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    Default AT Section Hike MA to VT

    Hi. Section hiked all of MA with exception of the northernmost part which we plan to complete before end of Oct. We will start at MA Rt 8, Cheshire Road until we reach VT.
    Questions: once we get into VT how far from MA/VT border will we need to continue to get to a car pick-up spot? Are there any roads between the border and the Seth Warner shelter? And advice is greatly appreciated.

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    Hello Ann and welcome! Once a hiker arrives at the MA/ VT state line it is a good little hike to a main road like VT9.
    There is a county road you pass at the Seth Warner shelter which has parking and is accessible as far as i know.

    If you are looking for your shortest easiest route, most people suggest hiking up to the state line and then back down to Cheshire. My suggestion would be to do it when you can go at least to VT9 since it is a highway and makes logistics easier.
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    Lightbulb An advantage of hiking to VT Highway 9

    If you hike to Vermont Highway 9, you can actually ride a bus from the AT Parking Lot into Bennington,
    https://www.greenmtncn.org/emerald-line.html
    and from there to several other places, including Williamstown MA
    https://www.greenmtncn.org/benn-will...wn-purple.html
    From Williamstown you can ride still another bus towards North Adams
    https://berkshirerta.com/plan-your-t...te-3-schedule/
    including the parking lot along Massachusetts Highway 2, aka Mohawk Trail.

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    You could drop off a car on Rt 2 near the Greylock Community Center. There are AT designated parking spots there. A large sign on by the parking lot.
    The lot was moved from the Community Center some time ago to across the street.

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    Be careful about public transportation options in the area, many (e.g. Peter Pan) don't have the same service they did before the pandemic.

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    Thanks very much.

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