The Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor

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A unique pristine nature area on the Lake Michigan shore. Made up of a series of beach ridges and swales, the Sanctuary harbors a diversity of habitats which makes it the most biologically diverse area in Wisconsin. On the property are the historic Baileys Harbor Range Lights that used to guide ships into Baileys Harbor when it was the busiest harbor on Lake Michigan north of Milwaukee.
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  • We hiked the trails around the Ridges in Baileys and were awed by the magnificent beauty. We also went to a business that borders the Ridges for a taste of adrenaline. There is a large zipline busines...  more »
  • We were taking a drive on a rainy day near Bailey's a Harbor and noticed a sign that said "Rustic Road." So we followed the road and it led us to a hidden lighthouse called The Ridges. We walked along...  more »
  • the ridges is a great place for couples and families. it explains how the ridges were formed and talks about wildlife in the area. it also has crafts for the kids and many special events. the ridges a...  more »
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  • Go inside and give yourself a self guided tour, then go outside and walk some trails that takes you to some unique outdoor viewing areas. Well worth the visit.
  • A unique sanctuary made by dunes. I loved the winding trails and the different ecosystems that happened on each ridge.
  • A new boardwalk allows everyone the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty found at The Ridges. The nature center has educational resources for children and adults. The diversity in plant and animal life is seasonal and worth stopping several times through out the year. No dogs allowed in order to keep the preserve pristine. Bring bug spray and your camera.
  • Lovely and serene hikes through the forest await you here. Rare and wonderful plants surround the hiking paths while birds perch along the water. Take the time to learn about the lighthouses--fascinating. This is great place to take a cool hike on a hot day!
  • Beautiful landscape, boardwalk and story of the creation of the ridges.

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