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Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

#29 of 94 things to do in Duluth Features Animals
Skyline Parkway, Main Overlook, Duluth, MN 55803-3006
+1 218-428-6209
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Best place in Midwest to Hawk Watch

Scenic, easy access, beautiful, and in the epicenter of hawk migration in both spring and fall. A... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2017
Madison, WI
5 if you are a Birdwatcher.

You want to be here in the fall with all the colors on the trees and as the hawks make their way... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2017
Alexandria, Minnesota
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Skyline Parkway, Main Overlook, Duluth, MN 55803-3006
+1 218-428-6209
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

Scenic, easy access, beautiful, and in the epicenter of hawk migration in both spring and fall. A bird nerd / nature lover's paradise.

Thank Marge246
Reviewed January 19, 2017

You want to be here in the fall with all the colors on the trees and as the hawks make their way down from the North and avoid flying over Lake Superior. If you did not bring your binoulcars somebody will let you take a...More

Thank BouncySonnyMac
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Today was my first visit to Hawk Ridge. We found stunning views of Lake Superior and the city below. The area that you park to the platform viewing area where most of the visitors are waiting for birds is right off the side of the...More

Thank Jen P
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We were driving the skyline and enjoying the view when we happened upon all these people, so we stopped. We were immediately met by a lady involved in the bird watching. Very knowledgeable. They were watching hawks and were very excited about it. I see...More

Thank bdm52
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a fabulous stop for and person, avid or beginner, who loves birds. Netting and banding good big on and an excellent naturalist on duty to inform.

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Loved that they had a bird-guide there to tell us what we seeing. It was sunny, we saw ravens and raptors. The lake was there, you could hike. Next time I'll take a chair and a picnic and stay the day. Free parking. Bring binos.

Thank Danno144
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Birding for Raptors is easy and fulfilling at Hawk Ridge. The knowledgeable and friendly naturalists work effortlessly and continuously to facilitate a fulfilling Fall Migration for visitors.

1  Thank LARRYHalesCorners
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Here for work and stayed for the weekend, found that Hawk Ridge was having an event-filled weekend with guided bird-watching hikes, naturalists, banding, and more. Very friendly and helpful volunteers available to talk with.

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

There is viewing platform with interpreters on the skyline parkway in Duluth which is a pleasant stop on this lovely drive. The interpreters are very friendly and helpful and can tell you about the birds and help you spot them.

Thank F3398RCsharons
Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is a great place to bird watch. It is beautiful and the view of the city below is amazing. The surrounding landscape is also very nice.

Thank Donna L
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