Bennett’s Millpond / Rockyhock Creek
But Chowan County, to the south, has a little millpond of its own that it wants paddlers to know about. Bennett’s Millpond offers about 5 miles of upstream paddling, through cypress and past beaver lodges, through duckweed and amid a variety of waterfowl. You can also paddle Rockyhock Creek down to its conclusion in the Chowan River. Millpond and creek paddling, from the same put-in.
Like Merchants Millpond, a good option for beginner and seasoned paddler alike.
Getting there: From N.C. 32 go west on Rockyhock Road for less than a mile to the Bennett’s Millpond access. Map here.
Length: 5 miles
Time to complete: 3-6 hours
Location: Chowan County
Put-in latitude: 36 08.429
Put-in longitude: -76 39.731