The Myles Standish Complex is a collection of properties and other DCR assets. The Complex provides a variety of functions of public benefit, including commemorating and interpreting the settlement of the Pilgrims in the Plymouth area; providing habitat for rare species and ecosystems; offering public access to coastline; camping and freshwater swimming opportunities; and protecting pre- and post-contact archaeological resources that facilitate understanding of the region’s past.
Properties under DCR ownership within the Myles Standish Complex are:
- Bay Farm (Kingston)
- Ellisville Harbor State Park (Plymouth)
- Kingston State Forest (Kingston)
- Mulliken’s Landing (Kingston)
- Myles Standish Monument State Reservation (Duxbury)
- Myles Standish State Forest (Carver, Plymouth, and Wareham)*
- Pilgrim Memorial State Park including National Monument to the Forefathers (Plymouth)
- Scusset Beach State Reservation (Bourne, Sandwich)
Public input is an integral component of the RMP process, and provides a forum within the RMP to enhance communication cooperation with park visitors, partners, and surrounding communities. On December 10, 2013, DCR hosted a public meeting at the Plymouth Public Library to solicit input regarding recreation, stewardship of resources, and park facilities.