Visitor Guides

Groups

Make the most of your field-trip to Hawk Mountain and start your day with a program by one of our Educators. Introductions and Guided Group programs are available throughout the year.  Groups are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Scheduling 6-8 weeks in advance is recommended during peak seasons (April-May and September-November).

Chaperones: We recommend 1 chaperone /5 students to accompany all groups.

To Schedule: Phone: 610-756-6961

Raptors Over the Ridge Introduction

Time: Weekdays; 30-40 minutes

Cost: $75, plus student and adult trail fees

Limit: 75 students, groups larger than 75 meet in Amphitheater & Outdoor Classroom

Your group will receive an overview of the Sanctuary by an Educator or trained volunteer. Discussion will include natural history, raptor identification, migration information and Sanctuary guidelines. Then, you're off to explore the Sanctuary on your own!

Raptors Over the Ridge Introduction plus Lookout Interpretation

Time: Weekdays; 1 hour

Cost: $125, plus student and adult trail fees

Limit: 75 students

Includes an overview of the Sanctuary, natural history, raptor identification, migration information PLUS a guided walk to South Lookout and flight interpretation and review of local landmarks. Then, you continue exploring the Sanctuary on your own.

Raptors Over the Ridge Introduction plus Raptor Presentation

Time: Weekdays; 45 minutes

Cost: $175, plus student and adult trail fees

Limit: 75 students, group larger than 75 meets in Amphitheater & Outdoor Classroom

In addition to learning about natural history, raptor identification, migration information and Sanctuary guidelines, your groups will spend time getting an up-close and personal look at one of our educational raptors.

Mountain Discovery Guided Hike

Time: Weekdays; 3-4 hours

Cost: $250, plus student and adult trail fees. We recommend 1 adult chaperone/5 students

Limit: 60 students per group pending Instructor availability

This program begins with a 45 minute introduction to raptors, migration and Sanctuary history and then a live raptor presentation.  Explore Appalachian flora and fauna as your group hikes to one of the Sanctuary's Lookouts where students will learn more about the amazing Kittatinny Ridge and local viewshed.

Students are highly recommended to bring a day pack if they wish to carry food, water or a camera to aid with hands-free hiking.

The Acorn Project

Time: Weekdays; 2-2.5 hours

Cost: $150

Limit: Up to 2nd grade. Group size is a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 students.

Students spend approximately 30 minutes learning about the Appalachian forest and are introduced to a live raptor.  Then, students head outside to explore the forest and learn more about nature.  Topics discussed may include layers of the forest, looking at leaves and using the senses.  Teachers are encouraged to bring along a snack for young students.

Self-Guided Groups

You may choose to lead your own group without the help of sanctuary Educators. Please review our Guiding Your Own Group Guide before your visit for registration procedures and pointers on preparing for your trip.

Please see below for detailed pricing.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Education Flyer and Trail Fees

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