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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton

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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a wild bird sanctuary in Albany Township and East Brunswick Township, located along the Appalachian flyway in eastern Pennsylvania. The sanctuary is a prime location for the viewing of kettling and migrating raptors with an average of 20,000 hawks, eagles and falcons passing the lookouts during the late summer and fall every year. The birds are identified and counted by staff and volunteers to produce annual counts of migrating raptors that represent the world's longest record of raptor populations. These counts have provided conservationists with valuable information on changes in raptor numbers in North America.

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  • We spent 5 hrs at Hawk Mountain at the end of September. We bought tickets online ahead of time, and it was easy to check in at the visitors center. It's a short walk to the South overlook, and the...  more »
  • We went there for a quick hike after a snow storm and the views were amazing! not to mention the workout that we were in for. We love coming here for the views and to support the sanctuary.  more »
  • We hiked at this park a few days ago. I was looking for a harder hike, and usually when a review says the hike is hard, we go and it is not very hard. This was hard! We did the skyline trail, cut.....  more »
  • Love it here. A yearly trip during fall migration. Well maintained trails about the Appalachian Trail. Helpful informative rangers. 10$ fee with it goes to maintain the sanctuary. Lots of programs for the public and a wheelchair accessible trail to an overlook.
  • Had an almost perfect day. We didn't see any hawks or eagles, just several vultures. But the scenery was lovely, beautiful vistas and the leaves were just about turned. The hikes alone were worth the trip.
  • Overall the area where the sanctuary is located is a gorgeous spot. The views are spectacular, and the trails can go from easy to difficult depending upon what you are looking for. The conservation efforts are another reason to visit and the rich history of the sanctuary itself is amazing. You'll learn alot even if you're only half paying attention. Cant stress how amazing it is. Also I saw a snake when I hiked there and plenty of other very cool animals.
  • Amazing experience all around. Well worth the contribution to enter the trails. The trails are well-maintained, clearly marked and vary in difficulty (from soft, straight paths to light rock climbing). The River of Rocks is incredible to see in person and the vistas from the mountain are well worth the hike.
  • An amazing place to to! The trails are awesome, the lookouts are breathe taking, and there is SO much to do there. Everything was well maintained, loved it and will definitely be going. back.

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