On the last few urbex camping trips, we kept noticing something on the side of route 3 that looked huge, abandoned, and very, very blue. After a bit of research, I figured out that it was Benson’s Mines, and no one had really bothered to explore it yet, since it’s in the absolute middle of North Country nowhere, and no one from the ‘establishment’ thought it was worth the trip at all. And they were so, so wrong. I left this place with a very profound feeling of ‘coming out’ as an explorer: this was my first find worth anything at all, and half a day here nowhere near enough to see what the giant complex had to offer.
Step 1: walk past oblivious guard, through open gate.
Step 2: Take one. Don’t forget, safety fourth!
Step 3: Register at the ticket booth!
Step 4: Pick some buildings and explore.
Don’t forget your hard hats
Spare parts here if you need any
Plenty of room to grow your enterprise
Something exciting must be back here
Or just another failboat.
The Beatles + 8
Finally, before you leave, please take the time to rate us and offer any suggestions how we can provide a better urbex experience next time 🙂