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The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Programs and Events

For a calendar look of all upcoming programs, visit our events calendar by clicking here.


Guided Hikes – Daily at 10:00AM

Join a Ridges naturalist for a relaxing 2 hour walk on the trails. Learn about the history of The Ridges and about the wildflowers, insects and other features of one of the most biologically
diverse properties in the midwest. Includes access to the Upper Range Light lantern room. Appropriate for all ages.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Fee: $5 – Members • $8 – Public • Free – Under 18
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center


Solitude Swale Guided Hike – Mondays in Oct. – 2:00PM

Explore the tranquil regions of our Sanctuary Trails with a Ridges Naturalist. Hike will travel along easy terrain; distance with a destination. Bring binoculars if desired.

Fee:  • $5 – Members  • $8 – Public  • Free – Under 18
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center


Rustic Trails Guided Hike – Wednesdays in Oct. – 2:00PM

Meet us out at the Ridges Cabins for a rustic experience. We will head out from the cabins to explore the far reaches of the sanctuary trails. Visit some of the lightly traveled areas that many of our protected species call home. Use the opportunity to dive deep into the ridges and swales of the Sanctuary.

Fee:  • $5 – Members  • $8 – Public  • Free – Under 18

Location: Ridges Cabins off of County Q


Conservation Champions – Pollinators – Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 AM – 2 PM

Pollinators are integral to everyday life, especially bees! Join us for a presentation from Marge Trocki, Master Beekeeper, as she discusses her interactions with her honey bee pollinators.

Fee: FREE

Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center


Conservation Champions – Raptor Meet & Greet – Saturday, Oct. 20th 1 – 3 PM

Get up close and personal with some of Door County’s resident raptors. Representatives from Open Door Bird Sanctuary will be on hand with birds for you to observe. Drop in and learn a little bit about what separates raptors from other birds and owls from other raptors.

Fee: Free

Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center


Fall Logan Creek Guided Hike – Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2:00PM

Explore the beautiful landscape of this 170-acre parcel on Clark Lake featuring upland hardwood forest, lowland cedar-hemlock forest and frontage along Clark Lake and Logan Creek. Moderate to easy hiking. Wear appropriate footwear and bring binoculars if desired.

Fee: $5 – Members • $8 – Public • Free – Under 18

Location: Meet at Trailhead at 5724 Loritz Road

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