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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

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1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA
+1 610-756-6961
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Good day to spend a day with nature

Will consider a return trip and ensure that the time frame is more within the migrating season of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
fantastic time in the Visitor Center

Altho rain may dampen your outside hiking into and around the lookouts of the mountain, if you plan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A 2,400-acre natural area that was the world's first refuge for raptors.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“hawk mountain” (65 reviews)
“birds of prey” (13 reviews)
“bird watching” (14 reviews)
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1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA
+1 610-756-6961
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Will consider a return trip and ensure that the time frame is more within the migrating season of the hawks. Seen very few when we went

Thank rosa_and_joe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Altho rain may dampen your outside hiking into and around the lookouts of the mountain, if you plan your visit around the education sessions you'll get to see animals up close, not just through binoculars. Always a treat to see raptors from the sanctuary who...More

Thank HikingTom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hawk Mountain is located in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The views are spectacular from the North Lookout. During hawk migration, approximately September to November, there are volunteers and professionals at the lookout to assist you in identifying the various birds of prey. The upper part...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We hiked in the morning from the visitors center to the north lookout & stopped at most lookouts along the way. The trails were easy to navigate unless you chose a more rustic alternate route which was well marked and explained at the visitors center....More

2  Thank miscalane
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Other than the Appalachian Trail, which passes nearby, this is probably the best hiking in the region. Good maps and trail markings. Good range of options. Nice views. Popular for birders. River of Rocks trail requires sturdy shoes - nice outing.

1  Thank publiliussyrus
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This place is awesome!!! A must see. My wife and I love to hike the trails and than overlook the beautiful scenery of the Mountain top views with sightings of many raptors. The nature lodge is very nice. They have shows thru out the day...More

2  Thank TODD L
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This place is amazing and I highly recommend the visit. I believe it is $9.00 pp but well worth it. We visited in July, however I do plan on going back in the fall to see the birds and changing of the foliage . Visitor...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Hawk Mountain is a unique place and a beautiful place rot hike. I believe it was the first raptor sanctuary in the world. Great place for a leisurely hike, or a moderately strenuous hike. The trails are busiest during fall migration when the serious birders...More

Thank kevinmpa
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My friend and I spent about an hour here hiking to the North Lookout. It was a hot day and we were sweating buckets by the time we reached the lookout. The North lookout is absolutely stunning. (The North Lookout is the picture) Along, the...More

Thank Kayla Z
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location, easy to reach from Reading. Visitor Center very informative about raptors and their history along the east coast migration route. Trails well maintained. We'll be back in September for the major raptor migrations.

Thank William K
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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 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
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