The Ridges Sanctuary

The Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Ridges Sanctuary Reviews: 4.5/5

The Ridges Sanctuary
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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beth ann k
Halstead, KS1,315 contributions
Great place
Sep 2021 • Couples
We took a guided tour, as we've walked around on our own, many times. Our guide was great, as was the tour. We learned a lot and would do another tour.
Written October 10, 2021
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sl0tta
Des Plaines, IL487 contributions
Nice walk through the woods!
Aug 2021
We stopped here while staying in Algoma. It was a nice day and we drove up to the visitor's center. It's $5 to walk the trails. We walked out to the range light and the lake. It's a nice and relaxing way to spend some time in the fresh air and away from the commercial part of Door County.
Written August 17, 2021
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TravelingGirl65
Green Bay, WI98 contributions
Amazing Scenery
Aug 2021
Okay, I have camped in Door County for years and never visited here. Now that I have, I'll be hanging out there a bit more! I stumbled across a night hike they were offering and decided it sounded worth joining in. It was lead by Anna and a volunteer, Jane, was along as well. The sights, the sounds, the knowledge of these two along with a beautiful summer night weather was amazing! A rabbit wondered off the grass as we started our hike, some bats flew over during and we some some lightening bugs at the end. You get to see the lower range light, actually go inside the upper range light and also a view on the beach. The boardwalk trail we did at night was a very easy hike. It was so great, that I knew I had to come back in the morning so I could see it all in the day time. There are bunches of trails and even a family discovery trail. I'll be back a lot to enjoy each and every trail for the rest of this summer and plan more visit in the future.
Written August 16, 2021
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Royceann M
Overland Park, KS107 contributions
The Ridges Nature Tour
Aug 2021
Wonderful entertaining and informative 2-hour tour of ridges and swales. Learned about their creation and plant life.
Written August 4, 2021
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Meg
Madison, WI8 contributions
Wonderful experience!
Jul 2021
Beautiful well-maintained area. Very interesting and peaceful. We weaved through a few of the trails over the ridges and swales and viewed both the overlooks from the far trail (Winter Wren Trail). They offer a 2-hour tour with a naturalist weekdays at 10am. We briefly eavesdropped on the tour as we were walking by, and it seemed very informative if you want a more in depth explanation of everything.

The Upper Range Light lighthouse was recently restored and opened to the public in June 2021. It is wonderfully restored, staged with furniture and informative artifacts, and staffed with kind, passionate volunteers that enjoy telling facts and stories of the lighthouse's history and significance. This was the unexpected highlight of my Door County trip! I highly recommended it!
Written August 1, 2021
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482JamesS482
Madison, WI534 contributions
Pretty property. Skip Appel’s Bluff.
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very pretty property that is very well groomed and maintained. It’s peaceful and beautiful. Skip Appel’s Bluff. There’s no bluff and the the rock wall is more like a pile.
Written July 23, 2021
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Bill B
Charleston, SC31 contributions
Great place for a quiet walki
Jul 2021
Great place to explore early in the AM when the town is still quiet and not many people are out. A lot of wildlife to be seen if you are quiet and take your time. Unique series of dune ridges and swales.
Written July 14, 2021
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Kristin G
Bozeman, MT150 contributions
Couple walking in the woods
Jun 2021 • Friends
Very exciting that they had an electric vehicle charger (make a donation) for use so we could charge our car while we took a walk. It was a rainy day and the wood was fairly slick. They did have netting in parts to increase the coefficient of friction. If I had children that like to run and frolic I would have been a nervous mess. I would not suggest it during damp times for them. I only had to make sure I didn’t fall on my butt. I was wearing trail shoes and did pretty good. The walk took you through some interesting beach/forest mixes. You can meander and probably put together some decent mileage. We went on a Sunday so we did NOT get to visit the nature center.
Written June 29, 2021
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Mabelene P
Saint Charles, IL53 contributions
Spontaneous Stop
Jun 2021
Really great walk. We saw many different types of orchids, and unique flowers in bloom. The Range lights platform/walk is really unique and worth the stop.
Written June 21, 2021
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momof3094
Kenosha, WI34 contributions
Unique nature preserve
Jun 2021 • Family
This was a beautiful sanctuary of some of the more unique Door County habitats. There is a wood plank trail you can hike down to go see the twin lighthouses for the harbor as well as many endangered plants and habitats. The lighthouse keepers quarters offer an interesting history of the area and you are able to climb up to check out the tower light and upstairs bedrooms. Just a warning, the stairs are very steep. The visitor's center had a wonderful overview of how the Ridges were formed and the staff is friendly and very informative. Very enjoyable experience.
Written June 19, 2021
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