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Directions & Drive Times

Hawthorne Valley is located in Harlemville, NY in central Columbia County, easily accessible via:

  • Taconic State Parkway
  • I-87
  • I-90/Mass Pike
  • Amtrak to Hudson, NY (with a taxi from the station)

Google Maps

To Farm, Store, and Association Offices

To Waldorf School

To Farmscape Ecology Program

Traveling from . . .

NYC & Surrounding Area

Via Taconic State Parkway – Travel time: 2.5 hours

  1. Take the Taconic State Parkway North until Harlemville/Philmont/217/21c Exit.
  2. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp heading East towards Harlemville and travel 1½ miles to Hawthorne Valley.
    - Farm and Association Administrative Offices will be on the Left.
    - Waldorf School will be on the Right.
    - To reach the Farmscape Ecology Program Creekhouse, continue through Harlemville and make your first Left onto Harlemville Road. The Creekhouse is about 1/2 mile up on the Left. It has brown siding and is visible from the Main Campus.

Via I-87

  1. Take the NYS Thruway to Exit 21
  2. Follow signs for Route 23 East and stay on Route 23 over the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.
  3. Follow Route 23 East to the 2nd traffic light (approx. 5 miles), which is the intersection of Routes 9H, 23, and 82.
  4. Make a left at the light onto 9H/23.
  5. Follow for 4 miles into town of Claverack.
  6. At light, make a right onto Route 23 East.
  7. Follow approx. 1½ miles then take a left onto Route 217 which branches off to the left (there is a sign for Philmont).
  8. Follow Route 217 through the town of Philmont and continue until it passes under the Taconic State Parkway, at which point the road changes to route 21C.
  9. Hawthorne Valley is 1½ miles from where the Taconic State Parkway crosses the road.
    - Farm and Association Administrative Offices will be on the Left.
    - Waldorf School will be on the Right.

    - To reach the Farmscape Ecology Program Creekhouse, continue through Harlemville and make your first Left onto Harlemville Road. The Creekhouse is about 1/2 mile up on the Left. It has brown siding and is visible from the Main Campus.

Albany

  1. Follow signs to Boston (Interstate 90 East).
  2. Take Exit B2 for the Taconic State Parkway.
  3. Head South on Taconic State Parkway and follow as above from NYC via Taconic State Parkway, exiting at the Harlemville/Philmont/217/21C.

Travel time: 40 minutes

Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire

  1. Connect with Mass Pike (I-90) heading West, crossing into New York State.
  2. Take Exit B2 for the Taconic State Parkway and head South.
  3. Follow as above from NYC via Taconic State Parkway, exiting at the Harlemville/Philmont/217/21C.