Things To Do in Fall
November 8, 2022
As the weather starts to get more crisp and it feels like fall is in full swing, there’s no better time for a weekend escape to Carver, Massachusetts. It’s a beautiful town that’s perfect for immersing yourself in nature and enjoying exquisite food and drinks.
Nestled in the heart of the South Shore, Carver offers the perfect blend of seasonal charm and recreation without the Massachusetts crowds. From scenic trails to unparalleled cuisine, Carver promises an unforgettable experience.
Who doesn’t love a mix of coastal and Italian cuisine? Mamma Mia’s is a beloved South Shore restaurant chain that you should definitely visit while in Carver! Indulge in their expansive menu that features both seafood delicacies as well as traditional Italian dishes.
Enjoy sausage ricotta al forno, shrimp scampi, mussels, pastas and more! Don’t forget to ask about seasonal specials and enjoy the freshest meats and produce of the season. If a sit-in restaurant is not really your speed, don’t fret! Mamma Mia’s offers takeout trays where you can pile on whatever your heart desires and enjoy leftovers for days!
November usually gets quite chilly in New England, but until there’s snow on the ground it’s never too late in the season to get on the pond. Whether you choose to rent a boat or kayak, go fishing, or just sit on the beach, Sampson Pond is a beautiful hidden oasis in Carver for everyone to enjoy.
The pond is relatively shallow and majestically clear so if you’re up for a swim, go ahead! Just make sure you have a towel and maybe a sweatshirt waiting for you on shore.
Very close to Sampson Pond you will find an unfrequented piece of town-owned conservation land. Indian Brook Conservation Area is a well hidden collection of trails that allow for an easy 30 minute stroll through tranquil woods. The entrance is very easy to miss from the road making this a truly secret spot that only few locals frequent.
There are various trails you can choose to take, and each one has beautiful views to offer. You’ll see vernal pools, all kinds of animal and plant species and get a great view of a part of Indian Brook.
If you enjoy nature walks and fresh autumn air, Myles Standish State Forest is where you should plan a fall excursion. Located between Plymouth and Carver, it’s the largest publicly owned recreational park in eastern Massachusetts. Within the 12,400+ acres are over 15 miles of paved bike paths, 13 miles of hiking trails, and even 35 miles of equestrian trails for horseback riders.
There are more than just trails to explore, however. At this time of year it might be a bit too chilly to go for a swim, but you can still go fishing in one of the many ponds. Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are abundant, and Fearing Pond in particular is stocked with trout in the fall.
Then there’s the wildlife that makes Myles Standish State Forest their home. When you visit, you may just see white-tailed deer, wild turkey, red squirrels, and gray foxes. If you love bird watching, you’ll be thrilled to know that over 130 bird species are known to visit, including Prairie Warblers and Eastern Whip-poor-wills.Visit Carver amidst the beauty of fall; a true New England town that has so much to offer to make your stay worthwhile! Check out the See Plymouth website and discover what other activities you can include on your itinerary!