Where is the Center for Anthroposophy?
CfA Offices above the Color Shop & More
The administrative offices of the Center for Anthroposophy are located in Wilton’s original town hall building, which the Center purchased in July 2008. The oldest surviving edifice on Main Street, the building also includes The Color Shop & More, a store for arts supplies, books, Waldorf toys, and other merchandize related to Waldorf education.
The basement houses the Cadmus Library, a private holding of books and and magazines related to anthroposophy and Waldorf education, including some rare and out-of-print manuscripts. Contact the CfA office for details of library hours and lending policies.
The Center’s summer programs continue to be housed on the adjacent campuses of High Mowing School and Pine Hill Waldorf School on Abbot Hill, just over two miles from the Wilton town center. Foundation Studies courses are taught during the school year in clusters across North America, mostly on the sites of local Waldorf schools.
Where is Wilton New Hampshire?
Nestled within rolling hills in southern New Hampshire, Wilton is semi-rural with many farms and a downtown “village” situated along the Souhegan River and a local railroad line. Downtown establishments include several restaurants, antique stores, a store for casual clothing and magazines (with an honest-to-goodness penny candy counter), art supply store, small grocery, a candy factory, and two cafes that sponsor “open mike” nights along with local entertainers. There is also The Wilton Town Hall Theater, an independent movie house that shows art films and classics as well as popular movies of the day. Nearby, the local library, an architectural treasure, is worth visiting just to see its floors and ceilings.
Downtown Wilton can easily be navigated on foot. The surrounding countryside makes for interesting, although somewhat challenging biking because of the hilly terrain. However, the most practical way to get around is by car due to lack of public transit.
Day hiking around Wilton can include the local reservoir and waterfall or, for great views, a trip up Pack Monadnock just to the west. There are also several areas of woodland conservation within Wilton or nearby Peterborough for hiking.
How do I get to Wilton by Car?
Wilton is located on Route 101, an east/west route traversing the southern portion of New Hampshire. The town lies almost exactly between the New Hampshire seacoast and the Vermont border.
High Mowing School is located in the southern New Hampshire town of Wilton, between Nashua and Keene. It is about 1.5 hours northwest of Boston and 45 minutes southwest of Manchester.
From the East: Take Route 101 West towards Wilton – from Manchester simply get on 101 West; from Nashua take 101A (exists 7 or 8 off Route 3) about 8 miles to 101 West. After skirting Milford on 101 you will encounter three traffic lights. About 1 mile past the third traffic light you will see signs for High Mowing School and Pine Hill Waldorf Auditorium. Turn left onto Abbot Hill Road.
From the West: Take Route 101 East towards Wilton. About a mile past the intersection of 101 and 31 South you will see signs for High Mowing School and Pine Hill Waldorf Auditorium. Turn right onto Abbot Hill Road.
For those using GPS, please enter this address: 335 Abbot Hill Road, Wilton NH. This will bring you to the front entrance of the High Mowing campus.
How do I get to Wilton by plane?
The closest airport is Manchester Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH. with a great variety of ground transportation to choose from.
Logan International Airport, Boston, MA offers a van service (leaving every half hour) called Flightline Airport Service (1-800-245-2525). They will take you to a conveniently located Park and Ride lot, directly off the FE Everett Turnpike, Exit 8 on Rt 3 (address: 3 North Southwood Drive), close to Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua. From there you can get a local taxi (Milford Taxi 672-3344). You may also choose to take advantage of Boston Express shuttle service which will take you to the same Park and Ride lot.
Francestown Livery (1-603-396-7134), owned by Jerry Kerouac, will provide transportation from either airport. ($115 from Logan or $50 from Manchester) All prices are subject to change. We recommend that you make arrangements well in advance.
How do I find housing?
Our Summer Program campus is located at High Mowing School in Wilton, NH. Dormitories are reserved initially for the entering students with remaining vacancies offered to returning students. Upon request, second and third year students are provided with a list of local private housing opportunities available for rent, but they are expected to make their own arrangements.
Summer camps, private accommodations & childcare
Camp Ponemah Day Camp 603-673-7123 (ages 3-12)
B.U. Sargent Center – Adventure Camp Overnight camp 603-525-3311 (ages 10-17)http://www.bu.edu/outdoor/adventure/
Camp Glen Brook Small/ Waldorf overnight camp 603-876-3342 (ages 3rd – 9th grade) firstname.lastname@example.org
Pine Hill Child Care Center (at the ConVal High School in Peterborough)
6 weeks to 10 years, 7AM to 5:30PM. Call 1-603-924-6620 for openings (Peggy Waterhouse)
Silver Lining Circus Camp: For information regarding the 2012 schedule go to WWW.CIRCUSLEARNING.COM or call 603-654-5875
Kids on Campus at Keene State College:
For information: visit www.keene.edu/conted/kids.cfm or call 603-358-2290
For more information regarding camps and for camp directory go to: http://www.nhcamps.org/
Commercial Area Housing
Apple Gate 199 Upland Farm Road, Peterborough NH 603-924-6543 www.applegatenh.com
The Greenfield Inn Forest Road, Greenfield NH 603-547-6327 or 1-800-678-4144 www.greenfieldinn.com (check their website for prices, group possibilities and discounts)
Zahn’s Alpine Guest House 97 S. Main St, Mt. Vernon NH 603-673-2334 or 1-888-745-0051http://www.zahnsalpineguesthouse.com/ (after site comes up, scroll down to Zahn’s and click)
The Birchwood Inn Temple, NH 603-878-3285 www.thebirchwoodinn.com
For more information regarding childcare and summer camps, as well as possible housing offered by members of the Waldorf Community, you are welcome to place an ad in Pine Hill Waldorf School’s “2nd Tuesday”. This communication is distributed twice each month and has a wide circulation within the Waldorf community. Ads cost $2 and must be received by the Friday before publication. You can email your ad to: secondtuesday(at)pinehill.org Address for payment: Pine Hill School, 2nd Tuesday, PO Box 668, Wilton, NH 03086For more information regarding ad placement, please call 603-654-6003