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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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  • 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 »
  • We stopped late one afternoon and decided to come back for a walk with a naturalist the next morning. Her knowledge base was varied and wide about the sanctuary and its inhabitants, and included info ...  more »
  • This is a two part lighthouse, lower and upper. Once used by boats to line up for the entrance to Bailey's Harbor it is now a nice piece of history with a nature area as well. Even though the light ho...  more »
  • Nice little walking trails with a special birding guy.