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Map and Directions

Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock is located in Western Massachusetts in the town of Great Barrington.

Aerial view of the Simon's Rock campus

Our 275-acre campus is situated roughly 2.5 hours driving distance from both Boston and New York City, with air and train transit about an hour away.

Campus Map

Getting from there to here

From Boston and points east: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) West to exit 2 for US-20 east. Turn left onto US-20 east, then take the 1st right onto MA-102 (W/Pleasant St). Continue to follow MA-102 west for about 4.5 miles. Turn left onto US-7 south (South St), and stay on US-7 south for 6.6 miles. Turn left onto Main Street. Stay on Main Street for 0.7 miles. Just beyond St. James Episcopal Church, turn right onto St. James Place. The main college entrance is 1.8 miles ahead on the right.


From Albany and points west
: Take the New York State Thruway (I-90) to Exit B3 (Canaan, NY). Follow Route 22 south for 0.7 miles and turn left onto Route 102 east. Stay on Route 102 for 2.5 miles to West Stockbridge. Turn right onto Route 41 south for 10.5 miles to Great Barrington, where it becomes Main Street. At the fourth set of traffic lights, just beyond St. James Episcopal Church, turn right onto St. James Place. The main college entrance is 1.8 miles ahead on the right.

From Connecticut: Take I-84 or US-44 to US-7. Follow US-7 north to Great Barrington, where it becomes Main Street. At the third traffic light, turn left onto St. James Place. The main college entrance is 1.8 miles ahead on the right.

From New York, New Jersey, and points south: Take the Taconic Parkway north to the Hillsdale/Claverack exit (Route 23). Follow NY/MA Route 23 east for 17.5 miles, until it meets US-7 north in Great Barrington. Turn left at the traffic light onto US-7/MA-23. At the next traffic light, turn left onto St. James Place. The main college entrance is 1.8 miles ahead on the right.

 There is frequent bus service to Great Barrington from New York City and to Lee from Boston; bus lines include Peter Pan and Greyhound.

Commercial airlines serve major airports in Albany, New York (www.albanyairport.com) and Windsor Locks, CT (www.bradleyairport.com).

AMTRAK’s Hudson, New York station is 45 minutes west of Simon’s Rock (www.amtrak.com). Metro-North’s Wassaic, New York station is about 45 minutes south of Simon’s Rock (mta.info/mnr/index.html).

  • Taxico, Great Barrington: 413-528-0911
  • Abbott’s Limousine and Livery Service, Lee, Massachusetts: 413-243-1645