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Myles Standish State Forest

Near: CarverMA (Weather)
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Trail Description Horse camping is terrific here. Horses stay on your site in your own style of coral or high line system. 37 Sites dedicated to horse campers only with well maintained and clean bathrooms. Large sites accommodate the largest of trailers. There is a host family on the sites weekends from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Camping is being extended this season into October. The forest has an extensively well marked bridle trail system, however if you ask and explore you can learn of the more shaded and scenic interior trails that are out of the sun and show off the natural pond systems deep in the forest. From one hour loops too extensive five plus hour loop rides there is much to offer. The ground and footing is sandy base with few rocks and roots. The Cutter field system always has a breeze on a hot day with ample grazing for a mid afternoon break. If you have a camper or LQ trailer the park offers a very accessible dump station behind the main office. This camping for horses is a hidden secret in Southeastern Massachusetts’s that any horse enthusiast should try.
Best Time to Visit Memorial Day thru Columbus weekend
Times to Avoid None, Deer Flies are never abundant here.
Campground Large well maintained Private wooded sites.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Shower, Toilet, Water Overnight Camping , Water



, MA
Directions Park Directions: Cranberry Rd., S. Carver www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/mssf.htm Myles Standish State Forest is located in southeastern Massachusetts. From the North: Take Rte. 3 south to exit 5, turn right onto Long Pond Rd. (west) and continue for about 3 miles to the park entrance on the right. From Rte. 495: Take Rte. 495 to exit 2 (South Carver) and the intersection with Rte. 58. Take Rte. 58 north on Cranberry Rd., follow signs. From Southeast: Rte.3 north to exit#3. Left off of ramp. Right onto Long Pond Rd, 2 miles forest eterance.
This information was provided by jimmunro@comcast.net on 8/9/2008 6:17:41 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

   

   

   

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