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The Ridges Sanctuary

The Ridges Sanctuary

8166 Hwy 57
P.O. Box 152
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

Educational, Outdoor Activities, Tours, Parks & Nature Preserves, Family Friendly, Open in Winter - Recreational Activities, Family Friendly, Guided Tours, Hiking, Nature Preserves, Open in Winter - Recreational Activities, Tours, Youth Camp


Founded in 1937, The Ridges Sanctuary is Wisconsin's first land trust, protecting the state's most biologically diverse ecosystem. Its ridge-swale complex provides a variety of environmental conditions from open beach to densely shaded conifer forest, home to 500 species of plants, 60 species of birds and 12 threatened or endangered species like the Hine's Emerald dragonfly. Each year, thousands hike trails where orchids thrive as they did when the paths were first cleared by founding members.


Peak Season open 7 days a week, 9:00-5:00

Winter Hours

Trails open dawn-to-dusk daily. Nature Center open Nov 1-Mar 15 M-Sa 10-4.

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Upcoming Events

Natural Christmas

December 9, 2023
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Holiday Luminaria Walks

December 23, 2023
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Holiday Luminaria Walks

December 24, 2023
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