Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Fox Chapel

#60 of 69 in Wildlife in Pennsylvania
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
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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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
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  • 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 »
  • Beechwood Farms is a peaceful woodland in the Pittsburgh suburbs and is a good place to go for a walk.  more »
  • The staff there is AMAZING!!! The facilities are AMAZING!!! The only reason I didn't give it the 5th star is because of the map and the trail markers...a couple of markers are confusing, aren't there, and the map is hard to follow. Easy fix, use Google Maps, all of the trails are laid out on it. I'll definitely be back, I can't wait to see it once the leaves have fallen.
  • We joined a guided birdwatching group this morning (05/15/2019). The hiking paths were full of Spring flowers and the air was filled with birdsong. It was a fun, informative and smart bunch of people. Our leaders were skilled and patient. We heard or saw about 10 different species. The gift shop is a treat with many cool things for birders and gardeners. We'll be back.

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