Travel and Directions
18 Schoolhouse Rd.
Conway, MA 01341 USA
Mohawk Trail Regional School24 Ashfield Road
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Travel by AirThe nearest airport to Tsegyalgar East is Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, Connecticut. www.bradleyairport.com From the airport, it is a one hour, 50 mile ride up the Connecticut River valley to Tsegyalgar. Logan Airport (BOS) in Boston is a two hour drive from Tsegyalgar. John F. Kennedy (JFK) or LaGuardia (LGA) International airports in New York City are a four hour drive.
From the Airport to Tsegyalgar:
- By Taxi - A taxi from the Bradley airport to Tsegyalgar (or another destination nearby) will cost about $150. This is a good price for four people traveling together, not so good for one person!
- By Shuttle - The Valley Transporter shuttle service can bring you in a van from the airport to any destination in our area. Prices vary according to distance (about $75. one way). You must call ahead and make a reservation. Tel. 800-872-8752 www.valleytransporter.com
- By Bus - The Peter Pan Bus Company can bring you as far as Greenfield. Schedules can be found here www.peterpanbus.com. Air travelers need to connect from the airport to the bus/train station in Hartford via a local bus ($1.30) or via taxi ($45). For local bus connections from Greenfield to Shelburne Falls, see Travel by Bus
- By Private Transport - It may be possible to arrange transportation between the airport and Tsegyalgar with community members by contacting our Gekös. Please advise the Gekös as far ahead as possible before your arrival.
- Transportation Information for the 2013 Retreat
with Choegyal Namkhai Norbu in Conway, MA:
Transportation to and from Bradley International airport is being offered by Harvey Kaiser and Tommy Burton (contact info below) for the following cost:
$35 one way single passenger/Bradley Airport
$20 one way per passenger for multiple passengers
$25 one way single passenger/ North Hampton
$15 one way per passenger for multiple passengers
Contacts: Harvey Kaiser-845.674.7020 / 845.687.9866 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tommy Burton-413-221-1684 / 413.391.1973 / 413-221-1684-cell - email@example.com
Travelers, please forward the following information as soon as possible for coordination purposes:
Date / Time of Arrival / Airline / Flight Number
(also corresponding information regarding a bus arrival)
Transportation to and from local bus and train connections and Boston Logan International airport negotiated with individual drivers.
Travel by Car to TsegyalgarFrom the South:
In Massachusetts take I-91 north to exit #24 for Deerfield/Conway. Turn right off the exit ramp on to Rts. 5 & 10. At the 3rd set of lights take a left on to Rte 116 north. Follow Rt 116 ten miles uphill into the center of Conway. Continue on Rt. 166 through the center of the village and past Bakers' convenience store on the left. Continue up the hill a short way. Where Rt 116 curves right, take a left onto Maple Street and another immediate left onto the very steep Schoolhouse Road, where you will see Dzogchen Community welcome sign. At the top of the hill you will see the Yellow Schoolhouse.
From the North:
In Massachusetts take I-91 south to exit #25 for Deerfield/Conway. Take a right off the exit onto Rt. 116 north. Follow Rt 116 ten miles uphill into the center of Conway. Continue on Rt. 166 through the center of the village and past Bakers' convenience store on the left. Continue up the hill a short way. Where Rt 116 curves right, take a left onto Maple Street and another immediate left onto the very steep Schoolhouse Road, where you will see Dzogchen Community welcome sign. At the top of the hill you will see the Yellow Schoolhouse.
Google Map to TsegyalgarTsegyalgar East
18 Schoolhouse Rd.
Conway, MA 01341, USA
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Travel by BusThe Peter Pan Bus brings passengers from New York (via Hartford, Springfield, Northampton and Deerfield) to Greenfield; also from Boston to Greenfield. Schedules here: www.peterpanbus.com
There is local bus service from Greenfield to Shelburne Falls on the Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) Route 41 (Charlemont/Greenfield) Fare is $1.50. Find schedules here: www.frta.com
Travel by TrainThe Amtrak can bring you to Springfield from any major city in the U.S. Bus connections link Montreal to the Amtrak "Vermonter" in northern Vermont. Schedules and fares here: www.amtrak.com. From Springfield, continue to Travel by Bus.
Getting around the hilltownsThe retreat location is Tsegyalgar East, 18 Schoolhouse Road in Conway, Massachusetts. Weather permitting, there will be afternoon programming on the land at Khandroling.
The main roads of our hilltowns form a circle around Khandroling, where our beautiful new Vajra hall is on the summit of a mountain in the forest. The towns of Conway, Ashfield, and Shelburne Falls are each about 10 miles from the other: from Conway you can drive west to Ashfield on Rt 116, then north to Shelburne Falls on Rt 112, and then south to Conway again on the Conway/Shelburne Falls Road. THESE HILLTOWNS ARE NOT CONNECTED BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.
If you are lodging in the hilltowns you will certainly need access to a car (unless you are walking distance to Tsegyalgar). As usual, the optimal arrangement will be for small groups of travelers to lodge in one place and rent a car together or share rides. See Accommodations near Tsegyalgar.
With a car, you can drive to Shelburne Falls for lunch, and find excellent restaurants and college town ambience in the evenings in Northampton (20 miles) or Amherst (20 miles).
Car RentalEnterprise Rental is located at 136 River Street in Greenfield. The local telephone number for Enterprise Rental is 413-774-5092.
To get to the Greenfield Enterprise location from the airport, train or bus station, you can travel on the Valley Transporter (reservations required; $69. one way from the airport). A local car rental may be less expensive than an airport rental. Check back here for updates.