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SpiritHollow.org
2509 Shaftsbury Hollow Rd
North Bennington, VT 05257
802-447-3895
traceyforest@spirithollow.org


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Directions from Bennington:

At the four corners in Bennington (Fiddlehead and Merchants Bank), go RIGHT onto RT. 7. Stay on RT. 7 for about 2 miles; you will see the green road sign for MANCHESTER, RT. 7; take RT. 7 north to Manchester. Stay in the right-hand lane as you will get off at the first exit, EXIT 2 SHAFTSBURY. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto RT. 7 A North. Go 4.6 miles; you will see a sign “Shaftsbury Historic District” on the right and the H. Martinka John Deere Dealership on the left. TURN LEFT onto WEST MOUNTAIN RD. Go 4.7 miles to a stop sign (the road will change names–La Clair and then Murphy Hill, but you never turn off). Come to a stop sign at Bouplon Hollow crossroad and go 1/10th mile through the intersection; TURN RIGHT onto SHAFTSBURY HOLLOW RD. GO 2.5 miles to the very end. Turn LEFT at the mailbox 2509 and come up the driveway. You may drop your stuff at the house and, then, please proceed back down the drive to the designated parking areas.

Directions from points west of Shaftsbury:

From GREENWICH, NY, take RT. 372 east to Cambridge, NY. At the four-way intersection in Canbridge (you will see a Rite Aid), go straight through; you will cross RT. 313 and go straight on for 2.25 miles. Take the RIGHT onto CHESTNUT HILL RD; go 5 miles. Take LEFT onto SHAFTBURY HOLLOW RD (at b’josh Dairy Farm). GO 1.1 miles; turn left and go 1/10th mile. TURN RIGHT onto SHAFTSBURY HOLLOW RD. GO 2.5 miles to the very end. Turn LEFT at the mailbox 2509 and come up the driveway. You may drop your stuff at the house and, then, please proceed back down the drive to the designated parking areas.

Directions from points north of Shaftsbury:

Take RT. 7 south to Exit 3 ( Arlington and RT. 7 A). At the bottom of the ramp, go RIGHT and proceed to the bottom of the road. Turn LEFT at the stop sign onto RT. 7 A south to SHAFTSBURY. Go 6 miles (passed the Valhalla Motel, Governor’s Rock on your right, and West Mountain Animal Hospital on your left). Look for the “Apple Berry Farm” sign; turn at the next RIGHT onto WEST MOUNTAIN RD. Go 4.7 miles to a stop sign (the road will change names–La Clair and then Murphy Hill, but you never turn off). Come to a stop sign at Bouplon Hollow crossroad and go 1/10th mile through the intersection; TURN RIGHT onto SHAFTSBURY HOLLOW RD. GO 2.5 miles to the very end. Turn LEFT at the mailbox 2509 and come up the driveway. You may drop your stuff at the house and, then, please proceed back down the drive to the designated parking areas.

Directions to Spirit Hollow from Albany/Troy:

From Troy take NY Rt. 7 East toward BENNINGTON Take NY Rt. 7 East through Troy and Brunswick…when it hits the Vermont borader, it’ll turn into VT Rt. 9. East. Be ooking for 279 East, which is the bypass around Bennington. Take it. Within a few miles, it turns into Vt. Rt. 7 North. Take Exit 2, Shaftsbury. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto RT. 7 A North. Go 4.6 miles; you will see a sign “Shaftsbury Historic District” on the right and the H. Martinka John Deere Dealership on the left. TURN LEFT onto WEST MOUNTAIN RD. Go 4.7 miles to a stop sign (the road will change names–La Clair and then Murphy Hill, but you never turn off). Come to a stop sign at Bouplon Hollow crossroad and go 1/10th mile through the intersection; TURN RIGHT onto SHAFTSBURY HOLLOW RD. GO 2.5 miles to the very end. Don’t lose faith; we are at the VERY END… last mailbox. Turn LEFT at the mailbox “Forest– 2509” and come up the driveway.

Directions to Spirit Hollow from Western Mass:

Take the Mass Pike (I-90) West all the way till the end. Right after passing the last Turnpike Exit (Lee, Mass), you’ll leave Mass. Be alert; you’re looking for the FIRST EXIT once you cross into New York. It’s NY Rt. 22 North. Get onto Rt. 22. It winds along the spine of the Taconics and is a very lovely drive. You’ll be on Rt. 22 North for a little over an hour. Once you reach Hoosick Falls, NY, you’re getting close. A few miles after you pass through Hoosick Falls (still on Rt. 22), you’ll come to a stop at a Stewart’s on your right . This is the conjunction of Rt. 22 and Rt. 67. At that Stewart’s and junction, you’ll TURN LEFT. The road is now both 22 and 67. You’ll continue along for a few miles. You’ll see Rt. 6 7 turning off to the left at Benson’s Dinner. Rt. 22 continues straight and so do you–for just another mile or so. You’re looking for a sign on your RIGHT which says “To White Creek/Wash. Co. Rd. 68.” Take that Right. Go approx. a mile and Take your FIRST LEFT onto LINCOLN HILL ROAD. Follow Lincoln Hill Road for 5 MILES. It ends at a stop sign. Turn LEFT at the stop sign and take an immediate RIGHT onto SHAFTSBURY HOLLOW RD. (dairy farm there is a landmark). Go 1.1 miles to the end which is a stops sign. Take a LEFT and then and immediate RIGHT onto (again) Shaftsbury Hollow Rd. (this is the Vermont one; the previous one is the NY one). GO 2.5 miles to the very end. Don’t lose faith; we are at the VERY END… last mailbox. Turn LEFT at the mailbox “Forest–2509” and come up the driveway.


Where to Stay?

In the warmer months, we have some availability (please inquire) for camping and staying in tent cabins at Spirit Hollow.  We have outhouses and hot outdoor showers, but you would provide your own cooking and camping equipment.  If you are not interested in rustic accommodations,

We recommend all of the following hotels/motels/inns, all within 20 minutes of Spirit Hollow: