We stopped at Hawk Ridge in addition to hiking up Wolf Rock and around Gooseberry Falls. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of bird watchers, fellow nature admirers and hikers in the area. Hawk Ridge includes a large display explaining the migration of various types of birds and the most opportune months of the year to see each kind. A group of seemingly experienced watchers set up with tripods and binoculars were grouped on an elevated platform, perfect for bird watching and a large trailer was equipped with information and various items for sale. There were also a handful of individuals who were educating others on hawks and larger birds of prey. After spending about 20 minutes admiring the view and looking around (a short time, I know!) - we spotted an adorable (but large!) white-chested owl perched high atop a lone tree. While we didn't see any hawks at Hawk Ridge, it was a fun experience - we'll definitely visit again!
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