From the third largest city in Vermont to towns with only a few people, we have compiled information on 137 cities and towns for the Vermont and southern and central New Hampshire sections of the Appalachian Trail. These include towns you’ve probably heard of like Bennington, Conway and Hanover. But we’ve also included places like Glastenbury (population 8 per the 2010 U.S. Census).
The AT runs through 20 towns in Vermont.* However when we encompass all towns within ten miles of the trail, we end up with 67 towns in Vermont, 12 in Massachusetts and four in New York.
The southernmost 97 miles of the AT in New Hampshire (to Crawford Notch) goes through 11 towns*. However, an additional 43 towns are within ten miles of these sections. And even though it’s a village of a town, we have separated out the listings for North Conway given the number of establishments that are there and its proximity to the trail.
*Vermont (south to north): Pownal, Stamford, Woodford, Glastenbury, Sunderland, Stratton, Winhall, Manchester, Peru, Mt. Tabor, Wallingford, Shrewsbury, Killington, Stockbridge, Bridgewater, Barnard, Woodstock, Pomfret, Hartford & Norwich. New Hampshire (south to north to Crawford Notch): Hanover, Lyme, Orford, Piermont, Warren, Benton, Woodstock, Lincoln, Franconia, Bethlehem & Hart’s Location.
New Hampshire Trail Towns
* Bean’s Grant
* Bean’s Purchase
* Chandler’s Purchase
* Crawford’s Purchase
* Cutt’s Grant
* Green’s Grant
* Hadley’s Purchase
* Hale’s Location
* Hanover,an Appalachian Trail Community*
* Hart’s Location
* Low & Burbank’s Grant
* North Conway (village of Conway)
* Pinkham’s Grant
* Sargent’s Purchase
* Sugar Hill
* Thompson & Meserve’s Purchase
* Waterville Valley
Vermont Trail Towns
* Manchester, an Appalachian Trail Community*
* Middletown Springs
* Mt. Holly
* Mt. Tabor
* Norwich, an Appalachian Trail Community*
* Quechee (village of Hartford)
* West Fairlee
* West Rutland
* White River Junction (village of Hartford)
* Winhall (incl. Bondville)