Plymouth has 17,744 acres of permanently-protected open space. At 12,500 acres, Myles Standish State Forest represents a significant percentage of this protected land. Owned by the Commonwealth’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the park has miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. It provides camp sites and several ponds for swimming and fishing. Myles Standish State Forest consists primarily of pine barrens woodlands, a globally-rare ecosystem which supports many rare and endangered plants and animals.
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 entrance.