On this adventure we finish our paddle to Molly's Rock and explore where the Maliseet Trail crosses land around Benton. We walk out to Eel River behind the St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church to a site that is expected to be the start of a land crossing on the Maliseet Trail, where there may have been a summer village. We also hear stories about the hardships of travel in this area from Henry David Thoreau, stories of hardships endured by John Gyles (circa 1689) and hear about the mystery of the lost golden calf of 1877.
For more information on the Molly's Rock paddling route check out the Molly's Rock page on the Paddling NB website. For more information and a map of the full Maliseet Trail check out Maliseet Trail page on the Hiking NB website.