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SOURCES OF FOOD RESUPPLY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

I'm planning to thru-hike the AT next year (2006). One of my top priorities is ensuring adequate nutrition. Besides the obvious benefits of a good diet, I want to minimize weight loss. (At 5'10", 155 pounds, I can't afford to lose much.) I'd also prefer to make do without mail drops (or, if not possible, keep them to a minimum).

I prepared the following table because I could not find an overview (in the format I wanted) of places to get groceries on the AT. The information was pieced together from various sources, including the 2004 editions of the A.T. Data Book and the A.T. Thru-Hikers' Companion ( Data Book and Thru-Hikers' Companion, The Online Companion), and Jack Tarlin's excellent resupply article on Whiteblaze.net.

I am using it as a general planning tool and posting it in case others might find it helpful. It is, however, no substitute for an up-to-date trail guide. The table is limited to food resupply locations within five miles of the trail and does not contain any of the other invaluable information that trail guides provide (sources of groceries more than five miles from the trail, sources of water and stove fuel; available services, locations of shelters and accommodations, restaurants, and outfitters, etc.)

It should go without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that the information comes with no guarantee of accuracy. None of it is based upon my personal knowledge. In addition, it is dated and changes are constantly occurring. If you are aware of any omissions or inaccuracies, please let me know so I can make the necessary corrections.

NOTES:

The number in the left-hand column is the distance in miles between the sources of resupply appearing immediately above and below it to the right.

Only sources of groceries located within five miles of the trail are identified. I figured that was the maximum distance it would be reasonable to walk if one wanted leave the trail to resupply and be back on the trail the same day.

LT = source of long term resupply.

ST = source of short term resupply.

? = missing information or uncertainty.

Sources of food resupply on the A.T. by state

Maine
New Hampshire
Vermont
Massachusetts
Connecticut
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Maryland
West Virginia
Virginia
Tennessee and North Carolina
Georgia



