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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, known as hawkwatching, 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.

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2022.
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  • If you like getting out in the woods, bird watching, semi-strenuous exercise, or simply getting away from your computer, this is the place to come. The sanctuary is beautiful. The staff are very... 
    If you like getting out in the woods, bird watching, semi-strenuous exercise, or simply getting away from your computer, this is the place to come. The sanctuary is beautiful. The staff are very...  more »
  • Beautifully kept raptor sanctuary with lots of cleared trails and educational opportunities to learn about raptors throughout the park. There was a huge line of cars into and out of the park so give.....  more
    Beautifully kept raptor sanctuary with lots of cleared trails and educational opportunities to learn about raptors throughout the park. There was a huge line of cars into and out of the park so give.....  more »
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  • Great hiking for all skill levels. Beautiful views and lots of big birds flying around, which was cool. Plenty of trails so there is a lot to explore. Most of the trails have great tree coverage so your sun exposure is minimized, if that's what you want. Definitely worth the trip, will absolutely go again.
  • I go to Hawk Mountain very regularly to hike, and enjoy the views. It’s also a peaceful place to meditate if you can catch a good day with not many people there. Off season time is best to go and won’t be so crowded. In the summer time a lot of kids school trips and crowds come. There are beautiful benches and designated areas you can sit to enjoy the view. It’s so quiet and peaceful on your own. Great spot for photos and a little adventure. The whole trail is a lot of hiking to be mindful of where you are and where you want to go before sun goes down.

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