||The Seafood Buffet at Grand Casino Hinckley features snow crab and is very popular. Open from 4 to 9 p.m., we recommend getting there before 6:00 to avoid a long wait. For more information, check their Buffet web site or call 800-472-6321.
|mid-August -November with the Peak in mid-September
||Enjoy a Bird Watching Day Trip to Hawk Ridge – Duluth.
Hawks begin migrating past Duluth’s Hawk Ridge in mid-August and continue through November. The “Big Days”, when tens of thousands of Broad-winged Hawks fly over, generally occur from September 10-25. Of course, raptors fly over every day during the fall, except when it’s raining!
Hawkwatching, unlike most other wildlife activities, is best during the middle of the day. Generally, the raptors don’t start flying until 8 a.m. and they taper off after 4 p.m. So plan your trip during the middle of the day: between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Weather plays a huge factor in the quality of the flight. Winds from the west or northwest are best for bringing us big numbers of birds. If you come up on a day with south or east winds, expect the flight to be slower.
Binoculars are a must! At times the hawks are so far away, or are soaring so high that they are impossible to see with the naked eye. The overlook staff has binoculars to loan.
For more information check the Hawk Ridge web site.