Explore the Francis-Beidler Forest

Explore the Francis-Beidler Forest

Francis-Beidler Forest

Distance

1.75 Miles

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

Tour the fascinating Four Holes Swamp by foot or canoe/kayak.

Hike or row through this old growth swamp forest – there is an easy boardwalk trail, as well as opportunities for canoe and kayaking guided tours. You can also learn a lot about the habitat at the visitor center.

Photo Credit: Diann Payne

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Relaxing walk

I took my 1 year old daughter with me and we walked the whole trail in 1 hour. It’s a board walk so it made it really easy with the stroller. She loved it!

Great short fun adventure

I enjoyed the boardwalk around the forest and we saw an owl the day we went. Make sure you bring bug spray if you go in warm weather.

Swamp Life

Beidler Forest is an Audubon sanctuary and old growth swamp. 1,000 - 1,500 year old Cypress trees. Largest virgin stand of Cypress and Tupelo trees in the World! Beautiful, magical in touched by man place! Absolutely love this swamp!

Distance

1.75 Miles

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

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