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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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Bird Migratory Sanctuary

I visited in early November walking along the trail to observe the countryside and try to see some... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Orange County, California
For a private park, suprisingly well run

A great place to see hawks, eagles and vultures up close. There are many knowledgeable guides. Well... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Martha H
Silver Spring, 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)
“north lookout” (33 reviews)
“great hike” (12 reviews)
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1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA
1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA
+1 610-756-6961
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I visited in early November walking along the trail to observe the countryside and try to see some raptors. In the brief two hours I was there I saw probably 15 - 16 different types of hawks. Their sanctuary center is a great place to...More

Thank JRwins7
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A great place to see hawks, eagles and vultures up close. There are many knowledgeable guides. Well marked trails lead to the best viewing sites. Best during the Spring and Fall migrations.

Thank Martha H
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Visited strictly for Eagle Day and will definitely be returning to enjoy all the sanctuary has to offer. Beautiful scenery and the staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Wow. What an awesome place. Scenery spectacular, knowlegable staff and views of landscape perfect. Trails are well marked and vary to suit all ages. Definitively worth a visit in the fall during the annual migration.

Thank BrentCoverdale1908
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

First time visiting. It was unusually warm and the warm air lifts the raptors higher, so we saw only a red tail and vultures. The guides were very helpful directing you where to look and binoculars also helpful. BUT this is a must do stop...More

Thank heat89
Reviewed 17 October 2017 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 14 October 2017

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 12 October 2017

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 4 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
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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
3 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