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 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.
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. Best southbound access via Tyringham Main Road. Library open Tuesday 3-5, Sa 10-12 with wifi and computer. Cobble View B&B, (413) 243-2463, no pets, across from the post office.
Pitsfield Road intersects Beach Road. E 0.1 miles to Wiley residence and blueberry farm. Water is available from a spigot on the side of garage. Blueberry picking and camping by arrangment. E 5 miles to Becket, Mass. Post office 01223 opens M-F 8-4, Sa 9-11:30, (413) 623-8845. Becket Motel, (413) 623-8888; general store.