TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
The Earth Equity and Design for Freedom | Landscapes Forum will be on Thursday, May 26th from 10am to 4pm at Grace Farms, will feature panels, tours, walks, lunch and breakout discussions with tools for establishing a new paradigm to create biodiversity-positive, nature-based solutions in our landscapes, installed with sustainable materials free of forced labor and child labor. Register
We look forward to hosting you. Here’s everything you need to know about getting to and from Grace Farms.
We have secured a room block at:
EVEN Hotel in Norwalk, Connecticut
426 Main Avenue, Route 7, Norwalk, CT 06851
King bed or two double beds: $109.00 plus tax/per night
Offering spacious and comfortable rooms, the EVEN Hotel is located in a safe area that’s about a 15-20 minute drive to Grace Farms. It’s easily accessible to the highway and has local restaurants, a Stop & Shop, and coffee shops nearby.
There will be a shuttle to and from the hotel in the morning and in the evening at scheduled times (see more about the shuttle below). The room block is available for 1-3 nights from: May 24, 2022 to May 26, 2022. This block is available to book until May 19, 2022. The rooms include:
- Complimentary parking
- Free WiFi
- In-room workout equipment with 10 TV channels of workout classes
- Keurig coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, small refrigerator
- Cancellations are allowed up to 48 hours prior to check-in
- No advance deposit required
To book your room:
Reservations Line: (888) 939-3177
Reference Group Block Code: DFL or Design For Freedom Landscapes
Or you can book hotel online.
By Metro-North Train:
|From NYC||From New Haven|
|Take the Metro-North Railroad (New Haven Line) from Grand Central to New Canaan Station.|
|Take the Metro-North Railroad from Union Station to New Canaan (change at Stamford).|
Additionally, Amtrak travels to Stamford Station. From Stamford Station, take the Metro-North Railroad to New Canaan Station.
We are serviced by the Metro-North New Haven Line. Please make sure when looking up train times that you select MNR with the destination, “New Canaan.”
For accurate timetables, view MTA schedules.
We will provide a shuttle between the New Canaan Train Station and Grace Farms in the morning before the forum and in the late afternoon after the forum ends. The shuttle times depend on train times and are subject to change from now until the forum. See the approximate times below:
8:15AM | PICK UP GUESTS @ HOTEL EVEN, DEPART TO 2nd PICK UP @ NEW CANAAN TRAIN STATION FOR 8:37AM TRAIN & DROP OFF AT GRACE FARMS LOWER LOT .
9:08AM | PICK UP GUESTS @ HOTEL EVEN, DEPART TO 2nd PICK UP @ NEW CANAAN TRAIN STATION FOR 9:28AM TRAIN & DROP OFF AT GRACE FARMS UPPER LOT .
3:00PM | PICK UP @ LOWER LOT & Drive TO NEW CANAAN TRAIN STATION TO CATCH 3:29PM TRAIN to NYC
3:50PM | PICK UP @ LOWER LOT & DRIVE TO NEW CANAAN TRAIN STATION TO CATCH 4:22PM TRAIN to NYC & THEN DROP OFF REMAINING GUESTS AT HOTEL EVEN.
Grace Farms is accessible by local taxi and ride sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft. Taxis are available at the New Canaan Train Station, if the Grace Farms shuttle times do not suit your travel plans.
See below for a table of local airports and travel times.
|Airport Name and Location||Driving Distance to Grace Farms|
|Westchester County Airport,|
White Plains, NY (HPN)
|20 miles; 35-45 minutes|
Queens, NY (LGA)
|48 miles; 1.5 hours|
Queens, NY (JFK)
|52 miles; 1.5 to 2 hours|
|Bradley International Airport,|
Windsor Locks, CT (North of Hartford, CT) (BDL)
|88 miles; 1.5 to 2 hours|