MAINE
Katahdin/Baxter State Park (no food resupply)
15.1
Abol Bridge/junction with international AT -- on AT (Linda's Store -- ST)
30.4
Maher Trail to White House Landing Wilderness Camp -- 1.2mE (ST)
72.3
ME 15, Monson, ME -- 2(4?)mE (Monson General Store -- LT, gas station/convenience store)
33.4
US 201, Caratunk, ME -- 1mW (Trail Post {Rivers and Trails?] Store -- LT)
36.6
ME 27, Stratton, ME -- 2mE (Mountainside Grocers -- LT), 5mW (Fotter's Market -- LT)
58.6
South Arm Rd -- 3.5(4.5?)mW (South Arm Campground -- ST)
51.5
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NEW HAMPSHIRE
US 2, Gorham, NH -- 1mE (?), 3.6mW (+1.5 N on NH 16?) to Shaw's -- LT, Wal-Mart)
21.1
NH 16, Pinkham Notch -- on AT (Pinkham Notch Camp -- ST)
26
US 302, Crawford Notch, 3mE (Crawford Notch Campground and General Store -- LT)
27.7
I-93,US 3, Franconia Notch, 2.1mW (Lafayette Place Campground -- ST), 2.2mE (?)
16.3
NH 112, Kinsman Notch, 5mE (to Wayne's Mkt in N. Woodstock -- LT)
14.5
NH 25C, Warren, NH -- 4mE (Grocery -- ST)
4.8
NH 25A, Wentworth, NH -- 4.8mE (Shawnee's General Store -- LT)
16.0
Lyme-Dorchester Rd., Lyme Center, NH -- 3.2mW (Country Store -- ST)
17.6
Hanover, NH -- on AT (Hanover Food Co-op -- LT, Food Stop, Stinson's -- both ST)
1.5
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VERMONT
Norwich, VT -- 0.3mW (Dan and Whits general store -- LT)
8.3
VT 14, West Hartford, VT -- on AT (Rick and Tina's Country Store and Snack Bar)
11.1
Woodstock Stage (Barnard or Bartlett Brook) Road, South Pomfret, VT -- 1mE (Teago's General Store -- ST)
1.5
VT 12, Woodstock, VT -- 4.4mE (Grocery in Woodstock -- LT)
20.4
VT 100, Gifford Woods State Park -- 0.6mE to Killington, VT
3.3
US 4 -- 2.6mE to Killington, VT (Same as above) Shuttle bus ($1 per ride) runs along US 4 between Killington and Rutland (10mW) which is a source of LT supply, including Mountain Travelers Outdoor Shop.
17.4
VT 103, North Clarendon, VT -- 1mW (Clarendon General Store/Oasis Sports -- ST)
6.3
VT 140, Wallingford, VT -- 2.8mW (General Store -- ST), 3.7mE (?)
6.0
Green Mountain Trail to Homer Stone Brook Trail -- 2.3(3?)mW (Charlie's General Store -- ST)
2.3
Danby-Landgrove Rd. (USFS 10), Danby, VT -- 3.5mW (Mt. Tabor Country Store and Nichols Store -- both ST)
12.3
Mad Tom Notch (USFS 21), Peru, VT -- 4.3mE (to Peru?)
5.5
VT 11 & 30, -- 2.5mE (on VT 11 to Bromley Market in Peru, VT -- ST). (Also -- 5.5mW on VT 11/30 to Manchester Center, VT. Price Chopper and Shaws supermarkets -- both LT)
13.7
Stratton Mountain -- 1.7mE (Stratton Village grocery store)
26.4
VT 9, Bennington, VT -- 3.9(5.1?)mW (Price Chopper and Hannaford supermarkets -- both LT)
18.4
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MASSACHUSETTS
MA 2, North Adams/Williamstown, MA -- 0.5mW (Super Shop & Stop -- LT), 0.7mE (?), 2.5mE (to North Adams -- Price Chopper supermarket and Convenience Plus -- both LT; Cumberland Farms -- ST), 2.6mW (to Williamstown -- Super Stop n Shop -- LT)
14
MA 8, Cheshire, MA -- 0.2mW (convenience store -- ST), 0.5mW (to Cheshire -- Nejaimes's Market -- ST, H.D. Reynolds general store -- snacks and fuel), 4mE (to Adams -- Big Y Foods supermarket -- LT, New Adams Market -- ST)
9.3
MA 8 & 9, Dalton, MA -- 0.3mW (Cumberland Farms and Dalton General Store -- both ST)
9.6
Pittsfield (Washington. Mountain) Road, Beckett, MA -- 5mE (?)
9.4
US 20, Lee, MA -- 5mW (Price Chopper Supermarket -- LT)
20.7
MA 23, -- 4mW to Great Barrington (Big Y Foods -- LT, Ely's Market and Popeye's Convenience Store -- both ST), 4.3mE to Monterey (Monterey General Store -- LT)
8.4
US 7 -- on AT (farm stand), 1.8mW to Great Barrington (see above), 3.3mE to Sheffield (Sheffield Market Place -- LT)
3.6
