The Ridges Sanctuary is a 1,600-acre (650 ha) nature preserve and land trust in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. It is listed as a National Natural Landmark, Important Bird Area and Wisconsin State Natural Area. It was founded in 1937 and was the first land trust in the state.Add The Ridges Sanctuary and other attractions to your Baileys Harbor trip itinerary using our Baileys Harbor online day trip planner.
The sanctuary is also home to the Baileys Harbor Range Lights, which were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
The Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center opened in 2015. The 7,400-square foot facility is LEED certified, and includes displays about the preserve's karst topography, wildflowers, plants, animals and the history of the site's founding.
The Ridges Sanctuary reviews
Really neat place for a short and easy hike through some beautiful ridges. Safe and easy. Very beautiful. You can really customize how long you want your hike to be because so many of the trails overlap one another. Bring some bug spray. There is an interesting nature center where you can learn about the formation of the ridges. They also have a small gift shop with nature related books, gifts and toys.
Start by checking out the nature center. You'll get a nice history of the area and the formation of the ridges. It has a beautiful and accessible boardwalk. The range lights are awesome and there is great natural diversity throughout the sanctuary. The beach is usually quiet and a nice peaceful place to hang out.
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