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.


Festival of Nature Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 17th annual Festival of Nature is now open! This event is held Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26 and features more than 60 programs, including birding, biking, hiking and paddling experiences. Explore Door County and celebrate its precious species, rare habitats, and natural beauty. Click here for more information.


10:00AM Daily Guided Hikes Begin May 1st!


Appel’s Bluff Guided Hike – Sat, May 4; 2 PM

Join a naturalist to explore this landscape featuring rock ledges, a hardwood forest, and open fields. Moderate to easy hike. Bring binoculars if desired.

Fee: $5 – Members • $8 – Public • FREE – Kids
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center


Discovery Bird Hikes – Saturday’s May 4, 11 & 18; 7:00 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 25th during the Festival of Nature. Check out more information of the Festival of Nature to participate in special bird hikes.

Fee: FREE – Members • $5 – Public
Location: Ridges Cabins, 8288 Cty. Q, Baileys Harbor


Earth Day Volunteer Clean Up – Sat, May 4; 9:00 AM – 12 PM

This year we will be sprucing up around the Center and Range Lights, spreading mulch, and cleaning up some of our extended properties. Come prepared to get dirty and bring those neglected garden/work gloves. Extra wheelbarrows are welcome, too!

Lunch will be provided for anyone that helps out! Please call us at 920-839-2802 to RSVP.

Location: The Ridges Cabins, 8288 County Q


Who Croaks There? – Sat, May 4; 7:00 – 8:30 PM

For frogs, spring means mating season, and males use their unique (and very loud) voices to attract a mate. Join us as we listen for the quacks, trills, peeps, and snores of the frog species that live here in Door County. After a short presentation to learn about the frogs and their sounds, we’ll take a hike to listen for the frogs. Suitable for ages 5 & up.

Fee: $10 – Members • $13 – Public • FREE – Kids
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center

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