The Barron Field Guide
For those of you who would rather use GPS co-ordinates.
The “silver silo at the entrance”
is located at 41.3371, -74.4849
and the field is located at 41.3297, -74.4756. Just paste these
numbers into Google maps and there you are.
Directions and nearby hotels.
The field is on Orange County Route 12, in Wawayanda, six miles south of Route 17M near Middletown, NY.
On Google maps, entrance is on County Rt, 12 between Gardnersville Rd. and Pine Island. Turn onto the dirt road with the silver silo at the entrance. (Note there is a garden greenhouse across the road from the silo).
*From New York city, take I-87 to Highway 17 to exit 123 (labeled Middletown), west on 17M for 3.5 miles, to Orange County Route 12 (at the New Hampton, Town of Wawayanda sign), then turn left, heading south 6.3 miles. After Gardnersville Road, the Barron and Ford fields are on the left. [This takes about one hour from the Tappan Zee bridge.]
*From New England and from upper New York, take I-84 to exit 3, Rt. 17M, go east 1.5 miles, then south (right) on County. Rt. 12 for 6.3 miles. Field is on the left. [About thirty minutes from Newburg.]
*From Western New York take Route 17 to I-84, south 3 miles to exit 3, Route 17M, go east 1.5 miles, then south on County. Rt. 12 for 6.3 miles. Field is on the left.
*From Pennsylvania and points south, take I-84 to exit 2, turn left off the ramp and then go one mile to the northeast on Route 6, turn right at the sign pointing toward Pine Island (onto County Route 1), go six miles east on County Route 1 (through Westtown), then veer left at the sign for New Hampton onto County Route 12. Go one mile north on County Route 12. The field is on the right at the Green Onion Valley sign.
CAMPING ON FIELD IS ENCOURAGED
Tents on soft grass, or sleep in one of the two sheds, or
camp in the vehicle of your choice.
In approximate order of distance from field, call the hotel to confirm rates:
Days Inn on 17M in Middletown, exit 3, east, off I-84.
845-374-2411. Price $80-90. Closest to the field.
Global Budget Inn of America on 17M, also exit 3 off I-84.
845-374-3020. Price approximately $70.
Credit card does not guarantee room with late arrival.
Super 8 at exit 120 off Highway 17 (exit 4, west, off I-84).
845-692-5828. Price around $70-90.
Middletown Motel on Rt. 211, exit 120 off HWY 17 (exit 4W, I-84).
845-342-2535. Price around $70-80.
Howard Johnsons, Rt. 211, exit 120 off HWY 17 (exit 4W, I-84).
845-342-5822. Price around $70-90.
Chateau Hathorn, where Rt. 1A ends at Rt. 94, Warwick.
About 10 miles east of field (drive through Pine Island on
Rt. 1A and continue to Warwick). 845-986-6099
www.chateauhathorn.com Price $115 inc. tax, Jacusi in each room.
Fancy B&B. Same price but nicer than Holiday or Hampton.
Microtel Inn and Suites at exit 4, east, off I-84, exit 122 off
Highway 17. Price $90-120. 845-692-0098
Holiday Inn at exit 4, east, off I-84, exit 122 off Highway 17.
845-343-1474. Price around $110-125.
Hampton Inn at exit 4, east, off I-84, exit 122 off Highway 17.
845-344-3400. Price around $115-126.
Courtyard Marriot at exit 4, east, off I-84,exit 122 off HW 17.
845-695-0606. Price around $139.
Super 8, exit 5 off I-84. 13 miles northeast of Middletown.
Several Hotels at exit 6 off I-84, Route 17K.
18 miles northeast of Middeltown. Including:
Clarion, Howard Johnson, Courtyard Marriot, Days Inn,
There are also several Hotels at exit 1 off I-84 to the
southwest (Port Jervis) about 30 minutes from the field.
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