Carver Town Points of Interest

Myles Standish State Forest

Myles Standish State Forest is the perfect place for a family getaway. With plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you’re looking to go camping, swimming, or exploring, this southeastern park has something for everyone.

 

Activities

Camping

If you’re looking for a place to camp that has stunning scenery, then look no further! Our four beautiful ponds are the perfect backdrop for your trailer, R.V., or tent. And don’t worry about parking – most of our campsites have on-site parking available.

 

Swimming

If you’re looking for a fun day trip, College Pond is the perfect spot! You can swim, fish, canoe, and picnic all in one place.

 

Horse Riding

Horse camping is available at Charge Pond for those who don’t want to leave their horse behind on their next camping trip. Myles Standish offers 35 miles of equestrian trails for those looking to ride.

 

Facilities

 

Pavilion

Standing strong for nearly 400 years, Myles Standish offers visitors close to 400 campsites. Those looking for an immersive experience can enjoy equestrian camping, and there are several group campsites that accommodate up to 20 people. For a truly unique camping experience, try one of the three yurts on site.

Each campsite comes equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring, and bathroom facilities with showers and flush toilets are located in each camping loop. There are NO HOOKUPS at this campground, however a dumping station is available for the convenience of our RV and trailer campers.

Yurts are canvas-sided, cabin-like structures that can accommodate 4 to 6 people and offer bunk beds, chairs and tables, and access to water. Two even have electricity! (Linens and eating utensils are not provided.) Please note: electrical service is not sufficiently reliable for use with medical equipment. There is no smoking in the yurts and pets are prohibited from yurts and the encompassing sites.

 

Grills

  • Only a few state parks allow you to bring in charcoal grills, so if you’re looking to use one, be sure to check availability beforehand.
  • Most parks do allow you to bring in gas grills, however. If using a charcoal grill, be sure to properly cool and dispose of your used charcoal in a fireproof container.
  • Never leave hot grills unattended.

 

 

 

Jellystone Park

Jellystone Park is the perfect place for a family vacation. With our new policy, you can book now and pay later. Only 50% down is required to book! come and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Jellystone Park Cranberry Acres is the perfect place to camp for families in New England. Our location in Plymouth County means you’re never far from all the attractions Boston and Cape Cod have to offer. We have a wide range of RV and trailer sites, as well as tent spaces. The Jellystone Park family welcomes you and we hope to see you around the campfire soon!

 

Ben’s Pond

Come to our Camp-Resort to enjoy your day by Ben’s Pond. You can get on the water or go to the beach. If you want to rent a kayak, please look at our add-ons page!

 

Swimming Pool

Looking to cool off? Take a dip in our outdoor swimming pool! We also have a pool just for the little ones. Adults must supervised kids at all times.

Gem Mining

Looking for a unique gem mining experience? Look no further than our Ranger Station! We have bags of gems waiting to be uncovered by you. Just purchase a bag and start mining to wash away the dirt and reveal your gems.

 

Jumping Pillow

The jumping pillow is the perfect activity for kids who love to jump and bounce around. This huge inflatable provides plenty of jumping fun for the whole family!

Lazer Tag

Zap your opponents with lasers in a game of tag combined with hide and seek! Run around the course, avoiding obstacles and looking for hiding spots. The player with the most tags at the end of the game wins!

 


 

Sampsons Pond

Sampsons Pond is a 302-acre, enlarged Great Pond with a average depth of eight feet and a maximum depth of 16 feet. The water is slightly stained with a transparency of 12 feet. The bottom is composed of sand and gravel. Emergent vegetation covers about a tenth of the surface area. The shoreline (3.4 miles) is lightly developed with year round homes and cranberry bogs. The pond is fed by cranberry bog drainage and Tillson Brook and drains into Sampsons Brook at the south end. The pond was once a natural pond but has been since enlarged to its present size by a dam built for a foundry.

