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The Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor

(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Here one can learn about the fluctuations in water levels of Lake Michigan that created the "washboard" ridges interspersed with swales, the latter being mini wetlands. Along some of the ridges are co...  more »
  • Wonderful facility highlighting the best of Door County's amazing natural beauty. The new nature center is truly a beautiful building.  more »
  • The new building was beautiful. We came for a raptor presentation which was very interesting. They have a room with some displays for children. I felt that room was underutilized. They have an interes...  more »
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  • Nice little walking trails with a special birding guy.