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Directions to Retreat Location

Glen Oaks Community College

62249 Shimmel Road, Centreville, MI 49032



It is centrally located in St. Joseph County, MI on a beautiful site surrounded by the rolling hills of Sherman Township. We can be found off Shimmel Road approximately 2 miles south of M-86. 



From Lansing: Follow I-69 S and I-94 W to M-37 S.  Merge onto I-69 S. Take exit 38 to merge onto I-94 W toward Chicago. Take exit 92 for M-37(I-94 Emergency) toward Climax/Augusta. Turn left onto S 42nd St.  After 2.5 miles turn left onto E P Ave.  E P Ave turns slightly right to become S 43rd St.  After 3 miles continue onto S 42nd St.  After 7 miles continue onto Fulton Rd.  After 3.3 miles take a slight right onto M-60 W/M-66 S.  After 1 mile turn left onto Jacksonburg Rd and after 1.3 miles turn right to stay on Jacksonburg Rd.  After 1.9 miles turn left onto M-66 S.  After 6 miles turn right onto Findley Rd and then after 2 miles turn left onto Nottawa Rd.  Go half a mile and turn right onto Sauger Lake Rd.  After 2.2 miles turn right toward College Rd.   Then turn right onto College Rd.



From Kalamazoo: Take US-131 S for 17 miles.  Make a U-turn and then turn right onto Heimbach Rd.  After 3.8 miles turn right on M-60 W.  After 2.4 miles turn left onto Schweitzer Rd and then turn right onto Holtom Rd.  After 1.8 miles turn left onto M-86 E/Centreville-Constantine Rd./ W Main St.  After 1.5 miles turn right onto Shimmel Rd.  Go half mile and turn left to continue onto College Rd.


From South Bend Airport: Upon leaving airport take a left onto Lincolnway W Hwy.  Turn right onto Airport Blvd/W Terminal Dr.  At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto US-20 Business W.  At the next traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto US- 20 Business E.  Continue straight to stay on US-20 Business E.  Take the US-20 E/US-31 S ramp to Mishawaka/Plymouth.  Merge onto US-31 E.  After 8.2 miles continue onto US-20 E.  After 23.5 miles turn left onto IN-15 N.  After 3.8 miles turn right on to E Vistula St.  Turn left onto IN-15 N/Mottville Rd.  After 3 miles continue onto M-103 N.  After 3 miles turn left ont US-12 W/W Chicago Rd.  After 5 miles turn right onto N River Rd and then continue onto Locust St.  Next turn right onto N Washington St and then turn left onto E Water St.  Go half a mile and continue onto Featherstone Rd.  After 8 miles turn left onto Shimmel Rd.  After 2.8 miles turn right and continue onto College Rd.

Retreat Address & Map
The Great Lakes Retreat
PO Box 2054
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-2054