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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

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Breathing views

We visited during our Thanksgiving week holiday and even though it was cold 40 degrees weather, it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maan N
via mobile
Truly nature at it's finest

Viewing a bald eagle, many species of birds and animals are not uncommon. My favorite is the black... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray B
Kempton, Pennsylvania
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“birds of prey”(15 reviews)
“great hike”(14 reviews)
“north lookout”(35 reviews)
A 2,400-acre natural area that was the world's first refuge for raptors.
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1700 Hawk Mountain Rd, Kempton, PA 19529-9379
+1 610-756-6961
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during our Thanksgiving week holiday and even though it was cold 40 degrees weather, it was thoroughly enjoyable. The road to the Sanctuary is lined up with trees and very pretty. The pond at the entrance was frozen and the trees had mostly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maan N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Viewing a bald eagle, many species of birds and animals are not uncommon. My favorite is the black bear, deer and on occasions a rattlesnake. The view from the north and south lookout is breathtaking. Try it, you'll fall in love with the establishment. October...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ray B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few hours before the rain while visiting relatives over the holiday so my son and I decided to try Hawk Mountain. Pretty wide variety of terrain, some smooth, wide paths, some with small rocks protruding and some mini rock scrambles. We bring the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 885ericr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went hiking here in October on a beautiful fall day. The views are phenomenal and we saw several hawks and were lucky enough to see a bald eagle too. There is a $10 trail fee but it is so worth it. The visitor center is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MomofShadow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here for the beautiful views. There’s a shorter trail that isn’t very strenuous and offers great views. There is a longer, more intense trail as well for those who are up for it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank didi814
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Visited Hawk Mountain Sactuary today and it was awesome! It was "Eagle Day" and loved seeing great Golden Eagle and Bald Eagle and hearing their stories of recovery and the care these injured birds require. The speakers Susan and Franklin are very involved with these...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaRee H
Reviewed 29 October 2018

One of the first bird sanctuary devoted to birds of pray. This is most stop for serious bird lovers from around the world. Great hiking on very scenic trails including access to the AT. If you have the time and are in good shape the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant and welcoming. Will return again and again. Easy ride to Hawk Mountain. Comfortable and relaxing. The common room was warm and welcoming. Easy to stay and use . Would highly recommend to anyone that isn’t high maintenance.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DebbieCarney
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Its a great place to visit. There are different options visitors can choose from, short or long hike. 30 min hike will allow you to watch the color and vast mountaneous landscape and also those beautiful North American raptors. During the migration season, thousands of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Natureholic
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Today was our third visit over the last 10 years to watch the migration. The hike to best viewing is semi-challenging for those like us who are over 60 but not impossible and there are easier stops to watch. It was chilly and very breezy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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6 July 2017|
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Response from mdenson50 | Reviewed this property |
There are several lookouts, the easiest is the South Lookout, about 200 yards from the trail entrance. The next is the North Lookout (a moderate hike) which is the one to which I hiked and it took about 20 minutes. There is... More
2 November 2016|
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Response from ahikethroughlife | Reviewed this property |
Mid August - Broad-winged Hawks, American Kestrels, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp Shinned Hawks and Red-tailed Hawks - Continuing on for a few months in similar numbers and declining over a few weeks as... More
Elizabeth H
1 June 2016|
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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
You should be ok as long as you are prepared for the heat. It is not that strenuous of a climb so you should be ok. August would not be much different. Be sure to have plenty of water. You might want to try the general... More