Directions to oldtone


The Oldtone Roots Music Festival
at Cool Whisper Farm at

1011 Co Rd 21, Hillsdale, NY 12529

Cool Whisper Farm is easily accessible via:

    Taconic State Parkway
I-90/Mass Pike
Amtrak to Hudson, NY (with a taxi from the station)


Approximate Drive Times

    Albany, NY – 40 min

    Brattleboro, VT – 2 hrs

    Hartford, CT – 1 hr 30 min

    Lenox, MA – 45 min

    New York, NY – 2 hr 30 min

    Poughkeepsie, NY – 1 hr

    Springfield, MA – 1 hr 15 min

Traveling from . . .

From NYC & Surrounding Area

Via Taconic State Parkway – Travel time: 2.5 hours

    Take the Taconic State Parkway North until Harlemville/Philmont/217/21c exit.

    Turn right at the end of the exit ramp heading East towards Harlemville and travel 1½ miles to Cool Whisper Farm.


Note:  Commercial, Trucks and Towed vehicles are NOT allowed on the Taconic Parkway. Please refer to NYS DOT for the rules and regulations regarding the parkway! Follow the directions Via I-87 if you are coming in a commercial or other vehicle from NYC and points south.


Via I-87

    Take the NYS Thruway to Exit 21

    Follow signs for Route 23 East and stay on Route 23 over the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.

    Follow Route 23 East to the 2nd traffic light (approx. 5 miles), which is the intersection of Routes 9H, 23, and 82.

    Make a left at the light onto 9H/23.

    Follow for 4 miles into town of Claverack.

    At light, make a right onto Route 23 East.

    Follow approx. 1½ miles then take a left onto Route 217 which branches off to the left (there is a sign for Philmont).

    Follow Route 217 through the town of Philmont and continue until it passes under the Taconic State Parkway, at which point the road changes to route 21C.

    Cool Whisper Farm is approx. 2 miles from where the Taconic State Parkway crosses the road.


From Albany

Follow signs to Boston (Interstate 90 East).

    Take Exit B2 for the Taconic State Parkway.

    Head South on Taconic State Parkway and follow as above from NYC via Taconic State Parkway, exiting at the Harlemville/Philmont/217/21C.

Travel time: 40 minutes


From Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire

Connect with Mass Pike (I-90) heading West, crossing into New York State.

    Take Exit B2 for the Taconic State Parkway and head South.

    Follow as above from NYC via Taconic State Parkway, exiting at the Harlemville/Philmont/217/21C.


From Great Barrington, MA

Take Rt 23 to Hillsdale

Take a right at the light on RT 22 North

Go north approx. 5 miles and take a left on RT 21 West

Go west approx. 5 miles and the farm is on your left!


When Arriving at the FARM!

Please look for the MAIN GATE ENTRANCE Sign
at the top of the hill on RT21 on the south side of the road. 

Please proceed off the road to the Main Gate to check in.  This entrance will lead you to the Main Day Parking and Upper Camping Lots.   The LOWER GATE ENTRANCE is for Lower Camping and Overflow Day Parking Lots.  The Main Gate will redirect you there if the Upper Lots are full.  There is a footpath from the lower lots to the main festival area.

If you have special needs, please inform the kind folks at the main gate that you would like to precede to the priority parking at the main festival grounds.