Pennsylvania Travel: Hawk Mountain B&B
Location: 221 Stony Run Valley Road, Kempton, PA.
Drive time: 90 minutes.
Cost: $145-$195, double occupancy.
The scoop: Located in the Blue Mountain valley, this clean, comfortable eight-guestroom lodge is a favorite of avian aficionados, who flock to nearby Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (hawkmountain.org) to marvel at the fall migration of hawks, eagles and falcons along the Pennsylvania flyway. Make sure you chat with owner Jim Gaffney, who’s extremely knowledgeable about the various species of raptors that make their annual foray to the refuge.
Amenities: Included with your room rate is a full country breakfast served near the stone fireplace in the rustic common room. Between expeditions to the sanctuary, you can relax by the pool.
Don’t miss: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world’s first—and best—raptor refuge. The October hawk migration attracts thousands of ornithologists and bird-watching hobbyists. For hiking enthusiasts, there are plenty of excellent trails at the sanctuary. The Appalachian Trail is also nearby.
Contact: (610) 756-4224, hawkmountainbb.com.
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