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Appalachian Trail: Notch Road to VT 9

Earmark a long weekend for this 20.9-miler that connects Massachusetts to Vermont. Highlights include: sweet lookout views and a walk on The Long Trail–the country’s first long–distance trail.

Trip Tools

Shelters: Wilbur Clearing Lean-to, sleeps 8. Seth Warner Shelter; sleeps 8. Congdon Shelter; sleeps 8.

To Trailhead

Start: From North Adams, MA, head S on MA 8 for .2 mile. Turn R onto Furnace Bypass. In .1 mile, turn L onto Furnace St., then bear R onto Reservoir Rd. In 2.1 miles, turn L on Notch Rd. Follow 2.4 mi to parking on L. End: From Bennington, head E on VT 9 for 5 mi to trailhead.

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