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Beech Forest

Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #5 of 21 Attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: This reserve is a primary birdwatching region on Cape Cod.
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Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: This reserve is a primary birdwatching region on Cape Cod.

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Norman, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
373 reviews 373 reviews
171 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was our favorite hike during our very short visit to the area. The chickadees came very close in one area of the trail. There are names in front of some of the main trees. The hike was enjoyable because of the variety of trees and plants making up the forest. The one thing that can be done to improve... More 

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Central Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was the best hike of the cape, but be sure you actually visit the beech grove! You can miss it if you only do the loop around the lake. The beech grove also has plants called "beech drops" associated with it. These plants are root parasites of the beech tree, and you'll probably miss them if you aren't looking... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Love this one mile nature walk ! A must! Bring bird seed if you want the birds to eat from your hand!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You'll get a great workout here on bike, roller blade, or by foot. There are very steep hills and at the highest points you will be treated to a panoramic view of the ocean and surrounding beaches. It's magical and it smells of pine and all things good. Fresh air and surrounded by natures beauty. Don't miss it.

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University Park, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The forest was very unexpected being so close to the sea. The bike trails were great and offered several challenges. The forest was so quiet and not too crowded for high season.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

They are incredible! Beautiful vistas. Great exercise! A must do! My BF and I go to Ptown a lot. Of it's summer, we do these trails.

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is the quieter trail with fewer walkers and kids. Highly recommended. The views are quite different and a nice change of pace from the other trails through the seashore.

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you locate this trail you will see a tree at the beginning. This is where, if you are patient, you can stand with a hand full of bird seed and the chickadees and titmice will come and eat right out of your hand. There is no other place like this! Young and old alike love this.

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Blacksburg
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I've been going here since I was a child. The trails are lovely. We had the strangest experience once when we heard a strange bird squawking--even my father who is a world-class birder didn't know what it was--and when we finally saw the bird--it was a green parrot! We later heard from a local it had made it 3 years... More 

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Derby, CT
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a lovley hiking trial on Race Point RD. The trail Head is a This is a great nature trail where birds love to be fed. I have been able to get some great photographs. The entire trial winds around a midsized pond surrounded by scrub pine and shrubs. The perfect way to start an early day.

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