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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  • August 11, 2017
    Nice trails and many flowers, birds, and even saw a snake. The boardwalk trails are new and all trails are nicely kept.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Five adults from my family hiked each trail. All were clearly marked and the walk was easy. Interestingly enough, it was hard to detect the ridges unless you were looking for them. The nature center e...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    We arrived just after the Nature center closed so I cannot comment on it but the building itself is beautiful. The trails are either boardwalk (closer to the building) or pine chips and soft dirt and ...  more »
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  • May 23, 2017
    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!
  • June 16, 2017
    Beautiful visitor center! The Ridges are such a wonderful natural place to visit.
  • June 29, 2017
    Beautiful setting and unique landscape. Highly recommended.
  • June 16, 2017
    Nice trails for hiking. A $5 fee per person is requested for hiking.
  • March 4, 2017
    The new visitor center and elevated walkways are great! Hiking in the spring and early summer, you will see all kinds of beautiful ,and often rare, local flora!

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