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The Ridges Sanctuary

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Stumbled upon this treasure

So happy we stumbled upon this treasure. The boardwalk trails were so accommodating to all ages and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Denise D
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Worth the $5 donation

Small but well done visitor center and a beautiful boardwalk trail thru the forest leading to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William S
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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8166 State Highway 57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202-9301
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So happy we stumbled upon this treasure. The boardwalk trails were so accommodating to all ages and abilities. There were maps to guide us. The lighthouses were fun, but the best treat was the Albert Fuller Center. They had so much on display, a great...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but well done visitor center and a beautiful boardwalk trail thru the forest leading to the light houses still used in Baileys Harbor. Interesting geological area. Worth your time/energy/$5 (per family).

Thank William S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved hiking at the ridge, the trails were well maintained and natural surroundings were beautiful. We saw a blue heron...and had to come back to check that it was real because it was so still the first time we came through. I saw so...More

Thank 39Meghan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a tour of the TWO lighthouses - yep that's what they have is two of them. If you take the tour you will find out why. Very cool to check out the old items inside the house and to listen about the history.

1  Thank suekd2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is awesome anytime of the year. The nature center building is new, beautiful and informative. The trails are also diverse in beauty: ridges, wooded, beach, they are great. They have knowledgeable staff and a good nature gift shop.

Thank Shambeau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

inexpensive family activity, excellent volunteer staff, nice indoor displays, great boardwalk that really makes you feel you are in a remote natural setting but just minutes from highway, good variety of hiking trails of varying lengths; very few mosquitoes despite bad outbreak in most of...More

Thank charlesf834
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trails at The Ridges Sanctuary are wonderful! Easy enough for the whole family to do, but no dogs or bikes allowed. The beginning portion is nicely done and beautiful board walks. Nice and wide, clean, almost looks brand new. This is especially nice for...More

1  Thank TravelBuddy0406
Reviewed September 9, 2018

See what the lake shoreline looked like thousands of years in the past as the glacier melted. You start 10 thousand years ago and travel to about one thousand years ago. All of the Great Lakes were once under ice thousands of feet thick. The...More

1  Thank jlpszczola
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Everything about the Ridges is nice. We spent 1 hour inside with our 5-year-old. Building is only 4 years old so it is in great shape. During the summer, they go out and pick caterpillars off the milk weed and bring them inside. Caterpillars are...More

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Came here on a whim. What a nice surprise! This little gem has great walking paths. The volunteers at the front were also very friendly and knowledgeable about the history. Enjoyed our time here.

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Jen T
August 9, 2018|
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James L
August 23, 2016|
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Response from sidoswego | Reviewed this property |
Here is your answer to the Red Loop....You have to check in at the visitor's center in Bailey's Harbor first .. then get back into your car and drive north about a mile to Road Q .. I think you can only turn right but turn R... More