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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 had a wonderful day on the well marked trails of Hawk Mountain. There were guides at numerous locations to ask about birding or the sanctuary. Terrific trails for everyone from children, the... 
    We had a wonderful day on the well marked trails of Hawk Mountain. There were guides at numerous locations to ask about birding or the sanctuary. Terrific trails for everyone from children, the...  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Great place for a hike and learning about raptors. Saw a great educational session at the beautiful new amphitheater. It's $10 per person to hike, but worth it for a good cause. Trails are rocky, so watch your step. There is one trail to a lookout spot that is paved for accessibility. Views are fabulous. Go in the fall for best leaf peeping and raptor viewing.
  • There's a couple easy hikes here. They are a mile each. Then there's the four mile 'hike'. Not as much a hike as it is 90% scrambling over large, uneven rocks. It's fun and challenging but not an average hike. Wear high top hiking boots.

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