The Willow Grove Presbyterian Church building is located in south Scotch Plains, just south of the Shackamaxon Country Club golf course. The church building is one block east of the intersection of Raritan Road and Martine Avenue, where the Scotch Plains South Side Firehouse povides a landmark. The church is easily reached via Martine Avenue (Scotch Plains and Fanwood), Terrill Road (Plainfield, Scotch Plains, and Fanwood), Lamberts Mill Road (Scotch Plains and Westfield) and Lake Avenue (Clark and Rahway). Please note that Raritan Road is NOT the same street as Old Raritan Road in Clark.
From Route 22
Exit Route 22 onto Terrill Road (Sears is on the corner). Take Terrill Road southeast approximately 3 miles, until it bends sharply left and becomes Raritan Road (do NOT turn right and go up the hill on Raritan Road westbound). Proceed east on Raritan Road for a bit more than ½ mile. You will pass the campus of Union County Vocational and Technical school on the right. At the traffic light at Martine Avenue and Raritan Road (South Side Firehouse on your right), go straight. Almost immediately, turn left into the church parking lot.
From the Garden State Parkway
Exit the Parkway at exit 135, Clark, and proceed north on Central Avenue, a large, multilane street with many large stores and fast food. (If you were northbound on the parkway, you will need to go around the circle and under the underpass before bearing right. If you were southbound on the parkway, Central Avenue is the first right turn off the off-ramp.) Go one long block (about 1/3 mile) on Central Avenue. At the first major intersection with traffic lights, turn left. This will put you southwestbound on Old Raritan Road, Clark. Stay on Old Raritan Road for a little over a mile, through several traffic lights, then bear right with the flow of traffic onto Oak Ridge Road. You will be on Oak Ridge Road only for a short distance. At the next traffic light (grocery/liquor store on left, doctor’s office on right), turn right on Lake Avenue. After about 1/3 mile on Lake Avenue, cross an overpass over train tracks, and arrive at a traffic signal. Bear left onto the Martine Avenue Extension. Take the Martine Avenue Extension for a bit more than ½ mile, to a traffic light at Raritan Road (South Side Firehouse on right). Turn right on Raritan Road, and almost immediately, turn left into the church parking lot.