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How to get to my office at the Aiken Center (campus)...

Traveling from either the north or south on I-89: Ramp off at Exit 14, to Route 2, going to Burlington (West). The road you exit onto is Williston Rd in South Burlington and Main St in Burlington. You will almost immediately come to a light with a Sheraton on your right. You should get over the the second lane from the right; i.e., not the right-most lane. About a block beyond this you will pass through two lights in quick succession. You should now be in the right-most lane. Immediately after the last light you will see a gentle ramp-off to the right. (The large light-blue water tower is a good landmark). Take this ramp and look for an immediate left into a large parking lot. Drive straight ahead through the parking lot as far as you can. You will find metered parking spaces at the end of this lot. The Aiken Center is the smaller brick building just to right of new Davis Dudley Student Center. UVM Parking Services is located on the UVM Trinity Campus in McAuley Hall at 250 Colchester Avenue and is open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. You can purchase a day- or multi-day parking pass there.

How to get to my lab at the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Lab (waterfront)...

Traveling from either the north or south on I-89: Ramp off at Exit 14, to Route 2, going to Burlington (West). The road you exit onto is Williston Rd in South Burlington and Main St in Burlington. Travel to the west, toward campus and Burlington center, on Main St. Pass by the campus and continue downhill into town. The lake will be in front of you. Continue down Main St., through town and until Main St. deadends at 1 Main St., a yellowish brick building. The only way you can go at this point is to the right. Go one block to a stop sign. ECHO and RESL are in the building to your left, across the railroad tracks and directly on the waterfront. From about Columbus Day (Oct) to Memorial Day (May) you can park in the lot on the lake side of the railroad tracks, behind ECHO/RESL. Otherwise, you will need to use one of the paid lots on the town side of the railroad tracks. Enter ECHO via the front entrance, as marked. Enter RESL via the loading dock entrance on the south/back side of the building. NOTE: If you are traveling to Burlington via Rt. 7 from the south, keep following the road into town until you come to Main St. Turn left on Main St. and follow the remaining instructions above.

How to get to our house...
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11 Brookes Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
802-860-0397

From the Boston Massachusetts area (southeast): Make your way to Concord, NH and the beginning of I-89 north, toward White River Junction and Montreal. Drive through White River Junction, VT (~1h 20m) and Montpelier (~1h 20m) to the Burlington area (~45m). Look for Exit 14 on to Rt 2 West (under the bridge and hard clover leaf right). Continue straight (West), past the Sheraton (right), through several lights and up the hill. At this point you will be on Main St. and heading through the UVM campus. Continue through the campus, down the hill towards the city center. About 1/3 of the way down the hill you will come to a light at Willard St. (Rt. 7 and 2). Take a right and go through the lights at College St. (1 block) and Pearl St. (1 block). After crossing Pearl St. look for the second street on the right (2 short blocks), which will be Brookes Ave. Our house (beige with green trim) is on the right. The driveway is before the house.

From the Albany New York area (south): The best access is via I-87 (the Northway). At exit 20 (north of Albany NY) exit to RT-149 / Fort Ann / Whitehall, then follow US-9, SR-149, and US-4 into Vermont. Once in Vermont, at Exit 2 keep right onto VT-22A (Fair Haven / Vergennes) and follow SR-22A (sometimes SR-125) to US-7 north to Burlington. Just outside of Burlington you will pass by the intersection with the I-189 connector. Go through this, then follow the signs for Rt 7 about ~3 total as follows: at ~1 mile Rt 7 bears off to the right/uphill at a rotary, then proceed through residential neighborhoods crossing the major east-west arteries of Main St., College Ave, and Pearl St. in quick succession. After crossing Pearl St. look for the second street on the right (2 short blocks), which will be Brookes Ave. Our house (beige with green trim) is on the right. The driveway is before the house.

NOTE: As a fun alternative during the late spring to early fall, you can take ferries from Essex, NY to Charlotte, VT (and then by RT 7 to Burlington) or from Port Kent NY direclty into downtown Burlington. Note that the season for the Port Kent-Burlington ferry is especially short (Memorial Day to Columbus Day).

From the Montreal Quebec/Trudeau Airport area (north): Note that the Expedia.com link to the left guides you down US I-87 (The Northway) and then to Rt. 2 down through "The Islands" of Lake Champlain. This is a scenic route during the day, but is not the fastest route to Burlington. To take the alternative route, from downtown Montreal continue on Canadian I-10 out to the east, past I-87 and toward Richelieu. Take Rts. 35 and 133 south toward I-89 at the Highgate Springs border crossing. By this route it is ~1.5h from the Trudeau (Dorval) Airport to the US/Canadian border. It is ~1h from the central business district of Montreal to the border. You should have your passport to cross the border. It is a further ~45mins drive on I-89 from the border to Burlington. Look for Exit 14 on to Rt 2 West (gentle ramp off to right). Continue straight (West), past the Sheraton (right), through several lights and up the hill. At this point you will be on Main St. and heading through the UVM campus. Continue through the campus, down the hill towards the city center. About 1/3 of the way down the hill you will come to a light at Willard St. (Rt. 7 and 2). Take a right and go through the lights at College St. (1 block) and Pearl St. (1 block). After crossing Pearl St. look for the second street on the right (2 short blocks), which will be Brookes Ave. Our house (beige with green trim) is on the right. The driveway is before the house.