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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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Definitely Earns The Mark of Being in Top 10 Migratory Birdwatching Locations

Taking the mile plus semi rugged hike to North Point is usually worth the effort. Best to wait for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David O
Frenchtown, New Jersey
via mobile
Friday Afternoon Hike

We had a delightful fall afternoon hike at Hawk Mt. We had not been in years. Not real busy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johnny J
Baltimore, Maryland
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A 2,400-acre natural area that was the world's first refuge for raptors.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“birds of prey” (13 reviews)
“great hike” (12 reviews)
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1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA
+1 610-756-6961
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Taking the mile plus semi rugged hike to North Point is usually worth the effort. Best to wait for a ‘not so good weather’ day and winds from the North or NW. Then the watching of hawks, eagles, and many large birds migrating is a...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delightful fall afternoon hike at Hawk Mt. We had not been in years. Not real busy. Hiked out to the overlooks and to see the Slide and Sunset viewpoint. Leaves were starting to change. First time we ever remember it not being...More

Thank Johnny J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sanctuary is a delight for people of all ages. The scenery is breathtaking and the information the staff and site provide is so interesting. There is no cost.

Thank TravelerSenior
Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 3 September 2017

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 30 August 2017

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 8 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 7 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 26 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
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7 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