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The Ridges Sanctuary

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Programs and Events

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


Guided Spring Hikes – Daily at 10:00AM & 2:00PM

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


Discovery Bird Hikes – Saturdays: June 16, 23, 30 at 6:30 am

Join fellow birding enthusiasts for a morning excursion into the woods, fields and shoreline around Baileys Harbor. All members of our group collaborate to identify the birds we see. Both beginners and experienced birders welcome! Bring binoculars if desired. *There will be no bird hike on May 26th during the Festival of Nature. Check out more information of the Festival of Nature to participate in special bird hikes included in the festival.
Fee: Free – Members • $5 – Public
Location: Meet at the Ridges Cabins, 8288 Cty Q


Trails & Ales – Monthly Experience; Tuesdays; June 12, July 10 & August 14 at 1:00 PM

Stop by the Nature Center for a Naturalist-led Guided Hike. Hike will last roughly 1.5 to 2 hours and will travel about 1.5 miles. And then head over to the Door County Brewing Tap Room and Music Hall for a Brewery Tour!

Fee: $10 – Members • $13 – Public
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, then to the Door County Brewing Tap Room and Music Hall


Swales & Ales; Friday, June 15 – 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Explore the Ridges Sanctuary and learn what plants can be used to brew beer. We will walk the Sanctuary and sample some nature inspired brews along the way. After our hike, we will walk to Door County Brewing Tap Room and Music Hall to experience the local brews on tap!

Fee: $10 – Members • $13 – Public
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, then to the Door County Brewing Tap Room and Music Hall


Logan Creek Hike – Saturday, June 16th; 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Explore the beautiful landscape of this 170-acre parcel on Clark Lake with a Ridges naturalist. Owned and managed by The Ridges, the Logan Creek property is comprised of a variety  of habitats, including upland hardwood forest, lowland cedar hemlock forest and frontage along Clark Lake and Logan Creek.
Notes/Special Instructions: Meet at trailhead at 5724 Loritz Road. Dress for the weather. Wear good hiking boots or bring your own snow shoes.

Fee: $5 – Members • $8 – Public • Free – Under 18
Location: Meet at Trailhead at 5724 Loritz Road


Appel’s Bluff Hike – Saturday, July 7th – 2:00 pm

Join a Ridges naturalist for a hour and a half to two-hour hike exploring this varied landscape featuring ledges, a hardwood forest, and open fields. Moderate to easy hiking. Wear appropriate footwear

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

 

 

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