Whether you visit in summer, fall, winter, or spring, Myles Standish State Forest offers something for everyone all year round. Located in Carver, Massachusetts, this beautiful nature refuge is the perfect spot to enjoy a long list of recreational activities.
Dogs are welcome in Myles Standish State Forest, including in the campground, but you'll need to take special care to ensure that your dog is on their best behavior. Pets must be kept on a leash of no more than 10 feet in length, and you'll need to clean up after your pet and responsibly dispose of their waste. A limit of four dogs per person also applies.
However, as long as you remember to respect the rights of other park users, you and your pet can enjoy a spectacular time in this beautiful forest. Family-friendly swimming is available in the calm waters of College Pond, with fishing and canoeing also on offer for those who want to stay dry.
Hikers and walkers can take the opportunity to explore 13 miles of trails which wind their way through the forest full of pine and oak trees. Horseback riders are also catered for, with 35 miles of equestrian trails and a section set aside for horse camping. Other activities include biking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, sailing, and picnicking, so you'll never be short of something to do when visiting this beautiful part of the world.
When it's time to set up camp for the night, Myles Standish State Forest boasts more than 300 campsites and welcomes, tents, RVs, trailers, and horse camping. The sites are either nestled in the forest or dotted around the shorelines of four of the park's many ponds, offering peaceful and scenic spots to camp out. Best of all, Myles Standish State Forest is only 45 miles south of Boston, making it the perfect camping getaway for dog owners eager to escape the city.