MA 41 -- 1.2mW to South Egremont (convenience store)
17.8
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CONNECTICUT
CT 41 (Undermountain Road), Salisbury, CT -- 0.8mW (La Bonne Epicure Market -- LT)
0.7
US 44 -- 0.4mW to Salisbury, CT (see above)
16.8
West Cornwall Road -- 4.7mW to Sharon, CT (supermarket)
4.8
CT 4, Cornwall Bridge, CT -- 0.9mE (Baird's General Store -- ST)
11.1
CT 341 (Schaghticoke Rd.), Kent, CT -- 0.8mE (David IGA -- LT, Kent Market -- ST)
7.8
Side trail to Bulls Bridge Road Parking Area -- 0.4mE (Country Market -- ST)
3.0
CT 55 -- 2.5mE to Gaylordsville (Gaylordsville Country Store -- ST)
0.7
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NEW YORK
Hoyt Rd., Wingdale, NY -- 3.3mW via Hoyt and Webatuck Roads (Wingdale Supermarket and Food Market -- both LT)
7.1
NY 22, Appalachian Trail Railroad Station -- 0.6mE (Tony's Deli. Italian Village Deli and Market, Ben's Store), 4mW to Wingdale (see above)
2.4
County 20 (West Dover Rd.), Pawling, NY -- 3.1mE (A&G Food Market -- LT)
5.0
NY 55, Poughquaq, NY -- 1.5mW (Poughquaq Central Market -- LT), 3.1(3.6?)mW (convenience store -- ST)
7.2
NY 52, Stormville, NY -- 0.5mE (Mountain Top Market Deli -- ST), 2mE (?), 1.9(2.2?)mW (Citgo Mini Mart -- ST)
19.5
Canopus Hill Road -- 1.6mE (E 0.3m on Canopus Hill Road, S 0.1m on Canopus Hollow Road, W 1.2m on Sunset Hill Road to Putnam Valley Market -- ST)
5.0
US 9/NY 403, Peekskill, NY -- 1.9mE (?), 4.8mE (take Highland Ave where it forks from US 9 about 3 miles from the AT -- supermarkets)
5.8
Bear Mountain Bridge, Fort Montgomery, NY -- 0.7mW (M&R Grocery and Mobil Mini Mart -- both ST)
18.6
NY 17, 1.8mE to Southfields, NY (Corner Deli -- ST), 3.7mW to Arden, NY (groceries)
4.9
West Mombasha Road -- 0.6mW (Bently's North Deli)
7.1
NY 17A -- 1.6mW to Bellvale (Bellvale General Store and Village Market -- both ST), NY, 2mE to Greenwood Lake, NY (Market Basket Deli, CVS Pharmacy, Country Grocery, Cumberland Farms -- all ST), 3.5mW to Warwick, NY (+1.4mS on NY 94?) to Shoprite -- LT)
5.9
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NEW JERSEY
State Line Trail, Hewitt, NJ -- 3.7mE (to Greenwood Lake, NY?)
2.2
Long House (Brady) Road -- 0.7mW (?)
1.4
Warwick Turnpike -- 1.8mE (?), 2.7mW (grocery -- LT)
2.6
Barrett Rd,, New Milford, NY -- 1.8mW (?)
3.1
NJ 94, Vernon, NJ -- 0.1mW (Heaven Hill Farm -- ST), 2.4mE (A&P Supermarket -- LT, natural foods store)
2.3
County 517 -- 1.1mW to Glenwood, NJ (Pochuck Valley Farm Market & Deli -- ST)
8.5
NJ 284 -- 0.4mW (End of the Line Grocery -- ST)
1.0
Lott Road (Jersey Ave.), Unionville, NY -- 0.4mW (Horler's General Store -- LT)
8.8
NJ 23 -- 2.5mE (?), 4.3mW to Port Jervis, NY (Shop-Rite Supermarket -- LT)
14.3
US 206/Culvers Gap -- on AT (Worthington Bakery -- ST), 1.6mE (?), 3.4mE to Branchville, NJ (Dale's Market -- LT, Yellow Cottage Deli & Bakery -- ST)
17.9
Camp Road -- 0.3mW (Mohican Outdoor Center campstore)
10.5
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PENNSYLVANIA
PA 611, Delaware Water Gap, PA -- ~1m in town (Amoco Food Mart, Gulf Mini Mart, Farmer's Market -- all ST), 3.2(5?)mW to East Stroudsburg and Stroudsburg, PA (grocery stores)
15.6
PA 33, Wind Gap, PA -- 1mE (Giant and Sandt's Market -- LT, Turkey Hill Mini Market and Texaco Mini Mart -- both ST)
15.4
Little Gap, Danielsville, PA --1.5mE (small market)
5.3
PA 873/Lehigh Gap -- 2mE on PA 873 to Slatington, PA (convenience stores), 2mE on PA 145 to Walnutport, PA (Super Fresh Supermarket -- LT), 2mW on PA 248 to Palmerton, PA (IGA and Country Harvest -- both LT)
5.0
Ashfield Rd./Lehigh Furnace Gap, Ashfield, PA -- 2.2mW (?)
25.5
Trail to Blue Rocks Campgound -- 1.5mE (Camp store -- ST)
9.5
