Fishing is also allowed on this pond as well, so there's no shortage of things to do before you even hit the trails! Looking to go on a long hike? This park includes over 20 miles of winding roads and trails, where you can partake in not just hiking, but horseback riding and wildlife watching as well.
Dean Park Recreation Area is a very accessible spot, providing amenities such as a pavilion, a comfort station, flush toilets, accessible drinking water, and grills, so you don't have to worry about anything but bringing your camping supplies, food, and your friends and family. There is also accessible parking in which each person parking needs to buy a valid parking permit. For Massachusetts resident vehicles, the pass is $8 and for non-Massachusetts resident vehicles, the pass is $10. Vehicles cannot be taken past the parking lot so as to not disturb the local wildlife and to keep the area preserved.
Nearby to Dean Park Recreation Area, there are both convenience stops and some fun stops as well. For times when you are in a jam and need some extra help that the wilderness can't provide, there is a bank, an auto repair shop, a cash machine/ATM, and an ice machine under 10 miles away. There are also some fun antique shops to stop at if you want to do some shopping on your trip.
Just a note: The park and campground area is dog-friendly but the beach area is not - so your furry friend is going to have to sit one out like a good boy if you want to bask on the beach.