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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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Great for bird watching

This is a great place to come watch all sorts of birds migrate south! There are experts around banding birds too, so at times you can see some beautiful birds up close.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to come watch all sorts of birds migrate south! There are experts around banding birds too, so at times you can see some beautiful birds up close.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The best time to be here is in the Fall when thousands of raptors are in migration.We were there in June and things were quiet,but the views are spectacular.Parking is limited and I would imagine it could get very cramped in the Fall. There are some interesting trails to follow through the surrounding woods but there no facilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you are a birder this is the place to be in to the fall. Hawks,Eagles by the thousands gather at Hawk Ridge befoe they continue south. You will be absolutely amazed

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Famous location in Duluth for bird watching. People arrive from all over to see the migrating birds. For birding enthusiasts, it's a great place to enjoy Mother Nature's feathered friends!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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Davis, California
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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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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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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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Address: Skyline Parkway, Main Overlook, Duluth, MN 55803-3006
Phone Number: 218 428 6209
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth

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