Directions to Two Echo

Two Echo Cohousing Community
Echo Road
Brunswick, Maine 04011
N43°56.268′ W70°03.155′

If you don’t use a GPS, use the map below to get to Two Echo, or use this link to Google maps to get directions from wherever you are.

Or print out the instructions below. There are four sets of directions, one for each of the compass points. If you’re an old time Mainer, however, you can use the DeLorme Maine Atlas, Map 6:3B, although Echo Road itself will be missing if you have a much-loved older copy.

Or, if you’re local and know how to function in Brunswick, just skip to the first section, below, starting at step 5.

From points north (Augusta, Bangor, the Allagash, Montreal):

  1. Heading south on I-95 (Maine Turnpike), take Exit 103, marked “South 295/Gardiner/Brunswick” to get to I-295.
  2. Then take exit 31A, marked “Brunswick/Topsham/196 East” and turn left from the off-ramp onto 196 to cross the highway.
  3. At the fourth light, turn right onto Topsham’s Main Street, marked “201 South/Brunswick/Maine Street.”
  4. A little after the next light you’ll cross the Androscoggin River and immediately bear right to merge onto Route 1, south. Staying on Route 1, go right at the light (Cumberland Farms on the inside corner) and you’re on Pleasant Street.
  5. Heading south on Pleasant Street/Route 1, turn right at the light onto River Road (the Bill Dodge Pre-Owned Super Center is on the far corner).
  6. Continue on River Road 4.3 miles, and turn left onto Hacker Road.
  7. Stay on Hacker 1.1 miles, then look for Echo Road and the Two Echo Community sign on the left.
  8. Turn left onto Echo Road, observing slow speed limit.
  9. When you get to Two Echo, you’ll stop at the stop sign and see a sign to help you decide which way to go based on the address of the folks you’ve come to visit:
    •  76 – 87 Two Echo Road: turn right and park in the west lot
    •  Common House, 88 – 96 and 127 Two Echo Road: go straight and park in the central lot
    •  98 – 125 Two Echo Road: turn left and park in the east lot

 

From points downeast (Camden, Belfast, Quoddy Head, Labrador):

  1. Heading south on Route 1 towards Brunswick, go past the first two Brunswick exits, “New Meadows” and “Cook’s Corner,” and stay on Route 1 as it by-passes downtown Brunswick.
  2. After Cooks Corner, edge into the left lane, marked “24 South/Maine Street/Brunswick” so as not to get stuck in the exit-only right lane to “Topsham/Lewiston.”
  3. Stay in left lane as you go under Water Street and Maine Street. You’ll curve left around a bend in the Androscoggin River, flow right at the light (Cumberland Farms on inside corner) and end up on on Pleasant Street.
  4. Heading south on Pleasant Street/Route 1, turn right at the light onto River Road (the Bill Dodge Pre-Owned Super Center is on the far corner).
  5. Continue on River Road 4.3 miles, and turn left onto Hacker Road.
  6. Stay on Hacker 1.1 miles, then look for Echo Road and the Two Echo Community sign on the left.
  7. Turn left onto Echo Road, observing slow speed limit.
  8. When you get to Two Echo, you’ll stop at the stop sign and see a sign to help you decide which way to go based on the address of the folks you’ve come to visit:
    • 76 – 87 Two Echo Road: turn right and park in the west lot
    • Common House, 88 – 96 and 127 Two Echo Road: go straight and park in the central lot
    • 98 – 125 Two Echo Road: turn left and park in the east lot

 

From points south (Portland, Boston, New York, Key West);

  1. Heading north from the Maine/New Hampshire border on I-95, take the I-295 exit in Scarborough (Exit 44); stay on I-295 to Exit 22 (marked “Freeport/Durham”).
  2. Take Exit 22 and turn right at the end of the ramp to cross over the highway. (If you turn left from this ramp, you’ll end up in Freeport/LL Bean World, and may never be seen again. Or, you may want to go there, get a few house-guest-type gifts, and then rejoin the route here…)
  3. Right away you’ll hit conjoined Routes 125/136. Turn right to go north, marked “Durham.” (If you’d like to print out a map that shows what’s to come, click here.)
  4. Continue for a little over half a mile, then bear right as Route 125 splits off from Route 136; Route 125 here is called Griffin Road.
  5. Three-quarters of a mile further, Griffin Road curves sharply left and becomes Wardtown Road, but is still Route 125. Stay on it for another 4.5 miles. (As you cross into Durham, it becomes Pinkham Brook Road, but no signs note this.)
  6. At the top of a rise in the road, turn right onto the Durham Road (the brick Durham Quaker Meeting House is on the far right corner).
  7. In just over three-quarters of a mile, you’ll see the flashing yellow light that marks the Hacker Road intersection; turn left onto Hacker.
  8. Stay on Hacker for a half mile, looking for Echo Road and the Two Echo Community sign on the right.
  9. Turn right onto Echo Road, observing slow speed limit.
  10. When you get to Two Echo, you’ll stop at the stop sign and see a sign to help you decide which way to go based on the address of the folks you’ve come to visit:
    • 76 – 87 Two Echo Road: turn right and park in the west lot
    • Common House, 88 – 96 and 127 Two Echo Road: go straight and park in the central lot
    • 98 – 125 Two Echo Road: turn left and park in the east lot

 

From points west (Lisbon Falls, Lewiston, New Hampshire, Seattle):

  1. Heading east on Route 196 through Lisbon Falls, turn right at the light onto conjoined Routes 125/9, marked “Durham.”
  2. Zero odometer. Really.
  3. Cross the Androscoggin River and immediately turn left, staying on south Route 125, marked “Freeport” (if you continue to follow signs to Durham and turn right, you’ll end up on a back way on Route 9…).
  4. At 2.6 miles on the odometer, turn left onto Soper Road.
  5. At 3.8 miles on the odometer, turn right onto Hacker Road.
  6. At about 4.9 miles on the odometer, turn left onto Echo Road, observing slow speed limit.
  7. When you get to Two Echo, you’ll stop at the stop sign and see a sign to help you decide which way to go based on the address of the folks you’ve come to visit:
    • 76 – 87 Two Echo Road: turn right and park in the west lot
    • Common House, 88 – 96 and 127 Two Echo Road: go straight and park in the central lot
    • 98 – 125 Two Echo Road: turn left and park in the east lot