Parking lot just W (compass north) of the AT. E 2.5 miles to Camelot Country Deli (802) 445-3053; Greenwood Lodge and Campsites, (802) 442-2547, http://www.campvermont.com/greenwood, open mid-May to late Oct. W 5.1 miles to Bennington, Vt. Post office 05201 open M-F 8a-5p, Sa 9a-2p, (802) 442-2421. Lots of lodging choices, restaurants, smaller markets. Free public wifi. Library, Family Dollar, coin laundry, banks, Express Care, (802) 447-0477, open 8a-6p, near hospital; dentist; pharmacy; vet; hardware store; free showers available at Town Recreation Center on Gage Street; Bennington Taxi, (802) 442-9052. W 7 miles to North Bennington, Vt. Severl lodging options, large chain groceries, movie theater.
E 2.5 miles via Vt. 11 to Bromley Market, (802) 824-4444, deli open 7–7. W 3.7 miles to EconoLodge Motel, (802) 362-3333; Toll Road Inn, (802) 362-1711; Red Sled Motel, (802) 362-2161; a diner. W 5.5 miles to Manchester Center, VT. PO 05255 M-F 8:30-4:30, Sa 9-12, (802) 362-3070. Green Mountain House, <http://www.greenmountainhouse.net>, (330) 388-6478, reservations required. Beds, shower, laundry, loaner clothes, full kitchen with free breakfast, camping. Private room for couples. In town there is a Price Chopper and Shaw’s. The Mountain Goat and EMS sell hiking equipment. Coin laundry; doctor; dentist; pharmacy; veterinarian; movie theater; restaurants; Manchester Taxi, (802) 362-4118 and (802) 688-6426; Leonard’s Taxi, (802) 379-5332.
In 1831 a band of vigilantes trekked to Patch Hollow from Wallingford. Their intent was to tar and feather Rolon Wheeler, resident of the Hollow, for reports that he had commited an indiscretion with his sister-in-law. Wheeler knew they were coming and waited in his dusky lair. When the vigilantes broke in, Rolon stabbed one, Isaac Osborne, to death. The rest fled. In the ensuing trial all of the vigilantes were fined and Wheeler was aquitted. The settlement has since been abandoned.