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Beech Forest Afternoon – Slideshow

PROVINCETOWN – Beech Forest is something of a hidden gem of Provincetown.

In a town boasting the spectacular Race Point Beach and Herring Cove Beach, as well as the always interesting Commercial Street, it’s easy to think of Beech Forest as merely a sign you drive past on your way to somewhere else.

But we pulled into the parking lot and took the one-mile loop walk over mostly level terrain, and discovered some sort of ancient serenity. A local we know told us it is her favorite place. We understand why.

It looked like this.

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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