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“Much to do and see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Skyline Parkway, Main Overlook, Duluth, MN 55803-3006
218 428 6209
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Ranked #13 of 39 Attractions in Duluth
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Much to do and see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We came to Hawk Ridge at the perfect time. There were bird banding demonstrations were abel to see several hawks released back into their actual habitat. There were many experts there available to answer questions. September is the best time to visit the Observatory.

Visited September 2013
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Lake Forest, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“You can see forever from here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We came from California to experience Hawk Ridge and the timing was right. On the day we arrived, over 7,200 Broadwing Hawks were counted. A few flew close by, most were out over the lake. Bald Eagles were much closer, over land and the tree tops. A quick relaxing 2 hours were spent here. White Throated Sparrows were a new bird for us as were Field Sparrows. Will have to return one year, later in the migration. Wonderful work is being done here!

Visited September 2013
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Beautiful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Enjoyed stopping and visited with bird counters and beatiful overlook of L. Superior. Well worth the effort to go there

Visited September 2012
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Duluth, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is really such a nice view of the beautiful Lake Superior and the eastern part of the city. Not many birds to see at this time of the year but it's always a great view.

Visited November 2012
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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“Hidden Gem in Duluth, MN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Hawk's Ridge offers fantastic views! Not only can you see hawks in migration in the fall but the view from the 'old shoreline' of Lake Superior is breathtaking! If you continue along Hawk's Ridge along skyline drive you'll find Seven Bridges Road. If you continue along you will cross seven stone/cobblestone arch bridges crossing the Lester River. This road closes seasonally to cars as it becauses a cross country trail in the winter. Very beautiful from Memorial Day to Nov 1. There was some flood damage in the spring floods of 2012 so not all of the road was accessible by car but you could walk/hike the entire route.

Visited October 2012
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