Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is famous as the world's first refuge for birds of prey, and one of the most recognized hawk migration watchsites in the United States.

Operated as a non-profit, Hawk Mountain is a nature-tourism site; membership and trail fees support raptor conservation programs. People visit Hawk Mountain for hiking, birding, autumn hawk watching, scientific study and wildlife observation.

Hawk Mountain's conservation science program works internationally to protect birds of prey along the entire length of their flyways. The Hawk Mountain Conservation Science Internship Program has trained more than 300 young people from 62 countries on six continents.

You can support Hawk Mountain in several ways. Visit Hawk Mountain any day of the year to enjoy the scenic and inspirational views. Join as a member to support the Hawk Mountain conservation mission. Volunteer time in any number of areas.
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  • We visited about noon on a hot summer day. There is not a huge amount of elevation change in the trails. The view from North point was great but Sunset lookout was disappointing, and the reason it did...  more »
  • We arrived around 9 on July 5th and the lot and trails were mostly empty. We hiked the trail to the North Lookout. It took about 2 hours to hike up (stopping at all the overlooks) and back. There are ...  more »

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