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Address: Skyline Parkway, Main Overlook, Duluth, MN 55803-3006
Phone Number: 218 428 6209
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Activities: Birdwatching

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This is on the Skyline drive

Take the scenic skyline drive to get there. The hikes are short and go along the cascading river. We saw no birds while we were there late in May, but so pretty, it didn't matter

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Lisa P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Take the scenic skyline drive to get there. The hikes are short and go along the cascading river. We saw no birds while we were there late in May, but so pretty, it didn't matter

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If your travels take you to Duluth, MN be sure to stop by and visit the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, especially during the fall months when they're actively banding raptors. Frank Nicoletti and his staff are experts on raptor identification and will be happy to answer your questions. This is a great spot to watch migrating Hawks, and a wonderful... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great place to view and see raptors, in mid to late September during the migration. Also great views of the eastern hillside of the city. Take in some of the great hikes and keep going along the Seven Bridges Road (the city closes these roads for half the year, so drive them while you can!)

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A friend of mine and I scheduled a 4-hour hiking tour with Day Tripper of Duluth to explore all the hiking trails, and rent binoculars to see the birds - SO worth it!

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Corcoran, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We accidentally found this road and took a ton of pics. Awesome views of the city and lake. Walking paths up and around Hawks Ridge. We didn't see any hawks but they had an event going on when we drove by. Lots of spectators.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wow! That's about all I can say about our families' adventure to Hawk Ridge. I had been up there years ago and remembered it being pretty and a good hiking spot, but this experience we had was so much more than I could have thought! The fall colors and perfect views of Lake Superior and the Northern MN views are... More 

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Newell, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stopped on a Sunday and they had netted, banded and released a shark-shinned hawk. Very informative people that take pride in what they are doing with the counting of the birds. They were having a talk on how they band the birds but could not stay for that.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We weren't sure what to expect but it was really fabulous! The views were amazing. The volunteers were happy to answer questions and had free binoculars you could borrow. The trails were fun as well. There are rocks to scramble over but it's not difficult hiking. We will definitely go back!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The view of the Lake (Superior) and fall colors made up for the lack of birds. The volunteer "guides" were just leaving the nicely situated viewing platform. There had been a number of birds, especially the named Hawk, during earlier hours. The thermal current conditions they come for were diminishing. Informative displays were available.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were traveling through Duluth and heard that the Hawk migration was in it's peak this week so we decided to stop. Most unbelievable experience. It was a gorgeous day with temps in the high 60's. The hawks were pretty steady during the morning hours but, tapered off in the afternoon. There were Broad-winged, Sharp-shinned, Peregrines and Kestrels. The highlight... More 

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