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Where is the Gainesville Retreat Center?

The address of the GRC is 1605 SE 51st Street , Gainesville , Florida , 32641 . Your GPS/Mapquest may take you to the initial turn onto SE 51st Street , but once you reach the dirt road, please follow the directions here as many GPS's do not seem to register the location at that point.

From points north of Gainesville on I-75: Take Newberry Road/University Avenue east , one light past Waldo Road to Hawthorne Road (SR 20). Go south on Hawthorne Road approximately 4.5 miles. Turn left at SE 51st Street . Follow SE 51st Street on the paved road through neighborhood and continue when it turns into a dirt road. About 500 feet down the dirt road, bear to the right at the fork (you will see a big rock and a blue Gainesville Retreat Center sign). Follow dirt driveway down and up a hill and turn right at the T. Come through gate and continue to the GRC on your right. Unload in front of the center and then park in designated parking lot further down the driveway.

From points south of Gainesville on I-75: Take the Micanopy Exit. Follow 234 towards Micanopy until you reach 441. Turn right. Turn left 1/4 mile down on 234 (Country Market on left). Follow 234 approximately 6 miles until it ends. Turn left and follow bumpy road until it ends on SR 20 (major road, also called Hawthorne Road). Turn left on SR 20. Go about 2 miles and turn right on SE 51st Street. Follow SE 51st Street on the paved road through neighborhood and continue when it turns into a dirt road. About 500 feet down the dirt road, bear to the right at the fork (you will see a big rock and a blue Gainesville Retreat Center sign). Follow dirt driveway down and up a hill and turn right at the T. Come through gate and continue to the GRC on your right. Unload in front of the center and then park in designated parking lot further down the driveway.

 

 

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