Ridges Sanctuary

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
View Website Favorite (5) 8166 State Highway 57 - Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
Information: 920-839-2802

Nature Center hours are 9am-5pm every day, year-round. Peak Season is 9am-6pm

The Ridges Sanctuary is recognized as one of the most diverse natural areas in Wisconsin. Five miles of hiking trails wind through over 1400 acres of boreal forest and provide access to the unique ridge and swale complex formed by the steady rise and fall of the waters of Lake Michigan. Some 25 native orchids and a dozen other rare plants grow here, and the area provides habitat for the federally-endangered Hines Emerald dragonfly. Two range lights on the property. Trails are open year around for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Education programs for all ages – check website for calendar of upcoming events. A $5 trail fee for adults, no charge for children under 18.

Nearby Places

Door Shakespeare 2017 Summer Season 6/28/2017 - 8/19/2017 Baileys Harbor - 2.06 miles away
Birch Creek Concert Series - 6/22/2017 - 7/01/2017 Egg Harbor - 5 miles away
Collection Invitational 7/21/2017 - 8/27/2017 Ephraim - 6.83 miles away
Community Mosaic Project 7/21/2017 - 8/27/2017 Ephraim - 6.83 miles away
Historic Walking & Tram Tours 6/20/2017 - 10/14/2017 Ephraim - 6.92 miles away
Fish Creek Walking Tours 5/21/2017 - 10/31/2017 Fish Creek - 7.25 miles away
Four shows performed in repertory - summer 6/14/2017 - 8/26/2017 Fish Creek - 7.75 miles away
Sister Bay Concerts and Movies in the Park 6/14/2017 - 8/23/2017 Sister Bay - 8.4 miles away

Travel Green Wisconsin Certified


Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

To be certified through Travel Green Wisconsin, all participants must achieve at least 30 points on the Travel Green Wisconsin Checklist. The more points a business attains, the greener they are in their operations.

Green Innovations

  • Participates in Clean Boats, Clean Waters program
  • Coordinates with local agri-tourism organizations to offer tours and site visits
  • An integrated pest management system is used to reduce or eliminate the need for toxic insecticiedes and pesticiedes