Check out one of these three trips you can make on one tank of gas: Tired Hands brewing company in Ardmore and Hawk Mountain in Kempton.
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Address: 16 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003
Distance from Northampton Patch: About 30 miles
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Monday: closed.
Summary: Tired Hands Brewing Co. is a small local brewery in Ardmore. While it only opened in June, Tired Hands has already gained some recognition for its beers. “Hophands,” an American pale ale, was ranked No. 4 on a list of the Top 6 New Beers by the Philadelphia Inquirer at the 2012 "Brew-vitational," and is almost always on tap, along with Farm Hands, a four-grain saison. That's in addition to a rotating list of beers, many brewed with some creative ingredients—including one fermented with blueberries, another made with roses, raisins and rhubarb, and an upcoming brew, Oktüberfest, made with sweet potatoes. See what's on tap here.
Links: Tire Hands website
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Address: 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton
Distance from Northampton Patch: About 75 miles
Hours: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. September-November ( check website for other months)
Cost: Autumn Weekends (September-November) and National Holidays: $8 adults, seniors; $4 children 6-12
Summary: Hawk Mountain is a 2,600-acre wildlife sanctuary open year-round with eight miles of trails for hiking in any season. It's a great place 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 a a native plant garden.
Links: Hawk Mountain's website