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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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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
51 helpful votes 51 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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408 reviews 408 reviews
184 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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