Getting Here

The Highlights Foundation

The Barn at Boyds Mills is the home of the Highlights Foundation.  We’re located near the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania. It’s worlds away from the grind of daily life, but we make it easy for you to get here.

If you’ve already confirmed your workshop or retreat on our campus, you can share your travel details with us and request a car service pickup using this form.  Please note: You should complete this form at least 7 days in advance of your arrival.  Your pickup details will be finalized 2-3 days before your arrival, and you’ll receive information and detailed instructions then.

Share Your Travel Plans (After You Register) + Request a Car Service Pickup

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Our Retreat Center is located in Milanville, PA (also called Boyds Mills, PA depending on what map you’re using). There is ample free parking.

If you enter 362 Boyds Mills Road, Milanville, PA 18443 into your navigation app, you should find us.

We can also provide more specific directions if you need them; just inquire when finalizing your arrangements.

Note: If you are coming from points north of the Retreat Center (i.e. Vermont and upstate New York, not New York City), the Milanville bridge is “out” right now and a detour is recommended.

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Our closest and preferred airport is Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP).  Many major carriers service this airport, including United Airlines (usually with connections through Newark and Chicago), and American Airlines (usually with connections through Charlotte and Chicago).  You can check schedules here.

We offer complimentary car service to and from the AVP airport.  After you book your stay, we’ll provide an opportunity to give us your travel details.  Then we’ll confirm the final arrangements 2-3 days before your arrival.  You’ll receive detailed pickup instructions at that point. Drive time to the retreat center from AVP is 50 minutes.

If you are unable to find a flight into AVP, we offer limited car service to and from Newark (EWR) at a cost of $150 per round trip.  Drive time to the retreat center is about 3 hours, and we offer this service a maximum of once daily when it is needed.  Please inquire if you’ll need this service to make sure we can accommodate your needs, and that your schedule will fit with our availability.

There are also other transportation options available from EWR if needed, including renting a car (with free parking at our center) or a NJ Transit train to Port Jervis via Hoboken.  We offer free car service from the Port Jervis train station to the Retreat Center if you choose that option.

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There is a station in Port Jervis, NY with service from NYC and surrounding areas. Depart or connect through Hoboken or Secaucus to arrive in Port Jervis via NJ Transit.

We offer complimentary car service to/from the Port Jervis train station (a 50-minute car ride).  After you book your stay, we’ll provide an opportunity to give us your travel details.  Then we’ll confirm the final arrangements 2-3 days before your arrival.  You’ll receive detailed pickup instructions at that point.

Please note: Until November 13, 2022, the Port Jervis train is being serviced by buses due to track work.  Allow for extra travel time.  See details and the schedule here.

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From NYC: The bus stations in Honesdale, PA and Hawley, PA are served by ShortLine bus routes from the New York City Port Authority.  The bus station in Scranton, PA is also served by a Greyhound bus route from the Port Authority.  Finally, there is a FlixBus route between NYC Midtown (31st Street and 8th Avenue) and Scranton, PA.

From Philadelphia: There is a Greyound Bus route between Philadelphia and Scranton, PA.

We offer complimentary car service to/from the Honesdale, Hawley, and Scranton bus stations.  After you book your stay, we’ll provide an opportunity to give us your travel details.  Then we’ll confirm the final arrangements 2-3 days before your arrival.  You’ll receive detailed pickup instructions at that point.  Drive times to the retreat center vary based on your arrival station.

Need help finding the right flight for you? Contact Christy Clark at Uniglobe Travel Designers (fee): christyc@uniglobetd.com.

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