Directions to Rolling Meadows Retreat
83 Sullivan Road,
Brooks, Maine 04921
We are located about 40 minutes driving time southwest of Bangor, 2 hours northeast of Portland, and 15 minutes from the Maine Coast at Belfast. (See Map)
For Maine Retreats: Arrival time is between 4 and 6 pm on the first day of the retreat. Departure time is after the morning session and breakfast the last day of the retreat by about 10 AM.
Air Travel: Fly into Bangor, Portland or Boston. This yoga retreat center is 40 minutes from Bangor and 2 hours north of Portland. Although many coming to retreat fly to Bangor, flights to Portland are often less expensive. Jet Blue began flying to Portland in 2006, which has resulted in most of the other airlines reducing their fares to be competitive. There is regular and convenient bus service from Boston’s Logan Airport to Bangor or Belfast making a flight to Boston an option for some.
You can either rent a car or From Bangor Airport – call to establish a fixed fare and pick-up time with Brad’s Taxi 207-941-9695, 40 minutes to the Center. (Brad’s Taxi is our first choice) You might also try MS Taxi (207-659-0988) owned by Kevin Masse and speak with Charlie, Kevin’s father. Bring enclosed directions for the driver.
From Portland Airport – take Midcoast Limo service 1-800-937-2424 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Limo website is here) from Portland to Belfast Maine. A convenient destination for the limo in Belfast is the Belfast Food Coop at 123 High Street where you may be picked up by a taxi. From Belfast take Bay Taxi (207-338-1993) to the Center, which is about 15-20 minutes. Bring enclosed directions for the driver. Some people rent a car at the Portland Airport (Avis is usually the least expensive), drive to the Bangor airport (about 1 3/4 hours), leave the car there and take a taxi to Rolling Meadows. This is often a less expensive option with reduced travel time.
From Boston’s Logan Airport – take Concord trailways to Bangor. Concord makes regular pickups from Logan and makes stops in Portland and Bangor. When we fly out of Boston we often take the bus to and from Logan Airport from Bangor on Concord Trailways Express Service.
Concord Trailways has two options – the Coastal Route to Belfast and Express Service to Bangor. Each of these begin either in Boston and/or Portland. The Boston pickup is either at South Station or Logan airport. The Bangor Express Service is faster with more scheduled travel times. Taxi service is available from Belfast or Bangor. For the link to Concord Trailways site go here.
Travel by Car
Directions from the South To drive to Rolling Meadows Yoga Retreat Center (Beginning at the Maine-New Hampshire Border traveling thru Portland and Augusta) Go North on I- 495; I-495 becomes I-95 – first in New Hampshire and then in Maine; Take the South Portland and Downtown Portland exit – Exit 44 to I-295; Go North on I-295. It becomes I-95 North near Augusta; Take exit 113 just North of Augusta – toward Rt. 3 and Belfast; This exit takes you to the bridge over the Kennebec River straight onto Rt. 3 and continue 17.5 miles from the I-95 exit; At 17.5 miles from I-95, look for Toby’s Market on the left – just before Toby’s turn left onto Branch Mills Road and go 0.7 miles; Take a slight left onto the North Palermo Road and go 11.1 miles; North Palermo Road becomes Rte. 137 – go 4.6 miles; At 4.6 miles look for a large winter sand & salt storage shed on the left and turn left on to the Bailey Road for 0.1 miles; There is a fork in the road. Take the right fork onto the Wentworth Hill Road and go 4 miles. This becomes the Webb Rd.; At the bottom of a hill Webb intersects with Rte 139. At 139 take a right and go 2.6 miles to the stop light in Brooks village; At the blinking light in Brooks go left (North) on Rte. 7 for aprox 2 miles; You will pass a golf course on the left and a sign for Boston Optical on the left. Shortly after the Boston Optical sign is the Sullivan Road (dirt road) on the right – marked by a sign for Cameron Paving on the corner; Go down the dirt road (Sullivan) for 1/4 mile. We are the house immediately after the cemetery on the right. An 1840 cape style house.
Take I-95 South to exit 174 for Route -69 south; Take a left turn on 69 (southerly) and go 1.8 miles to 202 and 9; Turn right on 202 & 9 (west) and travel 10.6 miles to Route 7; Turn left (south) on 7 and go 7.4 miles to the Sullivan Road on the left – marked by a sign for Cameron Paving on the corner. It is 2 miles north of the stop light in Brooks village and a few hundred feet north of a sign for Boston Optical, which is on the opposite side of 7) Go down the dirt road (Sullivan) for 1/4 mile. We are the house immediately after the cemetery on the right. An 1840 cape style house. (About 32 miles distance from downtown Bangor)
Take Route 7 north to Brooks Village; At the blinking light in Brooks continue on Rte. 7 for aprox 2 miles; You will pass a golf course on the left and a sign for Boston Optical on the left. Shortly after the Boston Optical sign is the Sullivan Road (dirt road) on the right – marked by a sign for Cameron Paving on the corner. Go down the dirt road (Sullivan) for 1/4 mile. We are the house immediately after the cemetery on the right. An 1840 cape style house. (15 – 20 minutes driving time)