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Address: Duluth, MN
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Good on the right kind of day

We saw a lot and enjoyed it. Clear but windy is best to see birds of all kinds. The locals up there were very kind and identified the birds when we had trouble. Great view of... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
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Owatonna
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93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had heard this was a great place to see live birds up close so we drove up there. It was true, we seen so many birds up there up close. If you like hawks this is a must see.

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washington, dc
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126 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We saw a lot and enjoyed it. Clear but windy is best to see birds of all kinds. The locals up there were very kind and identified the birds when we had trouble. Great view of the city and lake too.

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Park Rapids, Minnesota
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288 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Having heard of Hawk's Ridge over the years, we were happy to get here on this visit, even though it was too early for Fall Migration. (We did spy a Great Horned Owl!) The view of Duluth is wonderful. Sad to see all the trees down from the summer storms.

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Thank OliverandLisa
minnesota
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My 6 and 10 year old have went here a few times since it is only about 2 miles from home. Great hike and climb. It is pretty comical to see people with a walking pole in each hand though. As if its not possible to walk without a pole in each hand! If a 6 and 10 year old... More 

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Thank scottsnew1
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016

There is an overlook that gives a great view of Duluth from Hawk Ridge! Interesting Info board about bird species that can be seen there.

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Andover
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We go up to Hawk Ridge every year to watch the raptors migrate. LOVE it. The people running the education are amazing. Fun to watch the people is as much as much fun as watching the birds!!

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Thank dladydi315
Cashton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This has been a favorite spot of mine for more than 40 years. In the mid 70's I helped at the banding station where hundreds of migrating raptors were banded. The view of Lake Superior is spectacular and if you are there in September and the conditions are right you could see over 30,000 birds of prey. This is a... More 

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Minnesota
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81 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We visited in late October, when the larger raptors are moving through. The bird count numbers are much higher earlier in the fall, but the species moving through at that time are the smaller raptors. There were several dozen visitors on hand, and 8-10 volunteers. Several volunteers were involved in the serious business of counting the birds, a couple were... More 

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Northern Minnesota
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

World-class birdwatching, especially during the long fall migration. Wonderfully supported by a very knowledgeable, helpful volunteer community staffed through the Hawk Ridge nonprofit -- free loaner binoculars, educational programs, on-site help. Also boasts a great network of hiking trails, some limited on pavement and miles of wilder unpaved, to keep you in awe of the jewel that is Lake Superior.... More 

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Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

Get up early--grab a cup of coffee--and a roll and head up there. The best sightings are in the morning. We try to make it up here at least once a year. The views are spectacular. almost as good as Palisade Head.

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