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LT I KICKOFF RETREAT, Thursday, November 2, 2006, 8:30am-5:30pm (Optional Overnight on Nov. 1) Click here for directions.

The kickoff retreat is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, from 8:30am-5:30pm at the Pilgrim Pines Conference Center in Swanzey, NH. A hot breakfast is included for all LT participants and is served from 7:15-8:15am, so try to arrrive early before the 8:30am start time.

For more information about the Pilgrim Pines, please visit their website: http://www.pilgrimpines.org/index.htm. Directions to the site are below and if you need to clarify directions you can contact Pilgrim Pines directly at 603-352-0443.

Participants in all four affiliate groups running throughout NH (LT I Upper Valley, LT I Souhegan Valley, LT I Greater Concord, and LT I Seacoast) will be attending this retreat, although most of the time will be spent working with members in your affiliate group.

The retreat is a wonderful team-building experience, so come prepared to have a lot of fun! We will also be doing some fun initiatives in the afternoon so come dressed in comfortable clothing with layers for outdoor work. All food for the day is covered by the LT tuition and includes breakfast and lunch. Below is a schedule of events for the day.

Please note: Participants may elect to spend Wednesday night, November 1, at the wonderfully comfortable cabins at Pilgrim Pines for an additionally $51 for the night which includes a nice dinner. (Please note that this price is based on double occupancy in most rooms.)

We will be having very casual networking and activities on Wednesday night for all those who decide to come early. Dinner will be served from 6:00-7:00pm. If you can arrive during the afternoon when it’s still daylight, you are welcome to use the facilities, such as the 9-hole golf course, the tennis courts, the walking trails, and the canoes or kayaks (depending on the temperature).

Those people interested in spending Wednesday night should email info@leadershipteacher.org and ask for the overnight registration form. That form can then be printed out and mailed back to Leadership Teacher with the check for $51 made out to Leadership Teacher.

DIRECTIONS to Pilgrim Pines Conference Center:

Driving Directions

From the Greater Boston Area
Take Route 95/128 to Route 2 West (EXIT 29B). Follow Route 2 West to Route 140 North (EXIT 24B). Follow Route 140 to Route 12 North. Follow thru Winchendon, MA, and Fitzwilliam and Troy, NH. After passing thru the center of Troy, you will travel a two mile long downgrade. At the bottom of this downgrade, you will pass a “Coach and Four Motor Inn” on your left. A half mile beyond this, turn left onto Flat Roof Mill Road. (If you pass the Toyota/Volvo/Honda Dealerships, you have gone too far.) Follow Flat Roof Mill Road, which becomes South Road to Route 32 North. Turn right onto Route 32 then an immediate left onto Swanzey Lake Road. Follow approximately 2.2 miles to West Shore Road. Turn right at the “Pilgrim Pines One Mile” sign.

Alternate Route: take Route 95/128 to the MassPike/Route 90 (EXIT 25). Follow the MassPike/Route 90 West to Route 495 (EXIT 11A). Take Route 495 North to Route 2 West (EXIT 29B). Follow directions above from this point. This route avoids numerous traffic lights and dangerous undivided roadway on Route 2 between Lexington and Concord.

From Hartford/Springfield
Take Route 91 North. In Massachusetts, take Route 10 North (EXIT 28A). (Traveling thru Massachusetts, you will pass several exit signs reading Routes 10/5. Stay on Route 91 to the above exit number.) Four miles after passing thru the center of Winchester, NH, turn right onto Westport Village Road. This road is just past the Shamrock Realty building on the right. On Westport Village Road, bear right at the fork. (If you pass thru the covered bridge, turn around and go back to the fork and turn left) Turn right onto Swanzey Lake Road. Follow Swanzey Lake Road for 1.8 miles then bear left onto West Shore Road at the “Pilgrim Pines One Mile” sign.

From Eastern New Hampshire:
Take Route 101 West into Keene, NH. (After passing Route 93 in Manchester, NH, Route 101 becomes a very windy, undivided two lane road. For safety, it is suggested that headlights be used in daytime as well as at night.) In Keene, turn left onto Route 12 South. Go approximately one mile then turn right onto Route 32 South. Follow Route 32 past Monadnock Regional Junior/Senior High School. Two miles from the school, turn right onto Swanzey Lake Road. (Sign reads “Swanzey Lake/ Winchester). Follow Swanzey Lake Road approximately 2.2 miles and turn right onto West Shore Road at the “Pilgrim Pines One Mile” sign.

From Maine:
Take Route 95 South to Route 101 in Hampton, NH. Follow “From Eastern New Hampshire” directions above.

From Vermont:
Take your best route into Keene, NH. In Keene, take Route 10 South and follow approximately 3-1/2 miles (from the Winchester Street intersection where Route 10 South makes a right turn) to the blinking light. At the blinking light, turn left onto N Winchester Street (Bob’s Auto Repair is at this intersection) and follow to the stop sign. Turn left and drive thru the covered bridge. Turn right at the next intersection onto Homestead Avenue. Follow for 1-1/2 miles (past the steel silo on the left) to a left turn onto Swanzey Lake Road. Follow this road for 1.8 miles then bear left onto West Shore Road at the “Pilgrim Pines One Mile” sign.

From Buffalo/Rochester/Syracuse:
Take Route 90 East to Route 787 North in Albany, NY. Follow Route 787 to Route 7 East in Troy, NY. Follow Route 7 into Vermont where it becomes Route 9. Follow Route 9 thru Bennington and Brattleboro, VT into Keene, NH. Take Route 10 South and follow “From Vermont” directions above.

From Chicago:
Take Route 80 East thru Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania to Route 81 North. Follow Route 81 thru Wilkes Barre, PA into Scranton, PA. In Scranton, follow signs to Route 84 East. Follow Route 84 thru New York into Hartford, CT to Route 91 North (EXIT 52). Follow “From Hartford/Springfield” directions above.

Flying to Pilgrim Pines
There are three major airports that can be used if flying from great distances: Logan International Airport in Boston, MA; Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT; and Manchester Airport in Manchester, NH. Each of these airports has car rental agencies for use for driving to Pilgrim Pines.

From (Boston)Logan Airport:
Follow signs to the Williams Tunnel. Take the Williams Tunnel thru to the MassPike/Route 90. Stay on the MassPike/Route 90 to Route 95/128 (EXIT 15). Go North to Route 2 West (EXIT 29B). Follow “From the Greater Boston Area” under DRIVING directions above.

Alternate Route from Logan: stay on the MassPike/Route 90 to Route 495 (EXIT 11A). Follow “From the Greater Boston Area” and the “Alternate Route” under DRIVING directions above.

From (Hartford) Bradley Airport:
Exit the airport to Route 91 North. Follow “From Hartford/Springfield” under DRIVING directions above.

From Manchester, NH Airport:
Follow signs to Route 101 West. Follow “From Eastern New Hampshire” under DRIVING directions above.

Related Link: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center


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