Beech Forest Bike & Birds Tour

Beech Forest inspired Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver to write about the stunning nature of the ponds and forest. Explore the walking path around the pond and see how many different types of birds you can identify!
  • Rent a bike or ride your own
  • Includes resuable water bottle
  • Departs at 10 AM
  • 2 hours
  • 2 miles by bike, 1 mile walking
  • Intermediate - we ride across the highway & in mixed traffic

Fall and spring are the best time of year to see the birds, and the most birds can be seen in April & May when over 40 species of wood warblers are migrating and use town as a stopover. You may also spot tanagers, grosbeaks, buntings, and thrushes as well.


Dappled shade along the Province Lands Bike Trail at Beech Forest in Provincetown.

Dappled shade along the Province Lands Bike Trail at Beech Forest in Provincetown.

Tour Highlights

  • Beech Forest - a sanctuary for wildlife

  • Reading of a poem by Mary Oliver

  • Bird sightings & identification

Where we meet

Tours start in the center of town at our meeting point: 6 Standish Street, right next to Art's Dune Tours

Additional information

  • We will ride in mixed traffic along Conwell Street, across Route 6, and along Race Point Road to Beech Forest (2 miles total).

  • The walking portion is approximately 1 mile in a loop around the pond with frequent stops.


Tour map