Directions to Heathcote

General Directions

Our mill is at 21300 Heathcote RD, Freeland, MD 21053

Heathcote is at the end of a narrow access road. On Heathcote Road, the farm and mill seminar center is just past the turn-off to Black Locust Brewery. The farm is up-hill as seen from the side of the road, visible on your right. Most events meet in front of the old mill, which you’ll see just before crossing the creek.

Special directions to mill:

If the event meets in front of the old mill building: Follow Heathcote Road past the mill. The mill is a white building that has three visible stories.

Mill Parking:

Park on either side of the carriage house just past the mill, where there is gravel. Parking is also available using the lawn in front of the barn. The lawn parking next to the mill is for deliveries, and the ground is soft when wet, which is most of the time.

Special directions to Polaris:

If the event is at Polaris, after turning onto Heathcote Road from Freeland Road, ascend the first gravel drive on the right after you’ve turned down onto Heathcote Road. It is a hair-pin intersection. At the end of the drive, you’ll find gravel parking in front of Polaris. It’s the only house on the drive.

Special directions to Heathcote Farm:

If you are coming to the farm, it will be on your right, just as you pass the turn-off to Black Locust Brewery. For parking, pull up car-width path leading to fenced area around greenhouse tunnel. If no space is available there, use the special directions to the mill parking.


From South:

Exit 36 from I-83 N. Exit is marked with sign advertising services available at Fill’Er-Up gas station and carry-out store. From the I-83 N exit, turn right onto Old York Road (MD-439 W). Follow it over the freeway. Turn right again onto York Road (MD-45 N). Continue past Fill’Er-Up until the intersection at Freeland Rd. You will see the Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Department to your right. Pass the fire station by turning left onto Freeland Road. Drive 0.7 miles. Pass the turn for Heathcote Rd on your right to the second Heathcote Road on your immediate left. Descend onto Heathcote Road. Follow Heathcote Road according to event destination.


From North:

Exit 37 onto Freeland Road from traveling south on I-83 S. You are in Pennsylvania. A Welcome to Maryland sign is posted just before the Freeland Road overpass. The exit is just directly south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Once exiting, merge right onto Freeland Road. Continue past the first signal at the intersection with York Road. Continue 0.7 miles. Pass the first Heathcote Rd on your right, then take your immediate left, descending onto Heathcote Road. Follow Heathcote Road according to event destination.

By Public Transportation, Bus, and Train Services:

Unfortunately, Heathcote is in a rural area remote from access to public transportation, including long-haul bus lines and trains. The nearest train stations are Penn Station in Baltimore, MD (BAL) and Mount Joy station in Mount Joy, PA (MJY), approximately 20 miles from York, PA. The Baltimore Downtown Bus Station has the closest long-haul bus station. It serves Greyhound and Peter Pan.



There are deer ticks in our woods and it is best to check yourself for ticks shortly after your departure.  Some visitors opt to apply a tick repellent such as pyrethrum prior to their arrival.