Take I-87 north to NY Route 7 east through Troy. Outside of Troy, take Route 278 east for a short connection to Route 2 east. Cross into Massachusetts and turn left at T-intersection where Route 2 east joins Route 7 north. Proceed up 7 for 2 1/2 miles to the rotary. Go around the rotary staying on Route 7 north for 0.3 miles to Bulkley Street which obliquely intersects on the left. Take Bulkley Street 0.75 miles to its junction with Northwest Hill Road. Turn right on Northwest Hill Road for 100 yards to the entrance of the Hopkins Forest on the left.
* From Albany and points West
Take I-90 through Albany to I-787 north–following directions for Troy. Follow signs for Route 7 east at Troy and proceed as above.
* From Vermont and points North:
Follow Route 7 south 1.9 miles from the VT-MA border to Bulkley Street. Make an sharp right turn onto Bulkley Street and travel 0.75 miles to its junction with Northwest Hill Road. Turn right on Norhtwest Hill Road for 100 yards to the entrance of the HMF on the left.
* From New York City and points South:
Follow the Taconic State Parkway [which begins in southern New York and heads north parallel to I-87/NY Thruway] north to the Rt. 295/E. Chatham exit (2nd to the last exit before NY Thruway). Follow Route 295 east (right turn to Route 22 north (left turn), which joins Route 20 east in New Lebanon, then splits again to the north. From Route 22 in Stephentown, turn right onto Route 43 east, crossing into Massachusetts. Entering the outskirts of Williamstown, at the blinking light (“Five Corners”) turn left onto Route 7 north and continue for 4.25 miles to the rotary at the center of town. From there continue on route 7 north–following the local directions above.
* From Boston and points East:
Take. I-90 (Mass Pike) to Exit 2, Lee, to join Route 20 west to Route 7 north. In Williamstown by the Williams Inn, follow the instructions above to Bulkley Street and the HMF.
OR, for a more scenic if ponderous route…
Follow Route 2 west across the state. In Greenfield, stay with Route 2 as it briefly joins I-91 south (bear left at merger). Take Exit 26 off I-91 to continue on Route 2 west through North Adams and Williamstown to the junction with Route 7 (rotary). Turn right on Route 7 0.3 miles to Bulkley Street; take a left on Bulkley 0.75 miles to its junction with Northwest Hill Road. Turn right on Norhtwest Hill Road for 100 yards to the entrance of the Hopkins Forest on the left.