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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

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Address: 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA
Phone Number:
+1 610-756-6961
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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A 2,400-acre natural area that was the world's first refuge for raptors.

A 2,400-acre natural area that was the world's first refuge for raptors.

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Took 3 of our 15 g-kids (10, 7, & 4) for their 3rd visit. They love it - views, hiking, learning, & visitors center. Also loved rock climbing - REAL rocks!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
GalDandK
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Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
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Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took 3 of our 15 g-kids (10, 7, & 4) for their 3rd visit. They love it - views, hiking, learning, & visitors center. Also loved rock climbing - REAL rocks!

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Thank GalDandK
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was 3 of us, gotta wear sneakers ,comfortable clothes, take bottle of water in case u get thirsty, lots of climbing and walking be prepared for it , overall so great!

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Thank Yarsemin
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice trails from easy to challenging. Wear good shoes! Only saw one bird when we went and it seemed like a perfect day for bird watching. Well kept, peaceful place.

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Thank Christine W
Cooperstown, New York
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped here today for the first time. Well maintained trails lead to great views of the Pennsylvania countryside. Great place for raptor watching . The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is the number of people. If you are looking to be alone, this is not the place.

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Thank townie57
Hilliard, Ohio
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157 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a treat to have such an outstanding outdoors recreation space in Eastern Pennsylvania! The trails are easy to use, well marked and offer very pleasing views of the area. Parking is a breeze, and volunteers and staff are eager to share their knowledge. You must go see this.

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Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you like birdwatching, and even if you don't, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is well worth the trip. The highlight is, of course, hawk migration season, but the Sanctuary also has hiking trails, a native plant garden, and a shop.

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Thank East_Coaster28970
Kempton, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hawk Mountain is right in my backyard & what a special place it is! A sanctuary for birds of prey that were once killed by the hundreds or thousands as sport. Now these majestic birds can soar free the way it was meant to be. Educational, fun, a beautiful place to hike with family & friends. Come and stay for... More 

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Thank Andrea Y
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My fiance and I visited Hawk Mountain for the views and in hopes of seeing some of the birds in migration. This was my second visit and his first, however, my first visit was around 17 years ago when I was 7 so I don't remember much. We went on a Sunday and there were a LOT of families there.... More 

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Thank Sam D
Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We just went to Hawk Mountain in Oct. We seen a few birds on the look outs but not too many. But, even so, there was great views and nice trails to take a walk. Leaves are changing in Oct. so it's pretty when traveling at this time of year. Just make sure you wear good sneakers or hiking shoes.... More 

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Thank BarbA1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Amazing to have this place so close to Philadelphia. It could be a day trip, but even better if you can stay overnight and explore the surrounding countryside and small towns.

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