We had a terrific time today. I had planned a wonderful day out in nature. We all got in the car and drove to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. We are not your dedicated hard core hikers but we do enjoy a good hike into nature. You must try the hike to the famous North Lookout to observe raptor migration as part of this ritual of autumn. The bald eagles, kestrels, and ospreys are among the first migrants. There was a modest trail fee.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is located along the Appalachian Flyway in east-central Pennsylvania, and offers visitors an outstanding, year-round nature experience with its mountaintop vistas, 8 miles of hiking trails, and thrilling autumnal raptor migration.

The Hours of operation are:

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary trails are open year round, 365 days a year, dawn to dusk. The Visitor Center, which includes a bookstore, birdfeeder observation window and Wings of Wonder gallery, is open 8 am. to 5 pm. September through November and 9 am. to 5 pm. all other months.

The Visitor Center is closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

You really should get out in the fresh air and enjoy nature and head on out to:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
1700 Hawk Mountain Road
Kempton, PA 19529-9379