Airports:Nearest Airports; Newark Airport, LaGuardia Airport
Train:AFTER FURTHER RESEARCH WE DISCOVERED THAT IT IS BEST TO TAKE A TRAIN INTO NYC OR PHILLY AND TRANFER TO THE BUS THERE (SEE BUS INFO. BELOW)
Bus:FROM PHILADELPHIA: Greyhound Station in Philadelphia at 10th and Filbert Streets.
FROM NEW YORK CITY: Depart from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City (41 Street & 8th Avenue). Take
New Jersey Transit Bus # 194 (ask ticket agent for Gate #). Get off Butler/Mead town Shopping center and Burger King. (You are only 2 miles from Camp.)
CAMP MINIVAN SERVICE TO THE CAMP GROUNDS: WE FOUND OUT THERE ARE NO AFFORDABLE TAXI SERVICES IN THE AREA, SO THE CAMP IS PROVIDING A MINIVAN TO COME PICK UP CAMPERS FROM THE BUS STOP. THE COST WILL BE $5
WHEN YOU GET OFF THE BUS CALL ANY OF THESE NUMBERS TO LET US KNOW:
973.725.2082-- TORI -- CAMP DIRECTOR
THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS ARE TWEEKED BY ME TO HELP NAVIGATE THE MAZE OF LOCAL ROADS THAT HAVE EITHER TOO MANY NAMES OR NONE POSTED AT ALL....
Camp Vacamas 256 Macopin Road West Milford NJ 07480
*TRAVELING ON 287 NORTH OR SOUTH-- GET OFF AT EXIT 53 (YOU ARE IN THE TOWN OF RIVERDALE.) FROM THE EXIT YOU ARE 4.1 MILES FROM CAMP . --
*COMING OFF THE EXIT, YOU WILL HIT A T with a LIGHT THIS WILL BE HAMBURG TURNPIKE -- GO LEFT ONTO HAMBURG TURNPIKE (TO THE RIGHT, THE ROAD WILL SAY "PAT HAMBURG TURNPIKE").
*AS YOU DRIVE ALONG THE STREET NAME WILL KEEP CHANGING FROM HAMBURG TURNPIKE TO PATERSON HAMBURG TRNPKE, TO COUNTY ROUTE 511 (BTW, YOU ARE NOW IN BLOOMINGDALE). YOU WILL COME TO A FORK --
*AT FORK, STAY RIGHT-- IT BECOMES MAIN STREET. (511 VEERS OFF TO THE LEFT.) FOLLOW MAIN STREET -- YOU WILL COME TO YET ANOTHER FORK--
*AT FORK, BEAR LEFT (RIGHT TAKES YOU ONTO GLENWOOD AVE.). MAIN STREET NOW TURNS INTO PASSAIC COUNTY ROUTE 694 11 AND THEN CHANGES AGAIN PATERSON HAMBURG TPK . YOU WILL COME TO YET ANOTHER FORK--
*AT FORK YOU WILL SEE THE STUMBLE INN ON YOUR LEFT. STAY TO YOUR RIGHT AND YOU WILL BE ON MACOPIN RD (LEFT FORK WILL CONTINUE ON AS PATERSON HAMBURG TPK).
*STAY ON MACOPIN RD FOR ABOUT 1 MILE. YOU WILL TRAVEL UP A WINDING HILL .
* THE ENTRANCE TO THE CAMP WILL BE ON YOUR RIGHT AND DESIGNATED WITH A SIGN, "CAMP VACAMAS". ONCE YOU ENTER THE CAMP GROUNDS, FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO THE LABADORF CONVENTION CENTER
From George Washington Bridge
»Take Interstate Highway 80 West (Express or Local) to exit 53 for Route 23 North. Stay on 23N for about 7.3 miles and merge onto I-287N via the ramp to Mahwah. You will be on I-287 N for only about .6 miles. Get of at exit 53 and follow the directions above
» Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 15 W (rt 280 W). Stay on 280 W for about 15.8 miles and take the I-287 exit toward US-46/ Mahwah/Morristown. From the Map, it seems you will be on an exit road that is paralleling Rt 80. continue for about 2 miles. Here you will come to a fork. Stay right and get continue for about .4 miles (still heading toward I-287 North). Here you again bear right at exit 43A still heading for I-287 (toward Smith ST./Mahwah/Morristown). Travel for about .3 miles to yet another fork. Bear LEFT HERE and merge, finally, onto I-287 N. Stay on I-287 for about 11.6 miles and get off at exit 53. From here follow directions above.
From Lincoln Tunnel
» Take Route 3 West, get onto Route 46 West. Follow Route 46 West (about 4 miles) Then merge onto Route 23 North toward I-80 W/Delaware Water Gap/Butler. STAY ON RT 23 (DO NOT GET ONTO RT 80). Stay on rt. 23 N for about 7.4 miles. Merge onto I-287 N via the ramp to Mahwah. Stay on I-287 for about .6 miles and get of at exit 53. From here follow directions above.
From Northwest New Jersey
» Route 80 East to Exit 43. follow directions toward I-287 toward Mahwah/Morristown for about .2 miles. At a fork bear LEFT and merge onto I-287 N. remain on 287 for about 11.9 miles. Get of at exit 53. Follow directions above.
» New York State Thruway 287/87 to New Jersey to Exit 15, Route 287 South. Travel 287 South for 14 miles to Exit 53
(Bloomingdale). Turn left at the light ( T ) onto Paterson/Hamburg Turnpike. Follow directions above......
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