Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Fox Chapel

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#60 of 71 in Wildlife in Pennsylvania
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Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve is a 134-acre (0.5 km2) protected area for flora, fauna, and wildlife in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh suburb. The site has served as the headquarters of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) since 1977.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy owns the land on which Beechwood Farms is located, and leases the site to the ASWP. The nature reserve comprises woodlands, fields, streams, and a pond. It also features more than 5 miles (8.0 km) of walking trails—open from dawn to dusk every day year-round, some of which are accessible for individuals with special needs.
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  • This place is great for families that want to experience the outdoors. None of the paths are that long ( under a mile) so its great for kids to go exploring. There are bridges, outlooks, ponds, and.....  more
    This place is great for families that want to experience the outdoors. None of the paths are that long ( under a mile) so its great for kids to go exploring. There are bridges, outlooks, ponds, and.....  more »
  • Very peaceful, relaxing place with an awesome gift shop. Lots of unique, natural gifts & plants available to buy. Free, onsite parking along with trails & a small play area are also available. 
    Very peaceful, relaxing place with an awesome gift shop. Lots of unique, natural gifts & plants available to buy. Free, onsite parking along with trails & a small play area are also available.  more »
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  • One of my favorite spots. It’s magical all throughout the year. My boys love all the wildlife at the pond. We could spend (and often do) the entire day there.
  • Beautiful nature reserve featuring meadows, woodlands, a pond and stream, as well as a nature playscape for climbing over logs, through tunnels and up into a treehouse. Great for small children and families, though dogs are prohibited. Five miles of interconnecting hiking trails will provide many habitats to explore. We often see Canada geese, chipmunks, squirrels, birds, frogs and Mallard ducks. Sometimes we see wild turkeys in the woodlands. Beechwood Farms offers summer camps, naturalist led hikes and special events throughout the year, such as Maple Sugaring demonstrations. The reserve is also home to a Native Plant Nursery with a variety of woodland and meadow plants, shrubs and trees.

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