Port Clinton, PA -- 1mE on PA 61 (gas station -- ST), 5mE on PA 61 to Hamburg, PA (supermarkets)
6.7
Shartlesville Cross-Mountain Road, Shartlesville, PA -- 3.6mE (convenience store)
17
PA 501, Pine Grove, PA -- 4.3mW (Turkey Hill Market -- ST, BG's Market -- LT)
11.4
PA 72, Swatara Gap, PA -- 2mE (?)
34.8
US 11, Duncannon, PA -- 0.6mW on PA 274(Mutzabaugh Market -- LT)
17.7
US 11, New Kingston, PA -- 1.3(?)mE (truck stop convenience store), 5mW to Carlisle (?)
8.0
PA 174, Boiling Springs, PA -- 0.1mW (convenience store), 1mW (Karn's Store -- LT, Uni-Mart and deli)
8.8
PA 94, Mount Holly Springs, PA -- 2.5mW (market)
2.0
PA 34, Gardners, PA -- 0.2mE (Green Mountain Store and Deli -- ST)
2.6
Side trail to Mountain Creek Campground -- 0.7mW (?)
6.0
PA 233, Pine Grove Furnace State Park (Pine Grove General Store -- ST)
20
US 30 -- 0.9mW (Henicle's Grocery -- LT), 3.5mW to Fayetteville, PA (covenience store)
4.7
PA 233, South Mountain, PA -- 1.2mE (Red's Food Mart -- ST)
10.6
PA 16 -- 1.2mE to Blue Ridge Summit (?), PA, 2.6mW (convenience store), 5mW to Waynesboro, PA (Martin's and Food Lion -- LT)
2.8
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MARYLAND
Pen Mar Park, Cascade, MD -- 1.6(2.5?)mW (Sanders Market -- LT)
9.4
Wolfsville Rd, MD 17, Smithsburg, MD -- 1.8mW via MD17 and MD 64 (Phil & Jerry's Meats & More -- ST), 2.4mW via MD17 and MD 77 (Smithsburg Market and Food Lion -- LT)
13.5
Turners Gap. U.S. 40-A, Boonsboro, MD -- 1.6(2.4?)mW (Cronise Marketplace -- ST), 3.7mW (Boonsboro Produce Market -- ST)
14.1
Weverton Rd. -- 1.4mW (?)
0.4
Keep Tryst Road -- 1.1mW via Keep Tryst and Sandy Hook Roads (Harpers Ferry Hiking International Hostel, Hillside Grocery -- both ST)
3.6
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WEST VIRGINIA
Appalachian Trail Conference Side Trail, Harpers Ferry, WV -- 1.1(1.5?)mW of ATC offices (Harper's Ferry KOA, convenience stores -- ST)
5.8
Keys Gap, WV 9 -- 0.3mW (Mountaineer Mini-Mart -- ST), 0.3mE (?)
13.5
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VIRGINIA
Snickers Gap, VA 7, VA 679, Bluemont, VA -- 1mW on VA 679 (Village Market -- ST), 1.6mE via VA 7 and Snickersville Turnpike (Snickersville General Store -- ST)
0.6
Bears Den Rocks -- (Bears Den Hostel -- ST)
13.5
Ashby Gap, US 50, US 17 -- 0.8mW (?), 1.2mE via US 50/17 and VA 759 to Paris (Grameez Store -- ST)
12.3
VA 55, Linden, VA -- 1mW (Monterey Convenience Store -- ST)
1.9
VA 638 -- 1mW to Linden, VA (see above), 2.4mW (Q-Stop Market)
1.1
Jim & Molly Denton Shelter -- ~ 1mW on side trail to Linden (see above)
5.2
US 522, Front Royal, VA -- 3.2 - 4.2mW (Food Lion, Martin's supermarket, Better Thymes natural foods -- all LT)
19.1
Elkwallow Gap, Skyline Drive, Mile 23.9 -- 0.1mE (Elkwallow Wayside and Grill -- ST)
27.1
Big Meadows Lodge, Campground and Wayside, Harry F. Byrd, Sr., Visitor Center -- 0.4(1.3?)mE via side trail and paved entrance road (Big Meadows Wayside and Grill -- ST)
7.8
Lewis Mountain Campground, Skyline Drive mile 57.6 -- 0.1mW (Lewis Mountain Camp store -- ST)
8.3
Swift Run Gap, US 33, Skyline Drive mile 65.5 -- 3.2mW (Bear Mountain Grocery -- ST)
17.4
Loft Mountain Campground -- 0.2mW via side trail (camp store -- ST)
27.4
Rockfish Gap, US 250, I-64, Waynesboro, VA -- on AT (?), 4.5mW (Kroger -- LT)
29.9
Tye River, VA 56 -- 2mE (orchard stand), 4mW (Crabtree Falls Campground -- ST)
9.4
Fish Hatchery Road, Montebello, VA -- 2.5mW (Montebello Camping and Fishing Resort -- ST)
16.3
US 60 -- 5mE (Dodd's Food -- ST)
21.4
US 501, VA 130, James River -- 4.4mE on VA 130 (Wildwood Campground camp store), 5.1mE on US 501 to Big Island, VA (H&H Market -- LT) 5.9mW to Glasgow, VA (Glasgow Grocery Express)
28.6
