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 Autumn Hawk Watch Autumn Hawk Watch
August 15, 2017 - December 15, 2017
The Annual Autumn Hawk Watch begins August 15 at the Sanctuary's famed North Lookout and is conducted daily, weather permitting, through December 15. An official counter and interpreters are on hand to point out and identify birds. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn more about hawk migration and enjoy this spectacle of nature.
The Blue Mountains Bird Watching
  Autumn Splendor Fall Folliage Excursions
October 16-31, 2017
Spectacular autumn colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses while locally-produced autumn snacks and ciders available on board warm the soul. Our 1920s Deluxe Coach, Dining Car, First Class Parlor Car, and Open Car -The Secret Valley Explorer- provide the perfect hayride on the rails. Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.
Perkiomen Valley
 Halloween at the Angora Fruit Farm Halloween at the Angora Fruit Farm
October 21, 2017
6:15-9pm Experience the wonder of the night through the beautiful Angora Fruit Farm orchards, meeting nocturnal animals along the way. Guides will lead families along a pumpkin-lit path to meet “local” animals. Costumes optional. Hikes leave every 15 minutes. Families can also enjoy a hayride or treat by the campfire. $5 per person. Register by calling 484-509-2667 or jbrooks@countyofberks.com.
Greater Reading Kid Friendly Activities
  Behind the Scenes at Fairmount Water Works
October 26, 2017
4-6pm Take a behind-the-scenes look at one of Philadelphia’s first tourist destinations, and hear about this landmark that pioneered engineering, tourism, and environmental awareness in Philadelphia. This is a hard-hat tour, and may not be accessible for all visitors. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended.
  Halloween Hikes and Hayrides
October 27, 2017
6-10 pm Hike through a candlelit forest to meet friendly nocturnal animals! The animals will delight you with tales and treats in a beautiful evening forest. End the night with s’mores by the campfire. This popular annual Halloween festival offers hayrides, crafts, and food trucks for dinner. Tickets are sold at the door and are first come, first served. Last hike of the evening leaves at 9:15 pm. $8 members; $10 Non-members
  Halloween Hustle: 5K Zombie Run
October 28, 2017
8:30am The 2017 Halloween Hustle will feature a 5K zombie walk/run and a costume contest. Enjoy a beautiful scenic view of the Schuylkill River while running on the Bartram Trail. All 5K participants will be loaned a belt with detachable ribbons. Along the route, zombies will attempt to pull ribbons off belts. Race winners must finish with at least one ribbon. Register online at pretzelcitysports.com
Coal Country Running & JoggingKid Friendly Activities
 Trick or Treat at the Homestead Trick or Treat at the Homestead
October 28, 2017
10am-4pm On 10/28, children and their parents are invited to the Daniel Boone Homestead for a special Halloween celebration. Historic interpreters will be available throughout the site, giving out treats and information about Daniel Boone and life in the 18th century. Other activities include pumpkin painting, face painting, a miniature hay bale maze, and Colonial toys. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 5 to 15.
Oley Valley Kid Friendly Activities