Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Myles Standish State Forest, Carver, MA,
Join AMC SEM Chapter Open House event with the Friends of Myles Standish at Myles Standish State Forest in Plymouth for an Intermediate Hike to Cherry Pond. All events will begin from the Headquarters on Cranberry Rd where there is plenty of free parking. Also, FREE LUNCH for all Open House participants! Cherry Pond is a scenic little pond north of College Pond in Myles Standish State Forest. An unmarked trail leads to Cherry Pond and continues into a valley running east and west for a mile. The trail returns via a tall pine plantation. This hike is only about 3 miles but if we get going on time, we can easily add another mile or two. We will have about a 5 minute carpool from headquarters to the hike start.
Directions to Myles Standish State Forest headquarters. All hikes for the Open House will meet at headquarters. Cranberry Rd., S. Carver 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 eastern park entrance on the right. Stay on Alden St. for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Upper College Pond Rd. and follow it for just under 2 miles. Take a right onto Halfway Pond Rd for about 1 mile and then a left onto Lower College Pond Rd to the Headquarters in one mile. From Rte. 495: Take Rte. 495 to exit 2 (South Carver) and the intersection with Rte. 58. Take Rte. 58 north for 2.8 miles until it bears sharply left. Instead of turning, continue straight ahead on Tremont St. for 0.8 miles for a mile. Turn right on Cranberry Rd., follow for 2.7 miles until you see signs to the Headquarters. From Southeast: Rte.3 north to exit#3. Left off of ramp. Right onto Long Pond Rd, 2 miles to the eastern forest entrance on right. Stay on Alden St. for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Upper College Pond Rd. and follow it for just under 2 miles. Take a right onto Halfway Pond Rd for about 1 mile and then a left onto Lower College Pond Rd to the Headquarters in one mile.