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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

#1 of 3 things to do in Kempton Features Animals
1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA
+1 610-756-6961
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Great spot!

We went hiking there today and even though it was foggy and a bit of drizzle,it was so very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
Ellicott City, Maryland
Great summer activity for the family

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a wonderful day trip for anyone who lives in or is visiting the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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A 2,400-acre natural area that was the world's first refuge for raptors.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird watching” (14 reviews)
“birds of prey” (12 reviews)
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1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA
+1 610-756-6961
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went hiking there today and even though it was foggy and a bit of drizzle,it was so very beautiful and all the staff and volunteers were so helpful and very kind. The trails are a bit rocky so bring sturdy shoes and water if...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a wonderful day trip for anyone who lives in or is visiting the Philadelphia area. Near Blue Mountain Ski Resort, the sanctuary has lots of group activities and the hike out to the lookout is worth the scenery alone (however, make...More

Thank mdenson50
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Hawk mountains is best place to enjoy stunning views along with raptor watching. The park is clean and well maintained trials.Park fee is $9 per person.There are benches to sit with the gorgeous view. Climbing is involved in some part of the trail. If you...More

Thank Dhanashree A
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Anyone can make the climb to the top of Hawk Mountain. Watch for the hawks. An easy to follow trail will take you there and back. Great place to watch for these great birds.

Thank William O
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Excellent trails and views. Viewing of raptors is only a small part of the experience. Ever changing educational programs.

Thank HappyAndFull
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We hiked the entire park and there are some parts (rock scrambles) that do require a bit of agility. The park is always so clean and so well marked. The visitors center teaches you a lot about our birds of prey. I have been here...More

Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Took 3 of our 15 g-kids (10, 7, & 4) for their 3rd visit. They love it - views, hiking, learning, & visitors center. Also loved rock climbing - REAL rocks!

Thank GalDandK
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It was 3 of us, gotta wear sneakers ,comfortable clothes, take bottle of water in case u get thirsty, lots of climbing and walking be prepared for it , overall so great!

Thank Yarsemin
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice trails from easy to challenging. Wear good shoes! Only saw one bird when we went and it seemed like a perfect day for bird watching. Well kept, peaceful place.

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stopped here today for the first time. Well maintained trails lead to great views of the Pennsylvania countryside. Great place for raptor watching . The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is the number of people. If you are looking to be alone,...More

Thank townie57
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
when are peak hawk migration dates?
2 November 2016|
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Response from CarsonWorldwide | 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
Hello, I am coming to Hawk Mountain around the first of July of this year. I don't any reviews of folks who traveled to the mountain at that time. would it be best to wait until August?
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