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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
3 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike, perfect for an hour outside

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

Very relaxing walk in the woods with my dog!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month 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
3 months ago

on East Head Pond Trail

3 months ago

hiking
3 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.