Unicoi Gap, Ga. 75, north AT trailhead. Large parking lot. East 9 miles to Helen, GA. A simulacrum of Bavaria in the Georgia hills, Helen offers all amenities including numerous motels, restaurants, laundromat, and a library. Shuttles (706) 878-3715. Betty's Country Store and Deli, long-term resupply. West 11 miles to Hiawassee, GA which is more often accessed at Dicks Creek Gap.
Piped spring on south side of http://road.East to Franklin, NC. Lodging options include Ron Haven's Budget Inn, The Sapphire Inn, Comfort Inn, Microten Inn, Hiker's Den Hostel (same phone as Haven's Budget Inn, (828) 524-4403), Gooder Grove AT and Adventure Hostel, (828) 332-9228. Long-term resupply at Ingles Supermarket, BiLo, Walmart. Outdoor 76 and Three Eagles Outfitters offer camping equipment and shoes. Macon County Transit, (828) 349-2222 offering rides at $3 pp at 9:30a, 12:30p and 3:30p from Winding Stair Gap February thru May, check site http://www.macontransit.org/routes.html.
E 2.2 miles to West Cornwall, CT. Post Office 06796 open M-F 8-1&2-4:30, Sa 9-12 (860) 672-6791. Restaurants, limited resupply, outfitter.W 5 miles to Sharon, CT. Post Office 06069 open M-F 9:30-4:30, Sa 9:30-1:30 (860) 364-5306. Bearded Woods Bunk&Dine, (860) 480-2966,<http://www.beardedwoods.com/index.html>, will shuttle. Motel, restaurant, laundry, supermarket, pharmacy, hospital.
E 4.3 miles to Monterey, Mass. PO 01245 open Monday-F 8:30-1&2-4:30, Sa 9-11:30 (413) 528-4670.W 1 mile to Lake Buel Road, turn left, first driveway on right, 0.6 mile uphill to Mountain Retreat Center, (413) 528-6617,<https://www.facebook.com/eastmtretreat/>.W 4 miles to Great Barrington, see ATUS7.
Jerusalem Road, parking, W a short distance to a spring.W 0.6 miles to Tyringham, Mass. Post office 01264 open M-F 9-12:30&4-5:30, Sa 8:30-12:30, (413) 243-1225. Library open Tuesday 3-5, Sa 10-12. Cobble View B&B, (413) 243-2463, no pets, across from the post office.