Bennetts Creek Trail is an easy hike in Merchants Millpond State Park near Norfolk. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly, so long as your furry kids are on leash. The park says there are "nine miles of trails with many varied habitats offer a place to stretch muscles left stiff from hours of canoeing. 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." There is camping available in Merchants Millpond State Park.
Entrance Free, Camping Fees
Contact: Merchants Millpond State Park 176 Millpond Road, Gatesville, NC 27938