How to Get to Penobscot Bay Family Church from Hope and western Camden:
Note: For different directions from South Hope, click here.
The easiest way:
Take Route 105 to Route 1 South and just stay on Route 1 South through Rockland until you get into Thomaston. 0.3 miles from the lights at the 1/131 junction, take a left onto Roxbury St. (it’s just after the Speed Limit 25 sign), then a right onto Gleason Street. We’re the first building on the right.
The intermediate way (shorter, a little harder to follow):
Take Route 105 to Route 1 South in Camden. As you approach Rockland on Route 1 South, you will see a set of lights at the driveway to Pen Bay Medical Center on the left. At the next set of lights, there will be a poorly-marked lane to the right to go to Old County Road that you can take without actually going through the lights. Take this right and follow Old County Road straight through a set of lights at Route 17 all the way to the end where it intersects Route 1 again. Take a right onto Route 1 South for 0.4 miles. Just after the Speed Limit 25 sign, take a left onto Roxbury Street. Take the first right into Gleason Street; our parking lot is immediately on the right.
The “hard” way (shorter but much easier to get lost):
If you’re adventurous or know the shortcuts already, you can get to our church without seeing Route 1 until the very end. There are various “hard” routes through the woods that can save a little time and avoid Camden Center. The easiest such method: Take Route 105 through the Molyneaux Road intersection and take a right onto Cobb Road. Follow Cobb Road to the end, take a right and then an immediate left. Go straight at the 4-way intersection and follow that road (Meadow St.) all the way to Route 17. Take a left onto Route 17 and follow it to the lights at Old County Road in Rockland. Take a right at the lights and follow Old County Road to the end at Route 1. Take a right onto Route 1 South and follow it for 0.4 miles. Just past the Speed Limit 25 sign take a left onto Roxbury Street and the first right onto Gleason Street. We’re the first building on the right on Gleason Street.
(As you may know, there’s an alternate way to get to Meadow Street by taking a right on Molyneaux Road and a left at its end near the Camden Snow Bowl. You could just follow that road to the 4-way intersection above and take a right onto Meadow St., though there’s yet another shortcut. This way is harder than the one above, so we’ll just stick with the one above so that you’ll be able to get to church!)
Regardless of how you got to our parking lot:
Once you enter the parking lot, you will see a blue awning with two doors underneath it. Which door you use depends on whether you want to take the stairs or the elevator to the second floor.
The left door leads to the stairs; take the stairs up 1 1/2 flights and our sanctuary is the first room (206) on the left.
The right door leads to the elevator; take the elevator to the second floor, go left out of the elevator area, then left again; our sanctuary (room 206) is on the right just before the stairwell.