 

Recreational access

The town of Carver provides access to Sampsons Pond via a paved ramp off Main Street (70°45’2.67″W 41°50’41.38″N) suitable for trailered boats. Although there is no launching fee, fishermen will need to purchase a privilege sticker from the town in order to park on town land next to the ramp. The town also has a beach on the south end of the pond where cartop boats can be launched. Boaters should be aware of numerous dangerous boulders in the shallow areas of the pond. For more information regarding public access to Sampsons Pond, including fee structure and restrictions, please contact the town of Carver.

 

Fishing at Sampson Pond

Sampsons Pond typically doesn’t yield a large number of bass and pickerel, due to its lack of fertility. However, the pond has gained a reputation for good bass production, with numerous large bass reported as being caught here (including the state record, although some reliable reports claim it came from another pond). The best fishing appears to be for Yellow Perch, some of which can reach up to 10 inches in size. Sampsons Pond has also produced Yellow Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Bullhead, and Sunfish that meet the minimum size requirements for recognition by the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program.

 

 

 

Savery Avenue Conservation Land

Carver’s Savery Avenue Conservation Land is a great spot to get away from it all. With dense woods and plenty of trails, it’s perfect for a nature walk or run.

 

About the Savery Avenue Conservation Land

Savery Avenue was the first divided highway in the United States and its historic distinction has preserved the forest that borders the road. As a result, mature pine trees tower over these woods, making Savery Avenue Conservation Land feel miles away from any form of civilization. This trail is great for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter as the pines provide a lovely dark green contrast with the leafless trees and snow around them. After your exploration of the woods, take a break at the picnic tables and benches located at either of the Savery Avenue trailheads. Enjoy an outdoor snack or take a moment to listen to the birds singing overhead.

To begin the yellow loop trail, park along Savery Avenue at one of the two designated parking spaces. The loop is approximately flat and easy to follow with affixed trail markers on the trees. At both the northern and southern end of the loop, there are side trails that branch off and lead deeper into the forest. These trails however, are not as well-traveled or maintained making them difficult to follow; we recommend these routes for experienced hikers only.

Size: 33 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Two small unpaved parking areas (space for 3-4 cars) along Savery Avenue
Trail Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate
Dogs: Yes (on leash)

Habitat and wildlife

Savery Avenue is a haven for Eastern white pine trees, holly, and young red maple. A thick carpet of miniature baby pine trees and huckleberry bushes create a hiding spot for small mammals like chipmunks.The tall canopy above provides great bird habitat, making Savery Avenue a perfect spot for young birders to test out their ear! Listen for the harsh jeer of blue jays, the quick chipping of pine warblers, and the two-note call of the Massachusetts state bird, the black-capped chickadee.

 

Carver Fire Department

The Carver Fire Department is situated in Southeastern Massachusetts. We proudly safeguard 11,368 individuals residing in an area of 39.58 square miles. We are based out of three stations that protect a chiefly residential/agricultural area. Our Department is a Public Department whose 80 members are on a paid on call basis.

Your Carver Fire Department is an organization that sets goals and strives to provide the best possible service to our community at an affordable price. The mission of the Carver Fire Department is “To be a leading Emergency Service Organization by meeting or exceeding the needs of our community in Fire Prevention, Fire Suppression, and Rescue Operations.” Each year, we set goals based on this mission statement.

 

Facilities

Our Training Facility is now open and will be hosting our Recruit Training Class of 2017. The three story building was designed with a Fire Facilities model “Deputy Fire Chief” in mind, and features a special annex on the north side for our custom Maze room. Measuring 72′ x 22′, the building comes complete with two burn rooms, a chimney fire burn prop, an attic fire prop, and more. The interior lighting system and custom props were donated by our own firefighters, and the entire building was custom designed by our Training Facility Committee, led by Deputy Germaine. Take a look at some of the unique features of the facility below.

 

Mission

The Carver Fire Department is committed to being a top emergency service organization by: Providing fire prevention, fire suppression, and rescue services that meet the needs of our community Harnessing the dedication and skills of our firefighters Improving all of our services and operations on an ongoing basis

In order to achieve this mission, the Carver Fire Department will: Make firefighter safety and environmental concerns a top priority Encourage professional and personal development among department members Work together as a team to take full advantage of everyone’s skills, knowledge, and creativity Communicate openly and honestly with department members and the community in order to inspire trust and confidence