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 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 »
  • Our guide, Sheryl, was very informative about the history of the Ridges from the past and into the future. After hearing her talk you will understand why it is important to protect this area for gener...  more »
  • great trails and brand new nature center worth your stop if you like hiking. also available are hikes led by a naturalist.  more »
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  • 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 visitor center! The Ridges are such a wonderful natural place to visit.
  • Beautiful setting and unique landscape. Highly recommended.
  • Nice trails for hiking. A $5 fee per person is requested for hiking.
  • 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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