Travel to Angels' Rest
Use the map or read the Travel Instructions below from popular starting points.
GOOGLE MAPS DIRECTIONS
GOOGLE MAPS DIRECTIONS
- 2 hours from Boston, MA 1 1/2 hours from Hartford, CT
- 2 1/2 hours from Albany
- 3 1/2 hours from New York City
- 25 minutes from Bratleboro, VT, 35 minutes from Northampton, MA.
Angels' Rest is located in the town of Leyden, Massachusetts, which is roughly 9 miles from I-91 in Greenfield and 5 miles from the Vermont border. It is a rural town of 800 people, and the town center consists of a town hall, a church and a small library.
By Bus: Peter Pan Bus Lines goes to Greenfield, Massachusetts. From there you can take an Ace Cab at (413) 773-9063 to Angels' Rest at 63 North County Road in Leyden, MA or call the retreat center 413 772 0648 to arrange pickup in advance.
By Train: Amtrak goes to Brattleboro, VT, which is 20 minutes from Angels' Rest. From there you can take Brattleboro Taxi at (802) 254-6446 to Angels' Rest at 63 North County Road in Leyden, MA or call the retreat center at 413-772-0648 to arrange pickup in advance.
By Airplane: The closest airport is Hartford, Connecticut (Bradley International), which is a lilttle over an hour away. Valley Transporter does airport transfer for @$55 one-way and is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST at (413) 253-1350 or (800) 872-8752. Have them take you to the Rodeway Inn (in Greenfield, MA). From there you can take an Ace cab (773-9063) directly to Angels' Rest for @$20 or call the retreat center 413-772-0648 to arrange pickup in advance.
From New York City area and South: Take 95N or 15N (Merrit Parkway) to 91N towards Hartford. Then follow directions below*.
From Albany and West: Take 90 Mass. Pike to 91N (exit 4). Then follow directions below*.
FROM 91N: Proceed east to intersection of 91 and 2W, exit 26 "Greenfield" (Massachusetts, not Connecticut). At the rotary, take Route 2 west (.1 mile) to stoplight. Turn RIGHT on Colrain Road. Follow Colrain Road until you pass a convenience store (Harper's) on your left. Turn RIGHT on Nashs Mill Road. Nashs Mill ends on Leyden Road. Turn LEFT and follow Leyden Road for 8.8 miles. Stay on main road and do not take any right forks. Towards the end of this ± 7 miles, you'll pass a graveyard on your left and you'll come to a choice of straight on Mid County Road or following the road as it road curves to the right. Proceed STRAIGHT up the hill on Mid County Road. Follow Mid County until it ends at a stop sign and the road turns into West Leyden Road. Follow West Leyden straight up the hill until you turn RIGHT on North County Road. Proceed .3 miles until you see the Angels' Rest sign. Park IN the driveway following the directions below.
FROM 91S: Take Highway 91 to exit 1, Brattleboro, VT. Go west/south (right turn) on 5 towards Guilford (1 mile). Turn right just after the Guilford Country Store at Guilford Center Road Follow this road 1.7 miles . Turn left onto Weathershead Hollow Road. Go 7.4 miles. Turn right on Zimmerman Hill Road. Go up the hill. Turn left at the T towards the little Leyden triangle (a few yards only). At the triangle, turn right towards Colrain and West Leyden Road. Continue 3/4 mile, following the sharp hairpin turn to the right. Go up the hill and take your first right onto North County Road. Go .3 miles to Angels' Rest sign on right and enter drive, following parking directions below
FROM Route 2: Follow route 2 going west past Turners Falls. Follow signs for 2W. Exit at "5 and 10 Greenfield" and turn left off exit. Turn right at first light onto Silver Street. Go to end and turn right onto Leyden Rd. (left is Conway St.). Follow Leyden Road. Stay on main road and do not take any right forks. Towards the end of this 7.1 miles, you'll pass a graveyard on your left and you'll come to a choice of straight on Mid County Road or following the road as it road curves to the right. Proceed STRAIGHT up the hill on Mid County Road. Follow Mid County until it ends at a stop sign and the road turns into West Leyden Road. Follow West Leyden straight up the hill until you turn RIGHT on North County Road. Proceed .3 miles until you see the Angels' Rest sign. Park IN the driveway following the directions below.
SNOW (NO 4WD): After the graveyard, the road curves to the right. Don't go up the hill on Mid County Road. Bear right on the same road to the very top of the hill where there's a little white and black sign that points towards "West Leyden" and "Colrain." Turn LEFT here. After this turn, you'll see the Leyden Town Hall on your left and a white church on your right. Continue 3/4 mile and turn RIGHT at the hairpin curve ("Leyden" sign). Go up the hill and take you first RIGHT onto North County Road. Angels' Rest is .3 miles on the right. Park IN the driveway following the directions below.
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: On the left side of the driveway, please park perpendicular to the side of the driveway facing into the woods . On the right side of the newly expanded driveway, cars should be parked along the hillside. Please keep in mind that there must be room for an emergency vehicle to access the buildings via the driveway. Thanks!
For the sake of our pristine environment, please carpool whenever possible.