Waggoner's Gap Hawkwatch

 
Audubon Hawkwatch at Waggoner's Gap
Waggoner's Gap, PA
http://user.pa.net/~waggap/

Located 6 miles NW of Carlisle, PA where Route 74 (Waggoner's Gap Road) crosses the first ridge on the north side of the Cumberland Valley. On maps it is called Blue Mountain, but locally it is called North Mountain. 

From Route 15N, pick up Route 74N in the town of Dillsburg.  From I-81N, pick up RT 74N in Carlisle at Exit 48.  From the PA Turnpike, turn right onto RT 11S at the turnpike exit and go to the first traffic light at Wolf's Bridge Rd. Turn right and follow Wolf's Bridge Rd. to RT 34N. Turn right for a short distance and turn left on PA Route 944W.  Follow it about 5 miles to intersection with RT 74, turn right onto RT 74N. 

Route 74N (Waggoner's Gap Road) begins at the mountain base. Be prepared for two 90 degree turns heading up the mountain. The Hawkwatch parking lot is on the north slope of the mountain, 200 yards beyond the microwave tower at the top of the ridge. Look for the sign on the right. 

Click here for PHOTOS from the November 2002 field trip
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