DULUTH'S GREAT VIEWS

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve
The Birdwatcher's Paradise.  Hawks migrate from as far away as the Arctic towards wintering areas as distant as South America.  During the fall, migrating hawks concentrate in impressive numbers at the western tip of Lake Superior.  Reluctant to cross a large body of water, birds funnel down the north shore of Lake Superior, riding thermals and updrafts created by the topography along the shore.
  The most common species seen at Hawk Ridge include Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Golden Eagle, American Kestrel, Merlin and Peregrine Falcon.   Occasional sightings of Gyrfalcon, Red-shouldered Hawk and Swainson's Hawk also occur.  This year's daily record of birds passing over the ridge was double the average.   A whooping 102,329 bird flew over Hawk's Ridge on September 15th! 

Skyline Drive
A scenic "must-see" in Duluth.  Sections of Skyline Parkway are used as by hikers, bikers, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers in the winter when the road is closed to auto traffic.  There is no better way to view Duluth's hillside, downtown and Lake Superior than from this bird's eye view. 
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Old North Shore Scenic Drive
Head up Hwy 61 and turn on to the Scenic Drive for gorgeous views of Lake Superior and all the natural wonder that makes up it's shoreline.  Bring a picnic basket and make a day out of the beautiful view. 


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