CONFERENCE CENTER
220 W Shore Rd, Swanzey, NH 03446

From Boston:

Take Route 95/128 to Route 2 West (EXIT 29B). Follow Route 2 West to Route 140 North (EXIT 24B). Follow Route 140 to Route 12 North. Follow thru Winchendon, MA, and Fitzwilliam and Troy, NH. After passing thru the center of Troy, you will travel a two mile long downgrade. At the bottom of this downgrade, you will pass a "Coach and Four Motor Inn" on your left. A half mile beyond this, turn left onto Flat Roof Mill Road. (If you pass the Toyota/Volvo/Honda Dealerships, you have gone too far.) Follow Flat Roof Mill Road, which becomes South Road to Route 32 North. Turn right onto Route 32 then an immediate left onto Swanzey Lake Road. Follow approximately 2.2 miles to West Shore Road. Turn right at the "Pilgrim Pines One Mile" sign.

Alternate Route: Take Route 95/128 to the MassPike/Route 90 (EXIT 25). Follow the MassPike/Route 90 West to Route 495 (EXIT 11A). Take Route 495 North to Route 2 West (EXIT 29B). Follow directions above from this point. This route avoids numerous traffic lights and dangerous undivided roadway on Route 2 between Lexington and Concord.

From Hartford/Springfield:

Take Route 91 North. In Massachusetts, take Route 10 North (EXIT 28A). (Traveling thru Massachusetts, you will pass several exit signs reading Routes 10/5. Stay on Route 91 to the above exit number.) Four miles after passing thru the center of Winchester, NH, turn right onto Westport Village Road. This road is just past the Shamrock Realty building on the right. On Westport Village Road, bear right at the fork. Turn right onto Swanzey Lake Road. Follow Swanzey Lake Road for 1.8 miles then bear left onto West Shore Road at the "Pilgrim Pines One Mile" sign.

From Rhode Island:

Take Route 295 or Route 95 to 146 North. Merge onto Route 290 N for about 2 miles, then take 190 North. Proceed about 18 miles as 190 ends and merges onto Route 2 West. Take Route 2 for about 10 miles to 140 North. Follow Route 140 to Route 12 North. Follow thru Winchendon, MA, and Fitzwilliam and Troy, NH. After passing thru the center of Troy, you will travel a two mile long downgrade. At the bottom of this downgrade, you will pass a "Coach and Four Motor Inn" on your left. A half mile beyond this, turn left onto Flat Roof Mill Road. (If you pass the Toyota/Volvo/Honda Dealerships, you have gone too far.) Follow Flat Roof Mill Road, which becomes South Road to Route 32 North. Turn right onto Route 32 then an immediate left onto Swanzey Lake Road. Follow approximately 2.2 miles to West Shore Road. Turn right at the"Pilgrim Pines One Mile" sign.

From Cape Cod:

Take Route 495 North to Route 2 West to Route 140 North. Follow Route 140 to Route 12 North. Follow thru Winchendon, MA, and Fitzwilliam and Troy, NH. After passing thru the center of Troy, you will travel a two mile long downgrade. At the bottom of this downgrade, you will pass a "Coach and Four Motor Inn" on your left. A half mile beyond this, turn left onto Flat Roof Mill Road. (If you pass the Toyota/Volvo/Honda Dealerships, you have gone too far.) Follow Flat Roof Mill Road, which becomes South Road to Route 32 North. Turn right onto Route 32 then an immediate left onto Swanzey Lake Road. Follow approximately 2.2 miles to West Shore Road. Turn right at the"Pilgrim Pines One Mile" sign.

From Eastern New Hampshire:

Take Route 101 West into Keene, NH. (After passing Route 93 in Manchester, NH, Route 101 becomes a very windy, undivided two lane road. For safety, it is suggested that headlights be used in daytime as well as at night.) In Keene, turn left onto Route 12 South. Go approximately one mile then turn right onto Route 32 South. Follow Route 32 past Monadnock Regional Junior/Senior High School. Two miles from the school, turn right onto Swanzey Lake Road. (Sign reads "Swanzey Lake/ Winchester"). Follow Swanzey Lake Road approximately 2.2 miles and turn right onto West Shore Road at the "Pilgrim Pines One Mile" sign.

From Maine:

Take Route 95 South to Route 101 in Hampton, NH.Follow "From Eastern New Hampshire" directions above.

From Vermont:

Take your best route into Keene, NH. In Keene, take Route 10 South and follow approximately 3-1/2 miles (from the Winchester Street intersection where Route 10 South makes a right turn) to the blinking light. At the blinking light, turn left onto N Winchester Street (Bob's Auto Repair is at this intersection) and follow to the stop sign. Turn left and drive thru the covered bridge. Turn right at the next intersection onto Homestead Avenue. Follow for 1-1/2 miles (past the steel silo on the left) to a left turn onto Swanzey Lake Road. Follow this road for 1.8 miles then bear left onto West Shore Road at the "Pilgrim Pines One Mile" sign.

From Buffalo/Rochester/Syracuse:

Take Route 90 East to Route 787 North in Albany, NY. Follow Route 787 to Route 7 East in Troy, NY. Follow Route 7 into Vermont where it becomes Route 9. Follow Route 9 thru Bennington and Brattleboro, VT into Keene, NH. Take Route 10 South and follow "From Vermont" directions above.

Flying to Pilgrim Pines:

There are three major airports that can be used if flying from great distances:

  • Logan International Airport in Boston, MA

  • Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT

  • Manchester Airport in Manchester, NH

Each of these airports have car rental agencies.

From (Boston) Logan Airport:

Follow signs to the MassPike/Route 90/Williams Tunnel (the MassPike/Route 90 now begins/ends at Logan Airport). Stay on the MassPike/Route 90 to Route 95/128 (EXIT 15). Go North to Route 2 West (EXIT 29B). Follow "From the Greater Boston Area" under DRIVING directions above.

Alternate Route from Logan: stay on the MassPike/Route 90 to Route 495 (EXIT 11A). Follow "From the Greater Boston Area" and the "Alternate Route" under DRIVING directions above.

From (Hartford) Bradley Airport:

Exit the airport to Route 91 North. Follow "From Hartford/Springfield."

From Manchester, NH Airport:

Follow signs to Route 101 West. Follow "From Eastern New Hampshire".

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PILGRIM PINES

Directions to Wits Retreat

Pilgrim Pines
220 W Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446

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