The township is immediately west of the Kennebec River, across from Caratunk, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. Access by road begins across the river from Bingham. A right turn brings one to the Carry Pond Road, which proceeds north and becomes a gravel traveled way.
The right fork about three miles further becomes the Bowtown Road, which crosses the Appalachian Trail at the extreme north of the township.
Hikers proceed toward the Kennebec along Pierce Pond Stream in the northeast corner of the township to where the stream empties into the river. They then signal the Kennebec Ferryman and await a canoe ride across to Caratunk.
Benedict Arnold’s expedition to Quebec in 1775 entered the township in the south from the Kennebec River at Carrying Place Stream. The Landing is accessible from the Carry Pond Road in Moscow. At the time of the crossing Wyman Dam, and thus the lake, was not in existence. Instead of the current easy access at the landing site, the Expedition had to scramble up the river bank because of the lower water level.
Benedict Arnold’s Expedition Route – click a Bateau
Kennebec River Appalachian Trail Crossing photos courtesy of Brady G. Williams 2007.