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Nine miles of trails with many varied habitats offer a place to stretch muscles left stiff from hours of canoeing. The Fire Road and a section of Lassiter Trail are open to bicyclists. Merchants Millpond is heavily infested with ticks during warm weather months; be cautious while hiking. Insect repellent may help prevent a tick bite and the possibility of disease. Tuck trousers into long socks and tuck a long-sleeved shirt into pants. Check often for ticks. Wear light colors so that ticks may be easily spotted and removed. For other tips, contact park staff.

 

Bennets Creek Trail
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Length:
2.00 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
white blazes
Bennets Creek Trail at Merchants Millpond State Park
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Camping Paddle Trail
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Length:
4.50 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Coleman Trail
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Description: The Merchants Millpond State Park TRACK Trail follows the Coleman Trail, an easy and flat 2 mile loop. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the forest while exploring the habitats that surround Merchants Millpond.
Point of Interest:
Length:
2.00 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
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Cypress Point Trail
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Description: A self-guided interpretive trail, it provides beautiful views of the millpond.
Point of Interest:
Length:
0.33 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
white
Fire Road
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Merchants Millpond State Park

176 Millpond Road
GatesvilleNC 27938
Phone252-357-1191
merchants.millpond@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.437105
Longitude: -76.701580

Park Hours:

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March and October: 8am - 8pm
April, May, September: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am -9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Visitor Center Hours
November – February
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
March – October
8:00 am – 6:30 pm