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Green Mountain Falconry School

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3567 Main Street Route 7A, The Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-379-2043
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Excellent personalized experience

What an awesome experience to learn about and hold birds of prey. The entirely custom experience... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
863jenifer
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Shaftsbury, Vermont
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Bucket list activity in a beautiful setting

We had Rob all to ourselves for almost 2 hours learning falconry. We worked with two Harris hawks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joan V
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Green Mountain Falconry School allows visitors an insight into raptor conservation, the falconers' world, and the birds that occupy it. Master falconer Rob Waite has been practicing falcony for 30 years. GMFS offers introductory handling lessons and Hawk walk programs. Experience the exhilaration of handling and flying a trained Harris Hawk in the beautiful setting of Vermont's Green Mountains!
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“hawk walk” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3567 Main Street Route 7A, The Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester, VT 05254
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome experience to learn about and hold birds of prey. The entirely custom experience felt designed just for my husband and I. I definitely recommend the walk in the woods! I had never walked a bird like a pet before! This is the...More

Thank 863jenifer
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! "..the coolest and most authentic experience I've ever had with wildlife." hits so many of the right notes with me! I'm also thrilled that you appreciated the "custom experience" - we opted to guarantee all our bookings are private a few years ago...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had Rob all to ourselves for almost 2 hours learning falconry. We worked with two Harris hawks that were amazing. He also had a Peregrine and Golden Eagle! Rob answered all our questions and clearly adores the birds and the sport. The hawk walk...More

Thank Joan V
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review, Joan. I think most guests leave adoring the birds as much as I do! The Hawk Walks are just an amazing way to get to see the hawks do what they do - I see it every...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated 7th anniversary with the Green Mountain Falconry School during the fall. What a great way to enjoy nature during such a beautiful time of year. We highly recommend the lesson and hawk walk. There is just nothing like a walk...More

Thank rkspencer
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming and for choosing to plan your whole weekend around your visit. The Boorn Brook Farm trails look great anytime, but another guest recently described them in their fall splendor as "paradise"! Hope to see you back for your 8th. anniversary. Best...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Boorn Brook Farm's beautiful barn accommodation and the Green Mountain Falconry School, together created the perfect Vermont experience. Rob's wonderfully informative Hawk Walk was our first experience of these extraordinary birds of prey and the experience was breathtaking. Walking with the hawks in their natural...More

Thank peterarday
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

We're so pleased you could experience the "whole package", Peter! It is like our piece of paradise here - we often have guests comment on how perfect and tranquil Boorn Brook Farm is. The hawks during the day and then the stunning sunsets and night...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our Green Mountain Falconry School hawk lesson and walk. Rob and Diane are so passionate about every aspect of working with these magnificent birds. I have had this on my list for several years, and brought...More

Thank HelenAnn10
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you, Helen. You were all an absolute delight to take out - we thoroughly enjoyed sharing the hawks with you and apologize for raising the bar for other hikes! But do keep an eye out for wild hawks on your walks.... Hope you can...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

WOW! I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed my visit to the Green Mountain Falconry School while I was in Manchester; in a 45-minute lesson with Rob, I learned a tremendous amount about the age-old sport of falconry, about how it's practiced today, and,...More

Thank andrew p
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for coming and for reviewing your visit, Andrew! Your feedback really is appreciated, as is your taking the time to let others know. I hope you had a peaceful, enjoyable stay in Manchester and have the chance to revisit in the future! Best wishes....More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

This was a truly thrilling experience and such a joy to interact with a beautiful Harris Hawk! Rob is so knowledgeable and skilled and it was a privilege to learn from him. I am still on cloud 9 from this amazing afternoon. I learned so...More

Thank Tara C
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thanks for such a great review, Tara.....I could tell you really loved it! Hope Paul got a few great shots to remind you of your experience and to see you back for the Hawk Walk soon! All best, Rob

Reviewed 3 July 2017

What a wonderful experience! My wife and i opted for both the falconry lesson as well as the walking "hunt". I cant say enough good things about the whole experience. Rob is the owner/guide and was a combination of encyclopedic knowledge and boyish enthusiasm. Rob...More

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Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you so much for this really kind review, Eric! In particular, I'm pleased that you drew attention to how the whole experience is definitely not scary. Understandably, guests are anxious that the hawks may be aggressive. But within seconds of getting a hawk on...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip! We learned so much about the birds, enjoyed the hawk walk, and really felt at ease right upon arrival. If you're in the area, don't deprive yourself of this truly amazing experience.

Thank Kate M
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thanks so much, Kate....It's so great to hear that you learned a lot and I'm thrilled that it was the highlight of your trip. It was such fun to meet you and introduce you to the collection. Thank you again! Rob

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I went it the Green Mountain Falconry school with a group of 11 on a corporate outing. It was very fun interesting and informative. They have a falcon, an eagle, and several hawks. The hawks are the working birds.

Thank Keith C
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thanks so much for your review, Keith. So pleased you enjoyed it and found it fun and informative. We had great fun meeting you and your colleagues that day....hope you will return for a Hawk Walk in the future! - Rob

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William O
8 June 2017|
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Response from Rob W | Property representative |
Hi William - prices vary throughout the season and depending how many are in your party, so please e-mail us for full details. All bookings are guaranteed private! We always suggest reserving a space well in advance... More
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Kate M
3 June 2017|
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Response from Rob W | Property representative |
Hi Kate, For the lesson, you will both handle, but we use one hawk and have you take it turns. This allows ample opportunity to get some great photos without juggling a hawk! When we do the Hawk Walk, we take two... More
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jrando3052
11 November 2016|
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Response from Rob W | Property representative |
I'm sorry, we have now closed for the season. We reopen May 1st., so I hope you will be able to make a return visit and include a lesson at Green Mountain Falconry School. Thanks for your interest and sorry not to meet you... More
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