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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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