Get Outside at The Ridges Sanctuary

Take a trip to The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor for a variety of outdoor experiences. 

Ridges naturalists lead guided hikes for all ages Tuesday – Friday, 10 am, which include seeing the Upper Range Light lantern room and historical cabins. 

Try a Solitude Swale guided hike Sept. 29, 1-3 pm; or a Rustic Trails guided hike Oct. 1, 1-3 pm – both part of The Ridges Trail Classic. Participate in all five hikes to receive a Ridges Trail Classic T-shirt. These hikes are appropriate for all ages. 

Advance registration at is required for the hikes described above, and they are limited to six participants. Meet at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. The cost is $5 per member, $8 for the public, and free for those younger than 18. 

On Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 7:30-9:30 pm, you can take a night hike on the boardwalk to learn about the creatures that become active after the sun goes down and check out how the range lights work as a navigational aid. Please do not take luminary devices. Advance registration at is required; there is a limit of six participants. Meet at Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center. The cost is $10 per member, $13 for the public and $5 for those younger than 18.

Join Tracy Hames, executive director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, on Sept. 26, 1-3 pm; or Sept. 27, 9-11 am, for Curious Citizen: Ramsar Wetlands of the Door Peninsula. Explore the beauty and diversity of the multiple areas designated as Wetlands of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands, and learn why their protection and care are vital. Meet at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center. The cost is $17 per member and $20 for the public. This excursion is not suitable for those 12 and younger.

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