Chapin Mill is conveniently located midway between the cities of Rochester and Buffalo, both of which have international airports. If traveling by plane, the easiest way to get to Chapin Mill from the airport is by taxi, rideshare, or a group shuttle.
MAY 2023 NOTE: while Google Maps is accurate about Chapin Mill’s location, it does not reflect our correct address. The correct address is 8570 Retreat Center Drive, not 5357 Grist Mill Rd.
If traveling by car from the Rochester area
Drive west from Rochester for 20 miles on I-490 to Exit #2 (Route 33 – Bergen and Batavia). (Note: Exit #2 is the second exit for Route 33; the first is just a few miles outside of Rochester.) After exiting, turn right onto Route 33 and head west toward Batavia. Continue 11 miles (at 10 miles, you’ll cross over the New York State Thruway) to a traffic light with a Mobile gas station and Crosby’s convenience store on the far right corner. At this light, turn left onto Seven Springs Road. Travel over the railroad tracks, and then in about another half mile, turn left onto Grist Mill Road, the driveway that leads to Chapin Mill Retreat Center. Follow the driveway along the pond and turn left onto Retreat Center Drive. Look for signage indicating where to park your car.
From other locations
Take I-90 (the New York State Thruway) to Exit 48 for Batavia. After paying the toll, turn left onto Route 98 (Oak Street). In the center of Batavia, turn left onto Route 5 (Main Street), then bear left at the fork in the middle of town, staying on Route 5. At the edge of town, Route 33 splits off at a slight angle to the left (stay on Route 5), and just past that intersection you’ll see a Rite Aid, also on the left. Go a little more than a mile and a half further and turn left onto Seven Springs Road. Travel a little less than a half mile north on Seven Springs, then turn right onto Grist Mill Road, the driveway that leads to Chapin Mill Retreat Center. Follow the driveway along the pond and turn left onto Retreat Center Drive. Look for signage indicating where to park your car.