Day Trips: Fall Festival, Bark in the Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
Fall fun is in full swing with these day trips to a Malvern Festival and Bark in the Park, plus Hawk Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary
Malvern Fall Festival and Bark in the Park
Address: Burke Park, Malvern, Pa.
Distance from Newtown: About 37 miles
Hours: Sunday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Summary: Hosted by the Malvern Business and Professional Association, the Fall Festival and Bark in the Park is a day filled with vendors, music, food and children's activities. There will be 150 vendors and dogs are welcome. One section of the park will include pet-related vendors, including rescue services and shelters. A beer garden will be sponsored by The Flying Pig Saloon and The Chatterband will perform on the main stage from 1 to 4 p.m.
Link: Patch event listing
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Address: 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton
Distance from Newtown: About 76 miles
Hours: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. September-November (check website for other months)
Admission: Autumn Weekends (September-November): $8, adults, seniors; $4, children ages 6-12
Summary: Hawk Mountain is a 2,600-acre wildlife sanctuary open year round with eight miles of trails for superb hiking in any season. It's one of the best places in North America to view the annual autumn hawk migration and was recently named one of the top 10 places to watch raptors by Audubon magazine. Hawk Mountain's website offers daily updates of wildlife sightings. The sanctuary includes a visitors center and bookshop, as well as a native plant garden.