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Beech Forest

Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #7 of 26 attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Forests
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: This reserve is a primary birdwatching region on Cape Cod.
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Providence, RI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Quiet, beautiful walk through the Beech Forest. The trees protected us from the wind, but the wind through the trees was wonderful to hear.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

While Race Point is more spectacular, Beech Forest offers a good alternative for long walks in a woodsy sheltered environment. Paths are extensive, birds are plentiful, scenery and vegetation are ever changing. A short walk off the marked paths reveals magnificent dunes with fascinating vistas.

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New Yorker
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

any time of the year. Short and do able for most people. We've even done it in the snow, and it's always lovely.

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North Truro, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

At least, that's the way you will feel when you enter Beech Forest, a dunes-bordered area encircling a small pond: what you'll notice right away are the small birds—chickadees, nuthatches, cardinals and more—that will be paying close attention to you. That's because of the practice of locals and tourists alike of coming here with birdseed (which you can purchase at... More

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Middletown, CT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The Beech Forest Trail was a nice easy mile-long hike around two of Provincetown's ponds. Easy to do with a toddler, yet still interesting.

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London, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Went off with friends biking for a morning, and was shown around this area starting from Herring bone beach and we traveled all through these amazing trails, around the little lakes etc. it was stunningly beautiful to be in the forests, with excellent trails , well marked signs, and great photo opts.

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ny
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was an easy walk that we did while waiting to check into our room. Nice views of trees and ponds. Bring bug spray!

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montreal
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

a really enjoyable bike ride, one of my happiest moment in Ptown, well worth renting a bike for a day (22$)

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The walk at Beech Forest is for birders. Where there are birds there are bugs. We have seen regular stuff, but also an abundance of warblers in the spring. Bring the bug spray. Also there are dogs, which are supposed to be leashed but usually aren't. The bike trail runs through here as well - that trail is beautiful. Lots... More

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Shenandoah Valley
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Cape Cod has numerous freshwater ponds hidden in the woods behind the dunes. This park offers a quiet shady place away from the surf, sun and crowds of the ocean.

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