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Directions to Bonclarken Conference Center

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Directions for Groups Coming from I-26 Eastbound (Asheville)

1. From I-26W, take exit 53 (Upward Road), and make a right off the exit ramp. You will see a Shell
station on your right and a McDonalds on your left once you turn onto Upward Rd.
2. Continue on Upward Rd. for app. 1.5 mi. until you reach the intersection with US-176
(Spartanburg Highway) at a stoplight. You will see an Ingles grocery store across the intersection.
3. Turn left onto US-176.
4. Continue on Hwy 176 for approximately 1.75 mi. until you reach the intersection with West Blue Ridge
Road (at a stoplight). You will see Hope UMC on your right and an Exxon station across the
intersection.
5. Turn right onto West Blue Ridge Road.
6. Continue on West Blue Ridge Road for app. 1.25 mi.
7. You will not turn off W. Blue Ridge Road at all until you reach Bonclarken, but these are a few
landmarks so you know where to turn. After you pass Flat Rock Middle School on your left, the
road will curve to the right and then quickly back to the left. As the you enters the lefthand curve, slow down and prepare to turn. The entrance is just at the end of the lefthand curve.
8. Turn right into the road at the sliding gate between Youth Activity Building (large gymnasium style
building) and Bonclarken Lake. There is no street sign for this road, thus the importance of
slowing down into the curve immediately before.

Directions for Groups Coming from I-26 Westbound (Spartanburg) via US-176

1. From I-26W, take exit 54 to merge onto US-25 S toward US-176/N Carolina 225.
2. Take exit 7 for U.S. 176 W.
3. Turn right onto US-176/Spartanburg Hwy.
4. Continue on US-176 for app. 1.75 mi. until you reach the intersection with West Blue Ridge Road (at a stoplight). You will see an Exxon station on your left immediately before this stoplight.
5. Turn left onto West Blue Ridge Road.
6. Continue on West Blue Ridge Road for app. 1.25 mi.
7. You will not turn off W. Blue Ridge Road at all until you reach Bonclarken, but these are a few landmarks so you know where to turn. After you pass Flat Rock Middle School on your left, the road will curve to the right and then quickly back to the left. As the you enter the lefthand curve, slow down and prepare to turn. The entrance is just at the end of the lefthand curve.
8. Turn right into the road at the sliding gate between Youth Activity Building (large gymnasium-style building) and Bonclarken Lake. There is no street sign for this road, thus the importance of slowing down into the curve immediately before.

 

Webcrafter: Anne S. Napier
April 4, 2017