Directions


The Won Dharma Center is located in Claverack, New York on a beautiful 426-acre property with panoramic view of the Catskill Mountains. It is surrounded by wooded foothills overlooking the Hudson Valley, and is conveniently located near both New York City and Boston:

  • 118 miles from the gate of the UN
  • 152 miles, two and a half hours from Boston
  • Forty minutes from Albany International Airport in NY state
  • Fifteen minutes from Hudson AMTRAK Station

 

By Car

From Manhattan
take the FDR North and cross Williams Bridge
→ take I-87(NYS Thruway, Albany 87). After Toll Booth continue on I-87
→ take the Taconic State Pkwy North
drive for about one and a half hours to exit Route 23 W (Claverack)
→ take State Route 23 West. Claverack (3.6 miles)
→ make a right turn into the driveway of the Won Dharma Center
From Boston, MA
→ take the Mass Turnpike West & I-90 West.
drive for about two hours to exit B2 (Right).
→ take the Taconic State Pkwy South (16.6 Miles)
continue to exit Route 23 W (Claverack)
→ take State Route 23 West. Claverack (3.6 Miles)
→ make a right into the driveway of the Won Dharma Center
From Queens & Long Island
Cross the White Stone Bridge
→ take the Hutchinson River Parkway North (7.8 Miles)
continue to exit 13 (Sign: Saw Mill Pkwy, Cross County Pkwy)
→ take the Cross County Pkwy West (1.5 Miles)
continue to exit 6 North (Right) (Sign: Bronx Pkwy, Sprain Pkwy)
→ take the Sprain Pkwy & Taconic State Pkwy North (98 Miles)
drive for about one and a half hours to exit Route 23 W (Claverack)
→ take State Route 23 West. Claverack (3.6 Miles)
→ make a right into the driveway of the Won Dharma Center
From NJ & Philadelphia, PA
take the NJ Turnpike North
→ take the Garden State Parkway North (exit 11)
→ take I-87 North. Continue to exit 21
→ take exit 21 toward Route 23/CATSKILL/HUDSON
Continue to Route 23B (Left)
→ merge onto Route 23 East via the ramp on the LEFT toward HUDSON (Portions toll)
Continue to State Route 23 East (8.5 Miles)
→ turn left onto Route 23 / Route 9H (3.9 Miles)
→ turn right onto Route 23 (2.0 Miles)
→ make a left into the driveway of the Won Dharma Center

By Train (AMTRAK)

From Penn Station, Manhattan to Hudson, NY
(Empire Service Trains. 11-12 times per day. 2 hours)
From Albany-Rensselaer Station, NY to Hudson, NY
(Empire Service Trains. 11-12 times per day. 30 min.)
From Boston, MA (South Station) to Hudson, NY
If you are coming from Boston, you can take AMTRAK from Boston Station, MA to Albany-Rensselaer Station, NY leaving once daily at 11: 45 AM (5.5 hour ride) and then take a train to Hudson, NY. You can contact AMTRAK at 800-872-7245 or visit their website at www.amtrak.com
Taxi & Car Services
Taxi service is generally available at the Hudson station. We recommend that you make a reservation for the taxi, especially in the evening.
It is about a 15-minute drive from the Hudson AMTRAK Station to the Won Dharma Center.
Riverview Taxi : 518-828-2884              Pronto Transport : 518-822-9500
Hudson City Taxi : 518-822-8880           Rick’s Taxi : 518-828-3355

By Bus

The Won Dharma Center is not easily accessible by bus. We recommend you take AMTRAK when you use public transportation.
If you are coming from Boston, you can take Greyhound from Boston to Albany and then get a train to Hudson, NY.
Buses leave Boston about six times a day on weekdays, from around 7:00 AM until 8:30 PM, and about five times a day on weekends from around 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Fares range from $38 to $50.

By Plane

The closest airport to the Won Dharma Center is the Albany International Airport in Albany. We are a forty-minute drive from Albany International Airport. A taxi from Albany International Airport to AMTRAK Rensselaer Station takes ten minutes for an 8-mile trip.

The other major airports are Newark, LaGuardia, and JFK. If you are using these airports, you can rent a car at the airport and drive to the Won Dharma Center. Travel times to/from these airports vary due to traffic and weather-related conditions, but are generally 2 hours and 40 minutes from LaGuardia, 2 hours 50 min from JFK, and 2 hours 40 min from Newark International Airport.
If you use public transportation from these airports to get to the Won Dharma Center, you can take a cab, the subway, or a train to Penn Station in Manhattan, and then take AMTRAK to Hudson, NY.

For more detailed information on these NYC Metro area Airports, visit www.panynj.gov.
LaGuardia Airport, Queens, NY : 718-533-3400
John F. Kennedy Airport, Queens, NY : 718-244-4444
Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ : 973-961-6000

Address: 361 State Route 23. Claverack, NY 12513
Tel: 518.851.2581 / 917.226.1942    Fax: 518.851.2582    E-mail: info@wondharmacenter.org
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