For those folks coming from western MA, western CT and all points south and west, Yankee Candle in South Deerfield, MA will be hosting our morning gathering.
MINIs/Minis will begin to arrive at 9:00 am. There will be an hour and a half to socialize before the 10:30 am Drivers’ Meeting. Yankee Candle opens at 10:00am so shopping time will be tight before the 10:30 Drivers’ Meeting. The Caravan will depart Yankee Candle a few minutes before 11:00 am for its trek to Area 51. The trip to Area 51 will take about 2 hours, so the YC Caravan should arrive to join the other caravans at Area 51 by about 1:00 pm. The Caravan will not stop enroute.
We have created an online MapQuest route for folks to follow: Driving Directions from Yankee Candle Co in 25 Greenfield Rd South Deerfield, Massachusetts to Canterbury, New Hampshire ( AKA Area 51 ) A route map will not be provided, so you should follow the MapQuest links and print out the maps/driving instructions. Also note that mobile phone service may be spotty on this route so do not depend upon a mobile cellular device for accessing the route information. If you have a Garmin GPS, you can download this route from MapQuest directly to your GPS.