Myles Standish State Forest (Carver, MA)

Date visited: December 6, 2015

Spending a crisp autumn day at Myles Standish State Park makes you long for summer days.

Since it is so big, Myles Standish has several parking areas.  I parked at the main parking area where the ranger headquarters is located on Cranberry Rd.  There were about 30 or 40 parking spots at this parking area.  It wasn’t a problem finding a spot when I went but I bet it fills up quickly if you don’t go early during the spring and summer.  Myles Standish also has camp sites for tents and some for RV’s.  It costs $8 for MA residents and $10 for non MA residents to visit for the day when the park is open for the season.  It is free off during the off season.

As beautiful as the forest is in late fall, it must be even so much prettier when all the flowers are in bloom or during foliage season.  The wind was just strong enough to give the water a little ripple effect.

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There were birds a plenty at Myles Standish.  The woodpecker in the second photo was too busy pecking to be scared away.



Myles Standish is a huge forest and it extends into several towns.  There are 16 ponds, 13 miles of hiking trails and 15 miles of biking trails in Myles Standish.  I stopped by Fearing Pond.

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There was also quite a few pretty trees and vegetation at the forest.

My one gripe about Myles Standish is the amount of trees they had cut down.  It wasn’t clear why they had the trees down.  But, it was unsettling nonetheless.

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Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

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