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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.


Gun Deer Season – Trails Closed Saturday, Nov. 17 – Sunday 25

For more information, click here.


Special Wreath Making Workshop – Saturday, December 1; 1:00 – 4:00 PM

There is a $20 fee, which includes materials for 1 wreath. Additional wreaths and swags are $10 each.
Call 920.839.2802 to reserve your clippers, frames & greens!

Ridges Workshop


Natural Christmas – Saturday, Dec. 8th, 3:00 – 6:00PM

You deserve to spend a few hours this holiday season surrounded by the natural beauty of The Ridges Sanctuary. Stroll down the softly lit Hidden Brook Boardwalk and join us in our beautifully decorated Kaye Cabin, while sipping on warm cider, eating delicious cookies and listening to holiday music. This program offers a wreath making workshop, holiday crafts, and even treats around an open fire. Guided hikes and tours of the Range Light are available throughout the event. Admission is FREE.

Ridges Cabins & Hidden Brook Boardwalk


Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, December 15th

The annual Christmas Bird Count, sponsored by the National Audubon Society, began in 1900 as a way of using all willing and able bodies as a means to get outside and count wintering birds. There is no need to be an expert birder to participate. For additional information on the Christmas Bird Count, contact Ridges’ Land Manager Matt Peter at 920-829-2802 or matt@ridgessanctuary.org.

Location: Throughout Door County


Between The Holidays – December 26 – 29

Family friendly activities will be set up at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center between 10am and 2pm. Make a day out of your visit with some crafting and learning at the Center and snowshoeing through the Sanctuary (weather permitting). All Between the Holidays programs are free. Donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, Dec. 26th: Get crafty and create unique pine cone creations.
Thursday, Dec. 27th: Help our winter bird friends by creating peanut butter bird feeders to display around your yard.
Friday, Dec. 28th: Use a wide variety of natural materials to create unique woodland crafts.
Saturday, Dec. 29th: Enjoy all the activities from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in a creative art collaborative.


Holiday Luminary Walk – December 26 – 29, 4:00 – 7:00PM

Walk the softly lit Hidden Brook Boardwalk and enjoy the peaceful evening surroundings. After a tranquil walk down the boardwalk, enjoy a campfire and tasty campfire goodies. Boardwalk, campfire and center will remain open until 7:00 pm. $5 Trail Fee for non-members, FREE for members.
Donations appreciated.

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