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“An Enjoyable Trek” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Beech Forest

Beech Forest
Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #10 of 59 things to do in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Birdwatching
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Owner description: This reserve is a primary birdwatching region on Cape Cod.
Alexandria, VA
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“An Enjoyable Trek”
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 with a leg that takes the high road above it. Takes about an hour if you follow the longer route. An interesting encounter at the entrance with a family of Canadian geese with somewhat fiesty goslings. This was right next to a sign about an experiment with alligator head decoys designed to scare the geese (who have become a menace) away. Either a set of parents who are courageous or have not encountered their new reptile neighbors.

Visited June 2014
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Montgomery, Alabama
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“best trail in the cape so far”
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.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“fabulous scenery”
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.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“An escape from the madness of Provincetown”
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 tracks that wind up and down small hills, around marshy ponds with the occasional place to stop and read botanical signs or spot birdlife, chipmunks, turtles and foxes. It's a magical place. The smell of the forest, the peaceful sounds and those beautiful colours and textures overhead and beneath the feet.

Visited October 2013
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“Quiet, peaceful place for a walk”
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 summer.)

Visited May 2014
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