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Beech Forest

Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #7 of 27 attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Forests
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: This reserve is a primary birdwatching region on Cape Cod.
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Derby, CT
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Treat yourself to a lovely bike ride away from the crowds downtown and to a glimpse of what the Cape used to look like many, many years ago. Couple of words of warning: wear insect repellent as the mosquitoes can be bad depending on location and time of year. Greenheads (horse flies) in July can be annoying but only are... More

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was a great little hike. I appreciate that the NPS has boardwalks in the swampy parts of the trails on the Cape. Don't do what I did. Or forgot as the case may be. This sandy trail winds around a lily pad covered swamp. This means bugs. Lot and lots of bugs. Put on some sting bug repellent. Extra... More

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Alexandria, VA
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304 reviews 304 reviews
127 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Nicely set trail through a grove of beech trees around a large pond near the Visitors Center. Set among the beeches are black and white oaks, red cedar and even a tupelo or two along with various shrubs -- bayberry, blueberry and inkberry. There is a short diversion on one side that opens up onto a dock on another pond... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

hiked all the trails from eastham all the way to race point and this one was my favorite. geese, large variety of bird species, turtles, fox, snakes, squirrels, and HEARD an otter (think it was an otter), but couldn't get a snapshot.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I walked the trail but leave enough time if you do this...a bicycle is probably best way to enjoy the forest - and it was a lonely place. The sounds of nature and landscapes were wonderful - unlike anywhere I've been before. I saw foxes and deer - so peaceful - quite a magical place.

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

P-town doesn't have to be all about the restaurants, clubs, crowds and traffic. There's a part of the cape that's less than five minutes drive from the centre of town yet feels a million miles from anywhere. The Beech Forest is a tranquil and secluded place for the nature lover in all of us. Walkers and bikers take to the... More

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Cape Cod
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you want to get away from the hectic pace of Commercial Street for a bit, be sure to take a walk through Beech Forest. There's a parking lot, easily accessible trails and overall - PEACE. It's also sheltered from the wind so it makes a great place to walk if the beach is too windy (especially any season except... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have used the Provincelands biking path many times and the Beech Forest is just one highlight. Well maintained, clear and paved path takes you through the dunes and the forest, as you pass ponds and ocean views. The ride can be slightly strenuous because there are a few fairly steep uphill climbs, but you can always just walk those.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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166 reviews 166 reviews
50 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It had been a number of years since I'd been out here, but on this perfect spring day it seemed like the place to be. I biked over from town, just a 10 minutes ride. First I was inclined to hike around Blackwater Pond and snap pictures and look at the spring growth including a great shot of an opening... More

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