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Eastern Region
Myles Standish State Park
MYLES STANDISH STATE PARK
MYLES STANDISH STATE PARK
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 sectionof 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 Island.

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.


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July 5 one place still to visit... by Myles
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Area Campgrounds

Boston/Cape Cod KOA Kampground
438 Plymouth Street
Middleboro, MA


Ellis Haven Family Campground
531 Federal Furnace Road
Plymouth, MA
508-746-0803


Indianhead Resort
1929 State Road
Plymouth, MA
508-888-3688


Pinewood Lodge Campground
190 Pinewood Road
Plymouth, MA
508-746-3548


Shady Acres Campground
20 Shoestring Road
South Carver, MA
508-866-4040


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Carriage House Inn - Chatham, MABBs / Inns
Carriage House Inn, a romantic Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts. The Carriage House Inn offers spacious grounds, beautifully appointed guestrooms and gracious hospitality. Start your morning with a hot cup of coffee or tea in your room. Relax beside your fireplace or in one of the rocking chairs outside with your morning newspaper delivered to your door. Then, come over to the dining room or the sunroom for a truly gourmet breakfast. However you decide to spend the rest of your day is up to you. The innkeepers will surely make your vacation experience a memorable one.
Web Site: thecarriagehouseinn.com/
43.7 miles from park*
Captain Farris Bed and Breakfast Inn - South Yarmouth, MABBs / Inns
a unique and beautiful bed breakfast inn voted One of New England's Best by Fodor's Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ideally located on mid Cape Cod in the historic Bass River Village of South Yarmouth Only 90 Minutes From Boston Or Providence
Web Site: captainfarris.com/
34.5 miles from park*
The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn - West Harwich, MABBs / Inns
An award winning Cape Cod bed and breakfast located in Harwich, Massachusetts. A tranquil hideaway, a short stroll from the sandy beaches of Nantucket Sound, this exquisite Cape Cod Inn is a refreshingly contemporary boutique inn housed within an 1850's sea captain's house.
Web Site: platinumpebble.com
37.8 miles from park*
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Directions
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.

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Myles Standish State Park
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