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 on the Bentley Loop. All events will begin from the Park Headquarters on Cranberry Rd where there is plenty of free parking. Also, FREE LUNCH for all Open House participants! (after the morning activities) This hike will be the Bentley Loop -- 3.7 miles of beautiful woodlands with rolling hills, open meadows and several ponds. It is one of the most used and loved trails in Myles Standish State Forest. Because it is well marked, it is also one of the better trails to walk in the winter in case there is still a snow coating obscuring the trail bed.. Since all hikes will meet at the Myles Standish headquarters for the open house, we will make a short five minute drive to the trail head once we are gathered. We encourage newcomers to join us for this walk. Dress warmly with hat and gloves and bring water.
Directions to Myles Standish State Forest 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. 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. REMINDER- ALL HIKES FOR THE OPEN HOUSE MEET AT THE HEADQUARTERS.