VA 614, Jennings Creek -- 1.6mE (A Wonderful Lfe Campground camp store -- ST)
6.4
Bearwallow Gap, VA 43, Blue Ridge Parkway, mile 90.9 -- 4.9mE and N on BRP to Peaks of Otter area (grocery story -- ST), 5mW on VA 43 to Buchanan, VA (grocery store)
20.2
Norfolk & Western Railway, US 11, Troutville, VA -- 0.8mW (Thriftway Market -- LT)
1.5
US 220/I-81 interchange area -- on AT (convenience stores), 1mW on US 220 to Daleville, VA (Kroger Superstore, Winn-Dixie Supermarket -- both LT), 2.3mE to Cloverdale, VA via US 220 and US 11 (Greenway Market -- ST)
19.6
VA 311, Catawba, VA -- 1mW (Catawba General Store)
5.9
VA 624, North Mountain Trail -- 0.4mW and S (Catawba Grocery -- LT)
66.4
US 460, Senator Shumate Bridge, Pearisburg, VA -- on AT (Wade's Market -- LT), 1mE (Food Lion, Sav-a-Lot, Little Giant Grocery, 7 Day Market -- all LT, Wal-Mart Superstore)
23.9
VA 606 -- 0.8mW (Trent's Grocery)
5.3
VA 608, VA 42, Lickskillet Hollow -- 0.8mE to Crandon, VA (country store)
13.3
US21/52 -- 2.5mE to Bland, VA (Scott's IGA Supermarket -- LT)
44.4
VA 683, US 11, I-81 -- on AT (Village Truckstop -- ST), 3.2mW on US 11S to Atkins, VA (grocery stores)
11.5
VA 16 -- 3.4mE to Sugar Grove, VA (convenience store -- ST), 3(6?)mW to Marion, VA (Food Lion supermarket -- LT)
14.6
Dickey Gap, VA 16, VA 650, Troutdale, VA -- 2.6mE (Troutdale Trading Post -- ST)
16.1
Grayson Highlands State Park, Massey Gap -- 2mE via side trail and roads (camp store)
9.3
VA 600, Elk Garden -- 3.5mW (?)
23.8
US 58, Damascus, VA -- on AT (Food City -- LT, Minute-Ette Food Market -- ST)
14.8
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TENNESSEE and NORTH CAROLINA
Low Gap, US 421, Shady Valley, TN -- 3mE (S&S General Store and Restaurant, Shady Valley Country Store and Deli -- ST)
26.9
US 321, Hampton, TN -- 2mW (Brown's Grocery -- LT, convenience stores)
8.9
Dennis Cove Road, USFS 50 -- 0.5mE (Laurel Creek Lodge -- ST)
23.6
US 19E, Roan Mountain, TN -- 1mW (Buck Buchanan's Country Store -- ST), 1.2mE (?), 2.5mE to Elk Park, N.C. (two small grocery stores -- ST), 3.4mW to Roan Mountain, TN (several small grocery stores -- LT)
18.5
Hughes Gap -- 3.2mW (?)
5.0
Greasy Creek Gap -- o.6mE (Greasy Creek Friendly -- ST)
4.2
Iron Mountain Gap, TN 107, NC 226 -- 3mE (Buladean Shell Gas & Grocery -- ST), 4.7mW (Limestone Cove Market -- ST)
19
Nolichucky River, Erwin, TN -- 2.3mW ?), 3.8mW (Food Lion, White's, J.D.'s Market & Deli -- all LT)
24.5
Sams Gap -- 3.2mE (?)
43.5
US 25 & 70, NC 209, Hot Springs, NC -- on AT (Ricker's Grocery -- LT, Ramsey's Deli, Bluff Mountain Outfitters -- both ST)
33.4
Waterville School Road -- 0.2mW (Standing Bear Farm -- ST)
2.4
Davenport Gap, TN 32, NC 284, eastern boundary, Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- 1.5mE (Mountain Momma's Country Store and hostel)
73.4
NC 28, Fontana Dam, NC -- 2mW (Fontana General Store -- ST)
27.6
US 19, US 74, Nantahala River -- on AT (NOC Outfitter -- ST), 1mE (Nantahala Food Mart -- ST)
83.4
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GEORGIA
Unicoi Gap, GA 75, Helen, GA -- 3.8mW on GA 75 and S on GA 180 (Enota Resort Campground general store, Betty's Country Store)
20.0
Neels Gap, US 19 & 129 -- on AT (Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi Center -- ST), 3mW (Vogel State Park camp store -- ST)
5.4
Jarrard Gap -- 1(2?)mW on side trail to Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area (?)
5.3
Woody Gap, GA 60, Suches, GA -- 2mW (Suches General Store -- LT)
20
Springer Mountain (no food resupply
8.8
Approach trail from Amicalola Falls State Park (no food resupply)

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David Guenther

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