Weekly Snowshoe Hikes Offered at Ridges Sanctuary

Photo courtesy of the Door County Visitors Bureau.

Snowshoeing is a great way to explore Door County in winter, and burn off some of those extra holiday calories. Starting on January 8, The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor will sponsor weekly, guided Snowshoe Hikes. Each Friday in January and February, except for New Year’s Day, hikers can join Naturalist Karen Newbern to explore the Sanctuary trails and learn about winter ecology and wildlife.

Snowshoe hikes begin at 1 pm at the Ridges’ Marshall Cabin (8288 Hwy Q, Baileys Harbor). The hikes last about 90 minutes, and are geared toward beginning to intermediate snowshoers. Some loaner snowshoes are available; call ahead to reserve a pair. If there is insufficient snow, we will hike without snowshoes. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person for these hikes.

The Ridges Sanctuary is Wisconsin’s oldest nonprofit nature preserve, established in 1937. Trails at the Sanctuary are open to the public year-round for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. A small trail fee is charged. The Sanctuary is located just north of Baileys Harbor, on County Road Q (a quarter mile east of Highway 57).

For more information on any of The Ridges’ programs, call 920.839.2802, or visit