Monday, May 15, 2017

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Receives International Accessibility Award For Silhouette Trail

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Berks County received the Trail Accessibility Award for its ADA-approved Silhouette Trail from the American Trails National and International Trails Awards Program during the 2017 International Trails Symposium on May 9.
The National and International Trails Awards Program, hosted by the American Trails organization, recognizes the tremendous contributions and successes of exemplary people and organizations across the globe who are working to advance trails. The awards are presented every two years.
The Trail Accessibility Award recognizes a successful trail project that demonstrates the integration of accessibility characteristics into its design and construction.
The Hawk Mountain Silhouette Trail, recently opened in summer of 2015, is a 900-foot, accessible trail that serves as an alternative route to the Sanctuary's South Lookout, where hawk-watching and educational programs occur.
It includes a trail-side display of full-sized, in-flight, metal silhouettes of endangered birds of prey, adding an element of education to the wheelchair-accessible trail. A free brochure describing the displayed raptors and their importance is available at the Hawk Mountain Visitor Center and for download.
Click Here for more information on Silhouette Trail to South Lookout at the Sanctuary.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary website or call 610-756-6961.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Sanctuary, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, visit them on Flickr, be part of their Google+ Circle and visit their YouTube Channel.
(Photo: Crable: Hawk Mountain Opens Accessible Trail To Famed Birdwatching Overlook.)

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