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Menla Institute (Asclepius Foundation)
Pantherkill Rd, Phoenicia, NY 12464
(845) 688-5106
(845) 688-6897

Please be aware that cell phones often do not work
in Phoenicia and other towns in the Catskill mountains.



  1. JFK and LaGuardia (NY City) – 2 1/2 hours
  2. Albany International – 1 1/4 hours
  3. Stewart Airport (Newburgh) – 1 hour

Driving Directions


From New York City – North


  1. Take the NY State Thruway (I-87) north to Kingston, Exit 19.
  2. Take Route 28 West to Phoenicia (22 miles).
  3. Follow the local directions below.


From Albany – South


  1. Take the NY State Thruway (I-87) south to Saugerties, Exit 20.
  2. Go left on Route 32, travel a short distance to light.
  3. Go right on Route 212.
  4. Follow Route 212 west through Woodstock, Bearsville, Shady, Lake Hill, Willow, and Mt. Tremper until you reach Route 28.
  5. Go right on Route 28, travel five miles to Phoenicia.
  6. Follow the local directions below.


Local Directions (from Phoenicia to Menla)


  1. On Route 28 go less than a mile past the second Phoenicia turn-off.
  2. Turn left at Woodland Valley Road (See green Woodland Valley Inn on left).
  3. Go .3 miles, cross bridge over Esopus Creek.
  4. Turn right at T (onto Woodland Valley Road again).
  5. Less than a mile, take the third right hand turn onto Pantherkill Road (easy to miss).
  6. Climb Pantherkill Road 1.3 miles to the Asclepius Foundaton (Menla) gates at the end.
  7. Through gates, stay on right (upper) fork of long driveway.
  8. Proceed about 100 yards to registration at Delos Inn – first big yellow building on left.


Bus to Phoenicia


As of July, 2002:

There are Adirondack Trailways buses (800-858-8555) that go from the Port Authority Bus terminal (near Times Square in New York City) directly to Phoenicia (through Kingston, Woodstock, and other local towns). Port Authority departures are at 10 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and 5:00 PM. Travel time is about 2 hours 45 min. A one-way ticket costs $26.25.

Train to Rhinecliff

Train stop is Rhinecliff on Hudson north of Poughkeepsie – 1 1/4 hours from Asclepius/Menla.