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“Peace and Tranquility”
Review of Beech Forest

Beech Forest
Ranked #15 of 74 things to do in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This reserve is a primary birdwatching region on Cape Cod.
Reviewed April 7, 2013

This special place is a treat to just walk through and enjoy nature at its best. With picnic areas scattered around you can make a full day of relaxing in a world from long ago without knowing you're only a short distance from a town with 40,000 visitors walking the streets.

Thank RichardA14
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Again, gorgeous area. We stumbled on a pond off the parking area -- were able to lock our bikes and have a lovely walk around the pond.

Thank Sally H
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Beech Forest is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown. It is accessible via a well-marked parking lot off Race Point Road (heading north off US-6 from the town's only traffic light). There are three attractions here. First, a gentle nature walk around Blackwater Pond. An outer loop is more arduous, with many steep grades made accessible via rustic steps. Bring a camera. Second is one of the most scenic bike trails in the northeast: the parking lot is a trailhead for the Provincelands Bike Trail. Popular year-round with bikers and walkers, it offers gentle trails through forests and bogs and surprisingly demanding climbs up and down sand dunes. Don't let the difficulty dissuade you - it's worth the effort. Third, known only to locals, is that the Beech Forest is also a trail head for "off-trail" hiking on eiher side of Race Point Road. The entire Provincelands area is a honeycomb of hiking trails, mostly known to hunters (wear orange in hunting season!) and dedicated explorers. These trails range from the Herring Cove Beach area to Race Point to the back shore, which is what the natives call the Atlantic Ocean beaches. It's vast, surprisingly varied, and offers stunning views if you don't mind climbing up steep dunes. In season, the surprising acreage of cranberry bogs offers berries to make Thanksgiving cranberry sauce. Wildlife abounds, but nothing that will cause you any danger. There is a reason that the Beech Forest - the the parklands of the Provincelands - is part of a national park. Explore it.

5  Thank Littlefield19
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Well maintained trail on walkways made from old beach buggy and hunting trails I used when i was a young hunter .Goes past duck ponds and partial dunes . Great place to commune with nature.

Thank Ronald P
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

If you're an avid biker or just a beginner, you need to experience the bike trails at the National Seashore. You can access them at the Beech Forest parking area. While at Beech forest, check out the geese that congregate annually at the pond. A treasure of simple, natural beauty.

1  Thank Larry M
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