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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 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.

hiking
12 days ago

Maybe a 5 is over zealous but what do I know, it was my first hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike for the whole family. You'll meander through the woods with views of the pond along the way. The trail-head was easy to find, right off the parking lot at the Park Headquarters.

Nice easy trail,great for families

Great hike, perfect for an hour outside

Lovely views over the lake. Peaceful. Easy / smooth walk. Took about 50 minutes total.

hiking
7 months ago

Very relaxing walk in the woods with my dog!

walking
7 months ago

Great trail to walk with kids and dogs. Could be better marked but otherwise a scenic trail.

Easy trail, with very little elevation change. A few exposed roots to look out for, but overall well maintained and marked. Hiked with 4 year old son and 10 year old dachshund. We all made it with ease in about an hour.

An easy, beautiful trail. We always see horses too!

hiking
10 months ago

Easy hike and great views.

I have hiked rhis trail multiple times. including a double wish bone. it took me 2 times to get all the markers. the trail is marked. but not very well.

on Bentley Loop Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail for our first time. Deer flys were tough.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Easy and beautiful! Definitely a favorite

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

One of my favorites! Great walk through woods and fields. A few ponds along the way. Stay vigilant, the trail could be marked better in a few spots but nothing that should stop anyone from giving it a shot! Be careful when you go too, can get really buggy. Or bring some bug spray!

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Took my 11yo son and we had a great hike. Good mixture of inclines, declines, and some open fields. Definitely recommend.

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Great activity for an April vacation walk! Some hills were tricky for my 7 year old and her footing, but overall great time!

Monday, March 20, 2017

I always enjoy walking here, it's so peaceful and beautiful.

hiking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Trying to learn more on this trail The section from Myles Standish to Ellisville is apparently marked Needs further investigation

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Very nice hike with my 9 year old

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Well marked and well maintained. Trail was an easy loop for our 9 year old.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Great spot for some hiking.

hiking
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Great during the off season. Husband and I went hiking on the Bentley loop. Great place to spend a Sunday.

cross country skiing
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Nice easy hike beautiful pine forest

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Plenty of paves bike path winding through the woods. Not much in the way of views or destinations but, a good workout.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Quick easy loop. Would do it again.

camping
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I highly recommend Curlew pond for camping. The Bentley Loop is nearby and is a nice, easy hike that is great for dogs.

walking
Monday, July 21, 2014

Great flat land walking trails, or trails for bikes. Many ponds for kayaking and beautiful foliage in the fall.

camping
Monday, December 30, 2013

Love love love this State Park. If you love nature and being outdoors, you won't be bored here

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