Day Trip: Hawk Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary
Autumn is prime time for hiking and watching raptors migrate at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.
It's a long holiday weekend this weekend. Where will you go? Let us know in the comments section below. In the meantime, here is one idea for a day trip.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, Pa.
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. September-November (check website for other months)
- Autumn Weekends (September-November) and National Holidays: $8 adults & seniors, $4 children 6-12
- Regular: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children 6-12, Free for children 5 and younger
Summary: Hawk Mountain is a 2,600-acre wildlife sanctuary open year round with eight miles of trails for superb hiking in any season. It's one of the best places in North America to view the annual autumn hawk migration and was recently named one of the top 10 places to watch raptors by Audubon magazine. Hawk Mountain's website offers daily updates of wildlife sightings. The sanctuary includes a visitors center and bookshop, as well as a native plant garden.