Not far from the Lehigh Valley and just off the Appalachian Trail sits Hawk Mountain, a world-renowned bird sanctuary in Berks County that is also a much-loved destination for hikers, who treasure its rocky mountaintop trails for the stunning vistas they afford.
In the fall the mountain is particularly pretty, with leaves of every color crowning the ridge and filling the valley far below.
Learn more about the sanctuary and education center on the Hawk Mountain website.
According to the site, the mountain is currently experiencing high visitor counts on the weekends and parking cannot be guaranteed.
COVID-19 precautions are also in place.
“Your safety is always a priority, so please socially distance and wear a mask,” the Hawk Mountain website recommends. “Restrooms are limited. Bring exact change or purchase an online ticket. No pets allowed. Learn more here. Thank you for your support!”