Directions to Earthwood Building School

Earthwood is 11 miles NW of Plattsburgh, New York, about an hour’s drive south of Montreal, or 2-1/2 hours north of Albany, NY.

From the South – most of you will be coming from the south – get off Interstate 87 at the 2nd Plattsburgh exit, which is Exit 37. When you get to the light at the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left (west) onto Route 3. Go one mile to another light at the intersection of State Route 190, also called Military Turnpike. There is a stone-faced bank on your right, a Kinney Drug on your left. Turn right (north) onto Route 190. Go 8.5 miles along 190, and when you get to the top of the first hill you’ve seen since leaving Plattsburgh, you will see the Murtagh Hill Road sign on the left. Turn left onto Murtagh Hill Road and go 1.7 miles up this road until you see a standing stone on the right with a small wooden “Earthwood” sign on it. Pull in to this driveway on the right, and park.

From Malone, NY and points West – Go east on Route 11 to Ellenburgh Corners. Turn right onto Route 190 towards Plattsburgh. Travel 15.4 miles on 190, and turn right onto Murtagh Hill Road. Then proceed as above.

From Burlington, Vermont and points East – Take the Grand Isle Ferry across Lake Champlain, arriving on Cumberland Head, just north of Plattsburgh. Follow the road off the Head and cross Route 9. (Landmark: Gus’s Restaurant on your right.) Within a quarter mile, get on I-87 south towards Plattsburgh. Go one exit and get off at Exit 38, towards Dannemora, Saranac Lake and Malone (not towards Plattsburgh.) This will put you going west on Rt 374. Immediately cross Rt. 22 at a traffic light and continue west on 374 towards Dannemora, Saranac Lake and Malone. Go about 2.5 miles and turn right at the very next light, State Route 190, also called Military Turnpike. Go 6.5 miles along 190, and when you get to the top of the first hill you’ve seen since leaving the Plattsburgh area, you will see the Murtagh Hill Road sign on the left. Turn left onto Murtagh Hill Road and go 1.7 miles up this road until you see a standing stone on the right with a small wooden “Earthwood” sign on it. Pull in to this driveway on the right, and park.

From Montreal and the North – The easiest way is to take Interstate 87 (Route 15 in Canada) south and get off at Exit 38, towards Dannemora, Saranac Lake and Malone (not towards Plattsburgh.) This will put you going west on Rt 374. Immediately cross Rt. 22 at a traffic light and continue west on 374 towards Dannemora, Saranac Lake and Malone. Go about 2.5 miles and turn right at the very next light, State Route 190, also called Military Turnpike. Go 6.5 miles along 190, and when you get to the top of the first hill you’ve seen since leaving the Plattsburgh area, you will see the Murtagh Hill Road sign on the left. Turn left onto Murtagh Hill Road and go 1.7 miles up this road until you see a standing stone on the right with a small wooden “Earthwood” sign on it.. Pull in to this driveway on the right, and park. There are ways across from Chazy which will save you 7 or 8 minutes, but there is a danger of getting lost.

Google maps or GPS – Use “366 Murtagh Hill Road, West Chazy, NY” as your destination on Google or a GPS device.