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Earthaven Ecovillage Center
5 Consensus Circle, Black Mountain, NC (Google Maps accessible, NOT GPS accessible)
45 minutes southeast of Asheville
If you are coming from other areas, you can use these directions to get to Earthaven, but see last paragraph below on where to meet your guide.
THERE IS NO CELL PHONE SERVICE ONCE YOU GET ONTO OLD FORT RD AND CAMP ELLIOTT RD. PLEASE WRITE DOWN OR SAVE DIRECTIONS ON PHONE.
From Asheville, take I-240E to I-40E toward Statesville. In 19.7 miles, take exit 73 for Old Fort.
Go 0.2 miles and make right (south) at stop sign onto Bat Cave Road. In 6.8 miles (see “A Map to Earthaven” below), this becomes Old Fort Rd. In another 1.7 miles (for a total of 8.5 miles), make a left onto Camp Elliot Road (there is a sign for “Asheville Academy”).
After turning onto Camp Elliott Road, go about a mile, passing Asheville Academy on the left. After the school, please reduce your speed to 15 mph. You will come to the end of the pavement, where the road forks, with Full Circle Trail on the right, and Another Way straight ahead through an open metal gate. Proceed through this gate, and you are at Earthaven.
The Earthaven speed limit is 5 mph. Please drive carefully as there are often children playing in this community.
Drive about 0.5 miles. You will cross one bridge and pass signs saying “Campground” and “Village Center Parking”- continue straight. Park in the gravel parking area on the left, across from a field, just before a fork to the right and a bridge to the left. Your guide will meet you there.