Educational Nature Hike at Hawk Mountain (Kid Friendly)

I will be co-hosting this event with Jim Robbins, who is an experienced educational volunteer. Along the way he will teach us a thing or two about what we are seeing around us. Bring the kids!

This hike will be canceled for inclement weather, so check your email if the weather looks "iffy".

This will be our usual short jaunt at Hawk Mountain. I'm not going to set any plans in stone. We will base our day on how well everyone is holding up. This hike will be at about 2 miles round trip. We will visit the South Lookout, North Lookout, and a few smaller vistas in-between.

We're going to keep a slow, kid friendly pace. That way we can really soak in the views at the various lookouts. Don't forget to add your kids as guests when you RSVP. I'm allowing each member up to 4 guests for this hike.

Tips for hiking Hawk Mountain with kids.

Hawk Mountain DOES NOT allow pets.

They do charge a small fee for the use of the trail system ($6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $3 Children 6-12), which you will have to pay at the visitors center. We will meet at the small pavilion at the corner of the parking lot (near the native plants garden). If you cross the street and enter the trail system, you probably walked past us. For those of you who use the trails multiple times a year, I'd suggest buying a membership. It gets you unlimited trail use for a year.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    March 11, 2014

  • Jim R.

    Dear Dan,
    On Friday I went to my to see my doctor because of constant and bringing up a lot of mucus. I was diagnosed with Bronchitis. My doctor told me a hike on Sunday would not be a good idea. I agreed and I could not talk without coughing. I am so sorry. I do not even know the last I was sick. I probably got it from one of our foster boys from their school.
    Its up to you Dan. You can continue running the hike without me or make next Sunday?

    March 8, 2014

    • Dan

      I'm sorry you don't feel well. I'm going to carry on the hike as scheduled. Next week won't work for me. We'll find time sooner or later!

      March 9, 2014

  • Jim R.

    Hey dear members,
    Both Dan and I have a great program for families with children to participate together for the hike to Hawk Mountain's North Lookout. During our program, this will be more of an educational one, starting inside the visitor center. Inside you will learn about the wonderful and courageous, Rosalie Edge and what she did over 80 years ago to protect all raptors from hunters with their boys from killing them while passing through the jet stream on their way to migrate down South as far as the lowest region of South America. The raptors incredible and dangerous journey where each raptor will migrate to and why some still stick around in our area.
    Also the education of all the raptors in Pennsylvania. that most of them have migrated South for the Winter and why some have stayed here in Pennsylvania. Also the birds from the Artic Tundra are here like the Juncos, Golden-Crowned and White Throated sparrows to name a few.
    Total time will be about three hours.
    Jim Robbins

    March 4, 2014

  • Jim R.

    Thanks Dan!
    The date of this event is for Sunday, March 9th. Hopefully there will be a group of children as well, like you already said.
    I usually teach elementary children but I also have done adult and children groups as well. The response from children, teachers and parents when the program comes to an end is usually a positive one. Plus, I always learn a thing or too myself. Any extra knowledge I learn from others, I will take that new knowledge with me in future programs. I love to learn as much as I love to teach.

    February 26, 2014

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