This is a very short extension of the Buffalo Trail, where it intersects with the South River Trail at a small creek. I’ve seen it flowing hard enough to make you consider turning back, but it is a narrow creek and shallow even at high water. Where it hits the Eno River, you’ll find Sennett’s Hole, a wide spot in the river full of calm water.

Ponder the legend of Michael Synott, one of the first millers on the Eno in the mid 1700’s, who lost his mill to a flood, and whose pot of gold fell into the Hole, never to be found. Subsequent bastardizations of his name ended up with Sennett – hence Sennett’s Hole. Local lore says this hole is bottomless and the gold is down there somewhere. ( I personally think Sennett wanted us to think that, and took it with him after the flood. )

Soon after his demise, two entreprenuers bought the tract just downriver and had the good fortune to also get a major road and bridge built nearby, later named Roxboro Road, and began the successful history of the West Point Mill.

This picture is of Sennett’s Hole from the south side of the river at the end of Sennett’s Hole Trail.