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Beech Forest Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Provincetown, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 22 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

wildlife

no dogs

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bugs
10 days ago

It's nice and easy and short but use bug spray or else you'll also knock off 2 stars from your review. You have been warned.

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1 month ago

Walked the trail on a sunny spring morning and the emerging beech leaves were a bright green against the blue sky. Encountered a very friendly nuthatch and red squirrel on the boardwalk by the pond’s edge. Don’t miss the short detour off to the right at the end of the loop (if walked in a counter-clockwise direction) which takes you to a dock where you will find pretty pond views.

pretty. easy to walk. nice to get away from the crowds. a few good spots to have lunch. mush

hiking
Mon Jun 03 2019

Gentle inclines. Peat bog ponds are so black. Pretty cool.

walking
Tue Jan 01 2019

Really pretty. We clocked the loop at more like 1.4 miles. Definitely do this hike.

Sun Oct 21 2018

super fun and fairly different trail for the outer cape. lots of signs that identify the different trees, and wonderful fall folliage along the ponds.

hiking
Mon Sep 24 2018

Nice short walk in the forest between dunes. Parking area is very spacious, and with picnic tables.

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Mon May 28 2018

Great walk/hike. Nice plentiful parking area, well marked and maintained trails. Wide and flat with a few stairs. Highly recommend.

Tue Oct 31 2017

What an Amazon experience! The trail is amazing. Mostly flat.However, there are a few stairs to climb. The view was amazing. Feeding the birds was hands down our favourite!

hiking
Wed Jan 20 2016

A nice wooded trail with some interesting vegetation.

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Sat Jan 18 2014

A nice mostly level walk through a beech forest with brackish swamp areas (level of water depending on recent rainfall). In many spots, the trail is soft sand, so it can be a nice workout. At the beginning of the trail is a wood walkway where chickadees have come to expect walkers to bring sunflower seeds - the birds will come to your hand to take the seed.

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recorded Recording - May 24, 2:41 PM

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recorded Sand Dune Trail

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