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Old Sunday 13th July 2014, 13:48   #1
KEVIN BROWN
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Road Trip from New York

At the end of August I am thinking of picking up my daughter from Summer Camp near Catskill, then spending about a week on a road trip before returning to New York to fly home. Any information on good areas to visit for wildlife and a good motels to stay would be much appreciated. I have no set route leaving me open to any ideas.

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Old Sunday 13th July 2014, 14:18   #2
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The Hawk migration will have started by then. Here is one suggestion.

You could run down to Cape May, NJ. Cape May motels might be filled but there should be some motels in the surrounding Cape May county area up to Wildwood and Stone Harbor that you could use. You could swing back up through NJ to the Reading area of Southeastern PA and visit Hawk Mountain Sanctuary there, watch the early migrants and do some day hiking on their trails. There are Motels 10 miles away at Route 22 outside Hamburg, PA at the big Cabelas Outdoor Store which you could also visit and look at binoculars. Then you could take Route 22 east back to NYC for your flight home.

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandf...s/capemay.html

http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Bob

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Old Sunday 13th July 2014, 19:18   #3
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Boston whale watch.
Benezette, Pa. elk herd.
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/edwin_b_forsythe/
Bronx zoo.
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Old Monday 14th July 2014, 00:14   #4
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Whale watching looks good, I have seen most of the raptors sighted Hawk Mountain, and possibly want to see more general wildlife especially mammals and reptiles, though birds are of an interest, I trying to make in too intense on birding as my daughter may not appreciate that. Thank you, and more suggestions are very welcome, please.
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