To the Old Newfane Common:
Coming from the South — Travel up Route 30 and a few miles north of the Dummerston covered bridge, you drive over the Rock River. Continue up a short steep hill and just before you get to the NewBrook Elementary School, make a Left onto Grimes Hill Road. Go 0.3 miles and make a Right onto Newfane Hill Road. Travel 2.8 miles up Newfane Hill Rd. and just past Otis Lane, the Old Common site will be on your right. Pull off on the shoulder to park.
Coming from the North — Travel south on Route 30 to Newfane Village. Continue south on Route 30, 2.1 miles from the Newfane Village courthouse, to Grimes Hill Rd. Make a Right. Then follow directions above.
To the Newfane Village Green — retrace your steps back to Route 30 and make a left heading north and in 2.1 miles you will reach the Newfane Village Green on your left. At the courthouse make a Left onto West St. Park around the courthouse.
From the Newfane Green to Bill’s woodlot on Bensch Mountain — Continue out West St. for 1.5 miles. Make first RIGHT onto Wiswall Hill Rd. Cross bridge and leave pavement and go straight thru crossroads and up main hill bearing right. At 1.25 miles you’ll come to the second 4-way crossroads where there is a row of mailboxes. Go STRAIGHT down onto Bensch (Mountain) Rd. for 0.25 miles and Bill’s place is the first one on the left.
I have very limited parking at my house. With care, I can handle about six cars. So as long as you are able, please go past my driveway about another 200 yards and bear Right onto the Barnard property. There is a big wide flat area on both sides of their driveway for parking, just before their small bridge. We will try to have folks there to assist in parking.