Directions to NEADS Training Campus


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305 Redemption Rock Trail South (Route 140) in Princeton, MA
(978) 422-9064

Please note: GPS systems and online mapping websites like Mapquest often have trouble locating the NEADS address. We recommend that you use the directions below, or type in STERLING, MASS instead of Princeton.

From the East/Boston area

Mass Pike West (I-90) toward Worcester to 495 North toward New Hampshire (exit 11A). Take 495 North for 7 miles to 290 West toward Worcester (exit 25B). Follow 290 West 7 ½ miles to 140 North toward Boylston  (exit 23B). Follow 140 North for 11 miles to NEADS, observing signs carefully, as the road meanders and forks along the way, although it is well-marked. You will go through Boylston, West Boylston, Sterling, and into Princeton, passing junctions for routes 70, 12, and 190 along the way. About 3 miles after passing Route 190, you will see the “Entering Princeton” sign on the left. NEADS is the 5th driveway on the right after this sign, #305.  There are flags at the entrance to the driveway, as well as a small street sign that reads, “Mitchell Way.”

Or...

Route 2 West to Route 190 South (in Leominster/Lancaster) to Exit 6 (Route 12 - Sterling/Clinton). Go left off the exit onto Route 12 -- go through Sterling Center, then bear right onto Route 62 (toward Princeton/Mt. Wachusett). Go 3-4 miles on a winding road until the junction of Route 140 (blinking red light.) Go right onto 140 North. From here, follow the bolded directions above.

From Western MA/Worcester

Mass Pike East (I-90) to Auburn (Exit 10). Take 290 East to 190 North to Exit 5 (Route 140 -- West Boylston/Princeton.) Go left off the exit onto 140 North. Go about 3 miles and you'll pass the junction of Route 62 (blinking yellow light). Just after the junction, there will be a Getty gas station on the left. From here, follow the bolded directions above.

Or . . .

Route 2 East to 140 South (in Westminster). You'll go past Wachusett Mountain through Princeton and Sterling and back into Princeton again. You'll see the 140 Inn (a bar) on the right and just after that an "Entering Princeton" sign on the right. Stillwater Road is on the left -- NEADS will be the second driveway on the left after this road, #305. You will see the wooden sign for NEADS and a stone wall along the driveway.

From the North

Take 495 South to Route 2 West to Route 190 South (in Leominster/Lancaster) to Exit 6 (Route 12 - Sterling/Clinton). Go left off the exit onto Route 12 -- go through Sterling Center then bear right onto Route 62 (toward Princeton/Mt. Wachusett). Go 3-4 miles on a winding road until the junction of Route 140 (blinking red light.) Go right onto 140 North. From here, follow the bolded directions above.

From the South

Take 495 North to 290 West to 190 North to Exit 5 (Route 140 -- West Boylston/Princeton.) Go left off the exit onto 140 North. Go 3-4 miles through the junction of Route 62 (blinking yellow light). Just after the junction, there will be a Getty gas station on the left. From here, follow the bolded directions above.