Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15238

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve Professional Guide

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"A relatively short hike through a nature preserve that contains just 134 acres, this loop is nonetheless enjoyable, especially if you want to stay close to Pittsburgh. Beechwood is owned by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, so you can expect to see lots of birds here, especially at the feeders behind the nature center.

Individual trails here are closed periodically in winter for the purposes of managing deer. While most of the reserve’s trails are not blazed, they are marked at each intersection, so getting around is pretty simple. Dogs prohibited unless they are special-needs animals"

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh (Menasha Ridge Press)
Donna L. Ruff
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"Beechwood Farms, at 134 acres, is one of the largest nature reserves and environmental-education centers in western Pennsylvania and is a delight to visit. It’s a wonderful place to bring family members of all ages. The Beechwood Farm Nature Reserve is owned by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and leased to the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, which uses it as their headquarters. The property was a part of a larger tract of land that once served as a dairy farm. The reserve itself is being allowed to return to its natural state while providing a sanctuary for humans and wildlife alike. It offers 5 miles of easy hiking trails and a host of environmentaleducation programs and walks." Read more
"A relatively short hike through a nature preserve that contains just 134 acres, this loop is nonetheless enjoyable, especially if you want to stay close to Pittsburgh. You can join any walk here with one of Beechwood’s many public nature programs or a trip to its store, too. From exit 48 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, get onto Route 910/Yellow Belt. Turn left onto Locust Hill Road, go 1.4 miles, and turn right onto Guys Run Road, then turn right onto the Green Belt. After traveling 1.3 miles, go left onto Dorseyville Road and follow it to the nature reserve." Read more

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Trail Information

Pittsburgh
Nearby City
2.8
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh 15238; (412) 963-6100; www.aswp.org
Local Contacts
Map available by contacting the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania; USGS Glenshaw
Local Maps

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Dec 2018