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Address: Skyline Parkway, Main Overlook, Duluth, MN 55803-3006
Phone Number: 218 428 6209
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You can see birds and walk on beautiful trails. Would recommend all seasons. What more could you ask for? Great Duluth views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2016
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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

You can see birds and walk on beautiful trails. Would recommend all seasons. What more could you ask for? Great Duluth views.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The view is outstanding at almost any time but during the hawk migration the experience is unforgettable. I was there during one of their peak migration days with over 50,000 hawks, eagles and other birds moving through and it was stunning. I got to release an immature red tail hawk that had been captured and banded and to hold a... More 

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96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in at Hawk Ridge on our way through Duluth at the height of the fall colors. The short detour to Hawk Ridge is worth the view alone, but there is so much more to see during the fall bird migration season. We were able to borrow high quality binoculars to watch the circling raptors. A staff member talked... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I have taken my family up to watch the naturalists band the birds, and got close-up looks at the process of identification, health check, and other data collection for the bird counts during migration. I took a van load of my clients from elder assisted living to visit, and they enjoyed the experience very much.

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Thank Burnell P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A must stop spot on a fall leaf seeing trip. The colors were absolutely magnificent and the view was even better.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

What a great trip this was. We drove from Minneapolis up to Duluth and the scenery was great. Just the right time of the year when the leaves were turning. We didn't know what to expect, but my wife has wanted for a few years to see the hawks. The view from the observatory was probably the best view you... More 

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Stain Paul
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The volunteer staff is organized and very knowledgeable. They were very kink to us newbies. They were very good at giving references as where to look for the hawks. They also could names the different kinds. We had forgotten our binoculars, but they had free binoculars for our use, which were as good or better quality as those we have... More 

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Midwest
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285 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We enjoyed Hawk Ridge so much we visited three days in a row. However, the winds have to be coming from the right direction in order to have the best views of migration. The staff and volunteers are eager to share information and point out the various types of birds and where to find them in the sky. The first... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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335 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Hawk Ridge offers an amazing vista of Lake Superior and the added attraction of dozens (hundreds depending on the day) of migratory birds during the months of August, September, October. Volunteers help spot and identify the birds and direct spectators where to look. Traffic can be heavy and you may have to walk a little distance.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Don’t miss this place when raptors are migrating. You will regret it if you don’t take your camera, scope, and/or binoculars. Keep in mind that the birds don't fly as much on rainy days. The view from the top is beautiful.

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