Thursday, February 21, 2013

Good Grocery Stores Appalachian Trailside

To supplement the mail drop list I decided to include this listing of towns with larger grocery stores where you can buy food that might fit your different needs on a long distance backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. 

Hiawasee, NC

Franklin, NC

Robbinsville, NC (Before the Smokies. They will shuttle from the Hike Inn)

Erwin, TN

Pearisburg, VA

Daleville, VA

Waynesboro, VA

Front Royal, VA

Take a bus to Charles Towne Wal Mart from Harper's Ferry (schedules at the ATC center)

Waynesboro, PA (need hitch)

Duncannon, PA (usually they offer rides from the Hotel as the walk there is dangerous)

Port Clinton (new Wal Mart there as well as a Chinese Buffet)

Palmerton, PA

Vernon, NJ (try to get a ride from the Farmer's Market, hitching is illegal in NJ)

Kent, CT

Salisbury, CT is ok (but expensive)

North Adams, MA

Bennington, VT if you can get a hitch, but it's a haul. 

Manchester Center, VT (need a hitch)

Rutland, VT (take a bus)

Hanover, NH (the co op is there right on the trail, real cool but pricey)

Lincoln, NH (need a hitch)

Gorham, NH (can hitch from Pinkham Notch and  where the AT crosses out of the Carter / Moriah Range)

If you can find what you need at Dollar General type stores then there is no need for drops or extra food at Hot Springs, Damascus and Bland.

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