You can fly into Chicago, Grand Rapids, or Kalamazoo. We recommend flying into the Gerald R. Ford Grand Rapids Airport (it used to be called Kent County Airport), which is closer than Chicago and probably less expensive than flights into the smaller Kalamazoo airport. Grand Rapids is about one hour northwest of Circle Pines. Kalamazoo is about 35 minutes southwest of Circle Pines, and Chicago is about 3.5 hours drive.

You should plan to rent a car to get around the area. If you choose not to rent a car, there are some taxi services that can get you to your accommodations and to Circle Pines.

Here is a good, detailed map of the region around Circle Pines. Circle Pines also has a less detailed map and directions on their website.

Chicago Directions
From Chicago to Circle Pines:
I-94 E to exit #80 (Sprinkle Road). Turn left (north) and follow Sprinkle Road to Gull Road/M-43, and turn right. Turn left when M-43 turns left in the town of Richland. Follow M-43 to Delton. Turn left on Delton Road, just past the school. In Prairieville, turn right onto Norris Road at the 4-way stop. After 5 miles, turn right onto Mullen Road (unpaved) at the sign with two pine trees. Circle Pines is the first driveway on the left.

Plainwell Comfort Inn Directions

From Grand Rapids Airport: 45 minutes/40 miles:
Start out going west on Ross Dr toward Corporate Dr. and turn an immediate right onto Corporate Dr. Turn left onto 44th St./John J. Oostema Boulevard (0.5 miles). Continue to follow 44th St. (7.25 miles). Turn left and merge onto US-131 S via the ramp- on the left- toward Kalamazoo (30.5 miles). Take the M-89 E exit (#49A) toward Plainwell (.2 miles). Merge onto M-89 E/Allegan St. (.35 miles). It's just east of the overpass.
From Chicago/I-94: 3 hours
Take 1-94 to M-131 north (exit #74). Take the M-89 E exit (#49A) toward Plainwell (.2 miles). Merge onto M-89 E/Allegan St. (0.35 miles).
It's just east of the overpass.
To Circle Pines: 30 minutes/20 miles:
Go east on M-89/Allegan St. (5.8 miles). Turn left onto Doster Rd./CR-623 (2.6 miles) which curves to the right and becomes 3 Mile Rd/CR-406 (3.3 miles). Turn left onto Norris Rd. (8 miles). Turn right on Mullen Road at the Circle Pines Center sign (unpaved) at the sign with two pine trees. Circle Pines is the first driveway on the left.
Gun Lake Motel Directions
From Grand Rapids Airport:
Go west on Ross Dr toward Corporate Dr. and turn an immediate right onto Corporate Dr. Turn left onto 44th St./John J. Oostema Boulevard (0.5 miles). Continue to follow 44th St. (7.25 miles). Turn left and merge onto US-131 S via the ramp- on the left- toward Kalamazoo (about 35 miles). Get off at exit #61 and go west on 179 (it may be called A-42) follow it a bit. Turn right onto Patterson Rd. and drive about .5 miles. The motel is on you right.
From I-94/Chicago:
Take I-94 to M-131 north (exit #74). Get off at exit #61 and go west on 179 (it may be called A-42). Follow it a bit and turn right onto Patterson Rd. Drive about .5 miles. The motel is on your right.
To Circle Pines:
Turn right on Patterson Rd, drive about 7 min., and turn left on Keller.
The Keller street sign is small, but there is a larger sign for Mullenhurst Golf Course and Dan's Tree Service. (If you get to the Orangeville church on your left side and a sharp turn in the road to the right, you've gone too far.) Take Keller road about 3 minutes and turn left on Norris. Drive about 1 min. and take a right on Mullen Road at the Circle Pines Center sign (unpaved) at the sign with two pine trees. Circle Pines is the first driveway on the left.
Adrounie House (Hastings) Directions
From Grand Rapids Airport: 25 miles/40 minutes:
Go west on Ross Dr toward Corporate Dr. and turn an immediate right onto Corporate Dr. Turn left onto 44th St./John J. Oostema Boulevard (0.5 miles). Turn left onto Patterson Ave (1.6 miles). Turn left onto M-37 S/Broadmoor Ave and follow it 23 miles. Pass through Middleville. When you enter Hastings, M-37 becomes Broadway-you will have to turn right at the light. (If you get to the cute part of downtown, you've gone too far). Adrounie House will be on your right side.
From I-94/Chicago: About 40 min. from I-94.
Take I-94 E to exit #80 (Sprinkle Road). Turn left (North) and follow Sprinkle Road to Gull Road/M-43, and turn right. Turn left when M-43 turns left in the town of Richland. Follow M-43 past Delton and turn right on A-42/Noonday Rd. When you enter Hastings, turn right at M-37/Broadway. Adrounie House will be on your right side.
To Circle Pines:
Backtrack on M-37/M-43 back towards Middleville. Continue to follow M-43, which slightly veers to the right (2.7 miles). Stay straight to go onto Gun Lake Rd/M-179. Continue to follow M-179 (5.5 miles). Turn left at the stop sign onto Yankee Springs Rd. and follow it 3.3 miles. It will become Norris Road (1.6 miles). Turn left on Mullen Road (unpaved) at the sign with two pine trees. Circle Pines is the first driveway on the left.

