Scott's Mountain Hawk Watch was started by Greg Hanisek in 1973. Currently the watch is held daily from Sept. 1--November 30 at the Tower Parking Lot of Merrill Creek Reservoir in Warren County. At the reservoir, a pair of resident Bald Eagles, the view, and good facilities compliment the parade of migrating raptors. Scott's is a particularly good place to catch large Broad-Winged Hawk flights from mid to late September. Everyone is welcome.
To reach the Scott’s Mountain Hawk Watch: Take I-78 west to Exit 3, the last exit in New Jersey. Go 1.1 miles to the traffic light at Route 519 and turn right (north). Go 2.2 miles north on 519, crossing Route 57, and turn right onto Fox Farm Road, at the small sign for Merrill Creek Reservoir. Go 2.6 miles, bearing right at the fork after one mile, to the entrance to the parking lot, on the right.
For more information on Merrill Creek, go to http://www.merrillcreek.com