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Map & Directions to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center 







From St Paul (route #1): Take I-35E South: take County Road 42 right (West) four miles. Go left on Dakota (Co 27) just over two miles. Turn right on Co Rd 44 and go a half mile, look for the green Franciscan Retreats sign, turn left. (This is a simple route, but delayed by traffic lights.)

From Minneapolis: Take I-35W South: take County Road 42 right (West) nearly four miles. Go left on Dakota (Co 27) just over two miles. Turn right on Co Rd 44 and go a half mile, look for the green Franciscan Retreats sign, turn left. (This is a simple route, but delayed by traffic lights.)

From St Paul/Minneapolis (route #2): Take I-35E or 35W South. Pass Buckhill Ski Slope. Exit I-35 at 185th Street and turn right, go 4.5 miles. Turn right on Co Road 27. Go 1.5 miles take left on County Road 44. Proceed a half mile then look for our green highway sign. Turn left to the retreat center (This is a longer route but, with pastures, fewer traffic lights, scenic and relaxing.)

From Richfield, Hopkins, Golden Valley, take 169 south and cross the Minnesota River. Immediately after crossing river, exit Savage/Prior Lake Highway 13, climbing out of the valley, cross Co Rd 42, continue 3 miles on hwy 13 and turn left on 160th Street, (that is also Co Road 44). Proceed one mile to Franciscan Retreat sign, turn right. Follow St. Francis Lane to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center.





From Bloomington: Take 169 South over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge and exit on Hwy 13 (Prior Lake/Savage) Continue out of the river valley on Hwy 13. After crossing Co Rd. 42, continue on Hwy 13 three miles to 160th street (also called Hwy 44). Go left on 160th st one mile and turn right on St Francis Lane to the retreat center.



From Iowa, take I-35 North, exit for Prior Lake and Lakeville (185th Street) and turn left (west). Go 4.5 miles then turn right on Co Road 27. Go 1.5 miles then take left on County Road 44. Proceed a half mile then look for our green highway sign. Turn left to the retreat center.

Directions from Rochester to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, Prior Lake, MN
 
Amy Liang has provided the following detailed directions to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center from Rochester, Minnesota -- and back again: 

This route from Rochester to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, Prior Lake, is approximately 80 miles, 1 hour 45 minutes.  It goes through Northfield.  It is simpler and easier to follow than the route posted on Expedia.com or Mapquest.com (going through Farmington and Lakeville).  It can be broken into 3 parts.

 

Part 1- from Rochester to Cannon Falls via US Highway 52 North (#1)


 

Part 2- from Cannon Falls to Northfield via SR-19 West.  Note: SR-19 is kind of twists and turns and takes other local road names: Hwy 19 Blvd, 330 th St, Stanton Blvd, Lonsdale Blvd, etc.  Just remember to follow the sign with number 19 West. (#2 - # 8)


 

 Part 3- from Northfield to Prior Lake via I-35 North and CR-60/CR-21 West.  Note: CR-21 also changes its name to 185th Street and Eagle Creek Parkway. (#9 - #16)



1: From Rochester, take ramp onto US-52 North- 40 miles

2: Take Ramp onto MN-19 / Cannon Falls / Northfield.- 0.3

3: Turn RIGHT (West) onto SR-19 [Highway 19 Blvd]- 6.1

4: Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-19 [SR-56]- 1.0

5: Turn RIGHT (West) onto SR-19 [Highway 19 Blvd]- 7.8

6: Turn RIGHT (West) onto SR-19 [W 2nd St]- 0.1

7: Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-3 [Dahomey Ave]- 0.3

8: Bear RIGHT (West) onto SR-19 [5th St W / Lonsdale Blvd]- 6.8

9: Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-35 North- 14.4 miles

10: Take exit 84 and turn LEFT onto CR-60 / 185th St W- 0.3

11: Road name changes from CR-60 to CR-21 [185th St E]- 3.4

12: Turn RIGHT (North) onto CR-27 [Texas Ave]- 1.6

13: Turn LEFT (South-West) onto CR-44 [Allen Blvd S]- 0.5

14: Turn LEFT (South) onto St Francis Ln.- 0.1

15: Road name changes to White Dr - < 0.1

16: Turn LEFT (South) onto St Francis Ln- 0.3




Directions from Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, Prior Lake, to Rochester
 
1: Start on St Francis Ln.- 0.3 miles

2: Turn RIGHT (East) onto White Dr- < 0.1

3: Road name changes to St Francis Ln- 0.1

4: Turn RIGHT (East) onto CR-44 [158th St W- 0.5

5: Turn RIGHT (South-East) onto CR-27 [Texas Ave]- 1.6

6: Turn LEFT (East) onto CR-21 [Eagle Creek Ave SE]- 3.4

7: Road name changes to CR-60 [185th St W]- 0.3

8: Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-35 South (toward Albertlea)- 14.4                

9: Take exit 69 to Northfield - 0.3

10: Turn LEFT (East) onto SR-19 [330th St / Lonsdale Blvd]- 6.8

11: Turn LEFT (North) onto SR-3 [Dahomey Ave]- 0.3

12: Turn RIGHT (East) onto SR-19 [W 2nd St]- 0.1

13: Turn LEFT (East) onto SR-19 [Highway 19 Blvd]- 6.1

14: Take Ramp (LEFT) onto US-52 S toward Rochester- 40 miles

15: Take the exit closest to your home in Rochester!



 
 
                                                                            
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