How to get here!
Kroka is located at the southwest corner of New Hampshire, not far from the border of Vermont. Click here for a map.
767 Forest Rd, (NH Rte. 123)
Marlow, NH, 03456
Most local families choose to drop their child off by car. P.S. Don’t use GPS maps to find us – it will lead you astray!
From the West: Vermont / Interstate 91 / NH Route 12
From I-91 northbound, take exit 5. The exit ramp bears right to the stop sign, then continue straight on access road 1/2 mile to the end at Route 5.
From I-91 southbound, take exit 5. Make a left at bottom of ramp onto access road, continue on access road 3/4 mile to the end at Route 5.
Then turn right on Rte 5 south, 3/4 mile, to Westminster Station, Irving station on left. Take a left, after the Irving gas station, (Sign reads Vermont 123 EAST) down a small hill and under the stone railroad under pass. Continue across the Connecticut River to New Hampshire. At the stop sign turn LEFT onto NH Rte 12N/NH Rte 123 South. (Note that once you cross into New Hampshire you will follow Rte. 123 SOUTH) Follow Rte. 12 North/123 SOUTH until you pass an Agway store on your right. Slow down because you will be making the next right onto Upper Walpole Road. Follow Upper Walpole Road until you come to a stop sign. Take the right slip lane through the yield sign. You are now back on Rte. 123 SOUTH. From this point Kroka is approximately 11 miles). Follow Rte. 123 SOUTH through Drewsville. After the Drewsville Gereral Store (on your left) you come down a hill. Take a right to stay on Rte. 123 SOUTH. The next town you come to is Alstead. You will come to a stop sign where Rte. 123 South and 12A merge for a few miles. Make a right at this stop sign. Bear left following Rte.123 SOUTH traveling through Alstead village. You will pass a sign for 123A. Disregard this. Stay straight on 123 SOUTH. You will pass Breasure’s Greenhouses. A landmark that you are getting close to Kroka is when you pass Lake Warren on your right. Next you will see the townline Alstead/Marlow on your left and the larger town sign for Marlow on your right. Kroka will be up ahead on your right. You can see one of the yurts and then the farmhouse (directly on the road).
From the North-East
Interstate 89 Exit 5 – US 202W / Rt-9 W toward Henniker/Keene, (Note this is a left exit!)
Follow US-202 / NH-9 for 25.6 miles
After you pass through Hillsboro, start to look for Rte. 123 NORTH on your right. Turn right onto Rte. 123 NORTH, stay on Rte. 123 NORTH through Stoddard and over Pitcher Mountain until you come to NH 10. At this point NH 10 and Rte. 123 NORTH merge. Make a right onto NH 10/123N. Look for the turn of Rte. 123 NORTH (left). Stay on Rte. 123 NORTH for another 3 miles.
After topping a large hill with a white house on your right, the Kroka Base Camp will be shortly on your left.
From the South-East
From Keene take NH Route 10 N and go North through Gilsum. Continue to Marlow (passing Route 123 South on your right) until you reach the center of Marlow (Landmarks are the “Christmas Tree Inn” and the dam on the Ashuelot River).
Turn Left onto Rte. 123 NORTH. Stay on NH 123 N for another 3 miles.
After topping a large hill with a white house on your right, the Kroka base camp will be shortly on your left.
Contact Kroka a few weeks prior to your trip. We will help put you in contact with other families who might be coming your way on the same date!
Send us an email
Call us at 603-835-9087
Short day visit or campus tour
Who are you?
Friends, family, potential students, curious passers-by! You want to stop by for a few hours for a tour or just to say hello.
Come anytime: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday, or at 11:30 AM on any summer weekend!
If possible, please let us know in advance of your plans to visit, as we will want to greet you and give you a guided tour. NOTE: You must check-in with the office staff upon your arrival.
Who are you?
Graduates of any Kroka Semester Program who would like to come to visit and/or volunteer.
Welcome home! You will especially enjoy coming to a Kroka semester reunion, usually held during the first week of January each winter. You will also enjoy coming to semester graduation celebrations, typically in December and June. If you want to come and stay overnight during the summer months, we ask that you write to us at least one month in advance to schedule your visit. NOTE: We ask that temporary volunteers in the summertime commit to a full week of work, arriving on Sunday morning and departing on Saturday at noon.
Young Visitors & Volunteers
Who are you?
Children up to 17 years of age who want to come visit or volunteer at Kroka for a few days or a few weeks…
We are sorry but we cannot accommodate young overnight visitors. Instead, please come with your parents to one of our volunteer workdays, or better yet, register for one of our many excellent programs for young people!
Adult volunteers, Interns, or Apprentices
Who are you?
Adults 18+ years of age who want to come to be at Kroka as farm, facilities, or kitchen support…
At times there are opportunities for mature hard-working volunteers and apprentices, especially in the kitchen and on the farm. Please contact us at least one month in advance to see if your skills match our current needs.
More ways to get to Kroka
We recommend that you book your flights to and from Manchester NH airport (MHT) and contact Kroka to arrange a ride from the airport to Kroka.
Contact Kroka about the best possible routes. We will help you plan your route, customized to the time of year, your stamina, and the direction from which you are coming!
By Shuttle Service
Kroka offers an affordable shuttle service to and from Kroka to nearby points. Please contact us for the latest rates.
Emerson Brook Forest Hospitality
The Bailey’s B & B
We serve as a bed and breakfast for individuals or families coming to Kroka each summer. We have two rooms on the second floor, both with queen size beds and a shared bath. We are at 25 Downing Lane in Marlow, 1.9 miles south of intersection of Rt. 123 & Rt 10, directly across from Greenes Landing Road. Downing Lane is sometimes not found on GPS/IPhone etc: be sure to enter “Greenes Landing Road”; we are directly across Rt 10 at the top of Downing Lane Drive.
Price: $100.00 per night/per room, with full breakfast (using Kroka eggs!).
To reserve: call Lynn at 603-313-8876 (cell) or home 603-446-3450.
Pillsbury State Park
Fairfield Inn and Suites, Keene NH
Made unique by its 100-year old building with long standing traditions in Main Street’s E. F. Lane Block, The Fairfield Inn & Suites is a great choice for accommodations in beautiful downtown Keene. It is within walking distance to over 30 locally-owned restaurants and shops, The Colonial Theatre, & Keene State College.
Visit the Fairfield Inn & Suites website for prices and reservations
Two other options are: Courtyard by Marriot and the Holiday Inn Express.