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Travel Directions to the Northcountry Planetarium

From North or South

  • Take the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) to exit 37.
  • Turn right at the traffic light and proceed East on Route 3 into the city and get into the left lane.
  • Follow Route 3 towards downtown Plattsburgh.
  • When the road splits, do not follow the signs for SUNY Plattsburgh, but instead, stay in the left lane and follow Route 3 as it transitions into Cornelia Street.
  • At the 2nd light after the fork, turn right onto Beekman Street. You should pass Hawkins Hall, a large castle-like building, on the corner of Cornelia & Beekman Streets.
  • There is a bus turnout in front of Hawkins Hall where bus passengers can be let off to continue their journey on foot. Hudson Hall is one block away on the corner of Beekman & Boards Streets.
  • The front doors off Beekman Street are handicapped accessible, and lead into Hudson Hall’s main lobby area. Turn right into the physics wing, and continue walking to the end of the hall. The Northcountry Planetarium is room 108 Hudson Hall.

From West or East

  • Take I-90 (Interstate 90) toward Albany.
  • Take the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) north to exit 37.
  • Turn right at the traffic light and proceed East on Route 3 into the city and get into the left lane.
  • Follow Route 3 towards downtown Plattsburgh.
  • When the road splits, do not follow the signs for SUNY Plattsburgh, but instead, stay in the left lane and follow Route 3 as it transitions into Cornelia Street.
  • At the 2nd light after the fork, turn right onto Beekman Street.
  • You should pass Hawkins Hall, a large castle-like building, on the corner of Cornelia & Beekman Streets.
  • There is a bus turnout in front of Hawkins Hall where bus passengers can be let off to continue their journey on foot. Hudson Hall is one block away on the corner of Beekman & Boards Streets.
  • The front doors off Beekman Street are handicapped accessible, and lead into Hudson Hall’s main lobby area. Turn right into the physics wing, and continue walking to the end of the hall. The Northcountry Planetarium is room 108 Hudson Hall.

From the Grand Isle Ferry

  • After departing the ferry, take NY-314 (the central road that leaving the Cumberland Head).
  • At the 2nd light turn left on to US-9 South.
  • As you pass over a little bridge into the city, US-9 transforms to Margaret St/ US-9. Follow Margaret St. toward downtown Plattsburgh.
  • At the Georgia Pacific paper plant intersection, turn right onto Boynton Avenue.
  • Follow Boynton up-hill past Melissa Penfield Park and at the 3rd light turn left onto Beekman Street.
  • Follow Beekman Street through 2 lights and past both CVPH Hospital and Hawkins Hall, a large castle-like building, on the corner of Cornelia & Beekman.
  • There is a bus turnout in front of Hawkins Hall where bus passengers can be let off to continue their journey on foot. Hudson Hall is one block away on the corner of Beekman & Boards Streets.
  • The front doors off Beekman Street are handicapped accessible, and lead into Hudson Hall’s main lobby area. Turn right into the Physics wing, and continue walking to the end of the hall. The Northcountry Planetarium is room 108 Hudson Hall.

Bus Drivers

After letting your passengers off at the Hawkins Hall turnout, bus drivers should continue ahead to the traffic light at the corner of Beekman & Broad Streets. Take a right at this light and continue one block to the next light, and take a left onto Draper Avenue. Follow Draper around a right-hand turn and then make the first left onto Sanborn Avenue. Follow Sanborn to its end and then make a right onto Rugar Street. Continue up hill on Rugar until you reach our campus’ athletic field house area.

Turn left into either entrance and park until it is time to return to Hudson Hall to pick-up your passengers.

Passenger Car Drivers

Car drivers are encouraged to park in the parking lot nearest Hawkins Hall labeled as P2 (click here to see campus parking map) at the north end of campus. The entrance to the P2 parking lot is off Cornelia Street between Draper Avenue and Beekman Street. Once parked, patrons should follow the sidewalk passing in front of Hawkins Hall toward Hudson Hall. There are two entrances to Hudson Hall;

  1. The main doors off Beekman Street, which are handicapped accessible.
  2. The side doors nearest the Hawkins Hall pond.

Handicapped Parking

People with limited mobility may wish to park closer to Hudson Hall along Beekman side-streets, either Court or Brinkerhoff Streets.

Handicapped parking is located in the small P5 (click here to see campus parking map) parking area adjacent to Hudson Hall. The entrance to P5 is off Beekman Street just before the light at the intersection of Beekman & Broad Streets. After parking in P5, patrons should use the ramp near main doors facing Beekman to gain entrance into Hudson Hall.

For further information about arrival and parking options or to have a staff member meet you and guide you please call our staff at (518) 564-3168 anytime Monday–Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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To learn more about the Northcountry Planetarium at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Northcountry Planetarium
Office: Hudson Hall 104
Phone: (518) 564-3168
Fax: (518) 564-3175
Email: northcountryplanetarium@plattsburgh.edu

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