Cranberry Rd., S.
Sprawling across the southern sections
of Plymouth and Carver, Myles Standish State Forest is the
largest publicly owned recreation area in southeastern Massachusetts.
MSSF offers five camping areas, tucked into the forest or
set along the edges of four of the park's 16 ponds.
All are beautifully maintained and a section
of the Charge Pond area is set aside specifically for horse
camping. A day-use area at College Pond offers picnicking, swimming, fishing,
canoeing. Fifteen miles of bicycle trails, 35 miles of
equestrian trails and 13 miles of hiking trails take
visitors deep into the forest, which includes one of the largest
contiguous pitch pine/scrub oak communities north of Long
Scattered throughout Myles Standish State
Forest are several ecologically significant coastal plain
"kettle" ponds. The shores of these kettle ponds are extremely
sensitive to trampling. Please observe
the barriers and signs posted indicating sensitive areas and
respect the unique natural qualities of the park. No off-road vehicles allowed. Hunting
is allowed during the season, and two Wildlife Management
Areas within the forest are stocked with game birds in October
and November. In the summer, interpretive programs, such as
pondshore walks and cranberry bog explorations help acquaint visitors with the unique natural, cultural
and historic aspects of the state forest.
Myles Standish State Forest is located in southeastern Massachusetts.
From the North: Take Rte. 3 south to exit
5, turn right onto Long Pond Rd. (west) and continue for about
3 miles to the park entrance on the right.
From Rte. 495: Take Rte. 495 to exit 2 (South
Carver) and the intersection with Rte. 58. Take Rte. 58 north
on Cranberry Rd., follow signs.
From Southeast: Rte.3 north to exit#3. Left off of ramp.
Right onto Long Pond Rd, 2 miles forest eterance.
Trailer / R.V.
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