Myles Standish State Forest offers plenty of year-round activities for the entire family. If you’re looking for a place to camp, swim, or explore the outdoors, this huge park is for you. Myles Standish State Forest is the largest park in eastern Massachusetts. It is the size of Manhattan!
Camping – Bring your trailer, R.V. or tent and grab a site near one of nearly 400 sites near one of four beautiful ponds. Sites are available from early May to early October.
Swimming – If you’re visiting for the day, head to College Pond for a swim. Other activities include picnicking, fishing and canoeing. Grills and bathrooms/changing rooms are available. Day use parking is normally charged May 14 – Labor Day. This year (2023), the fees are waived.
Horseback Riding – Charge Pond has an area set aside for horse camping. If you’re looking to ride, Myles Standish offers 35 miles of equestrian trails.
Hiking & Walking – Travel deep into the full forest of pine and oak trees along 13 miles of marked hiking trails. Check the park map – a favorite well-marked 3.7 mile hike called the Bentley Loop can be found at the parking lot off Upper College Pond Road.
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