Myles Standish State Forest


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Myles Standish State Forest


Location:In southeastern Massachusetts, across the southern sections of Plymouth and Carver; access via Rt 3 or Rt 495.
Facilities:5 camping areas, including a section for horse camping, showers, restrooms (é), picnic area, boat ramp, hiking trails (13 miles), bicycle trails (15 miles), equestrian trails (35 miles).
Activities:Camping, boating (non-motorized), canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, hunting (with restrictions), cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:Myles Standish is the largest publicly owned recreation area in southeastern Massachusetts, with 16 ponds and one of the largest contiguous pitch pine/scrub oak communities north of Long Island. Wildlife management areas within the forest are stocked with game birds in October and November. In the summer, interpretive programs such as pond shore walks, cranberry bog explorations, and fire tower tours acquaint visitors with the forest's unique natural, cultural, and historical aspects.
Address:PO Box 66
South Carver, MA 02366

Phone:508-866-2526
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/mssf.htm
Size: 14,651 acres.

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The first Family Camping Workshop will be held July 26 and 27 at Myles Standish State Forest in Carver.
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The latter enabled him to attend a controlled burning in Myles Standish State Forest in South Carver, which helped to lay the foundation for his LEEP project at the EcoTarium.
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation yesterday closed eight campgrounds in Eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod: Boston Harbor Islands National Park in Boston; Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport; Myles Standish State Forest in South Carver; Nickerson State Park in Brewster; Salisbury Beach State Reservation in Salisbury; Scusset Beach State Reservation and Shawme Crowell State Forest, both in Sandwich; and Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Falmouth.
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But what brought the Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network to Union Station Saturday was more about communication and the sharing of ideas and solutions, all aimed at helping the Department of Conservation and Recreation maintain properties and programs - from Mount Greylock to Myles Standish State Forest - with $8.
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