Kalamazoo Directions

From Chicago/I-94 to downtown Kalamazoo accommodations: About 3 hours.

Take I-94 to exit #74, US 131 north and go about 3 miles. Get off at exit 38A, West Main. Turn right onto West Main St and go about 3 miles. At some point Main St becomes Michigan Ave...

…To Stuart Avenue Inn: Immediately past the Kalamazoo College Tennis Courts, look for the 200 foot long white picket fence. As soon as the fence ends, turn left onto Stuart

. … To Radisson Plaza Hotel: On corner of Rose and Michigan.

… To Hall House B&B: On corner of Thompson and Main.

… To Kalamazoo Knights Inn: Go right on Westnedge and drive about 10 blocks.

From Grand Rapids Airport to downtown Kalamazoo: appx. 45 min.

Start out going west on Ross Dr toward Corporate Dr. and turn an immediate right onto Corporate Dr. Turn left onto 44th St./John J. Oostema Boulevard (0.5 miles). Continue to follow 44th St. (7.25 miles). Turn left and merge onto US-131 S via the ramp- on the left- toward Kalamazoo. Get off at exit 38A, West Main. Turn west onto Main St and go about 3 miles. At some point Main St becomes Michigan Ave.

From all downtown Kalamazoo accommodations to Circle Pines: 40 min.

Take Michigan Ave east about 1 mile. Turn right onto M-43/Gull Road. Go east to Richland. Turn left when M-43 turns left in the town of Richland. Follow M-43 to Delton. Turn left on Delton Road, just past the school. In Prairieville, turn right onto Norris Road at the 4-way stop. After 5 miles, turn right at the Circle Pines sign onto Mullen Road (unpaved) at the sign with two pine trees. Circle Pines is the first driveway on the left.

 

Grand Rapids Directions
To Amway Hotel from the Grand Rapids Airport:
Take right at Patterson (first light), go 2 miles and turn right on 28th St. Go .5 miles to I-96 west to Grand Rapids. Stay to the left and merge onto I-196. Take exit #77C Ottawa Ave. Go 3 blocks and turn right on Pearl St. Go 1.5 blocks. Cross Monroe St., and self-parking ramp is on left.
From the Amway Hotel to Circle Pines: 35 miles/1 hour:
Take Monroe Ave and turn right on Michigan Ave. Merge onto I-196 E via the ramp- on the left- toward Lansing (3.7 miles). I-196 E becomes I-96 E. (5.4 miles). Take the 28th St West exit (#43A) toward the airport. Turn right onto 28th St. SE (0.5 miles). Turn left onto Patterson Ave (3.6 miles). Turn a slight left onto Broadmoor Ave/M-37 S. Continue to follow M-37 S past Middleville (13.9 miles). Turn slight right onto N. Yankee Springs Rd./CR-611 (3.3 miles)-be careful, the sign is about 100 feet before the turn-off, which isn't clearly marked. It will become S. Norris Road/CR-611 (1.6 miles). Turn left on Mullen Road (unpaved) at the sign with two pine trees. Circle Pines is the first driveway on the left.
To Motel 6 and Comfort Inn-Airport from the airport:
Very close. Go east on I-96. Take exit 43A and go west on 28th St. Motel 6 is 2.3 miles on your left. Comfort Inn is 1.5 miles on right.
From Motel 6 and Comfort Inn to Circle Pines:50 minutes/25 miles. Go west on 28th St and turn left onto M-37 S/Broadmoor Ave (18 miles). Turn slight right onto N. Yankee Springs Rd./CR-611 and follow it (6 miles). It will become S. Norris Road/CR-611. (1.6 miles). Turn left on Mullen Road (unpaved) at the Circle Pines Center sign. Circle Pines is the first driveway on the left.