The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Hike the Ridges

Self-Guided & Naturalist Guided Hikes

Our campus is comprised of five distinct areas: Hidden Brook, The Sanctuary, the Family Discovery Trail (Closed during Winter), Appel’s Bluff (Guided Hikes Only) and Logan Creek. All areas with the exception of Logan Creek are located in Baileys Harbor, WI. Trails are easy to follow and well-marked.

Our naturalist-guided hikes are the best way to experience The Ridges. Approximately 2 hours in length, these relaxed walks highlight many of the features of the Sanctuary and are suitable for all ages. Learn about the history of the Ridges, the Baileys Harbor Range Lights (Summer Only), and of course the diverse flora of this unique natural area.

During winter, experience The Ridges on snowshoes! Trails are well-suited for snowshoeing, but are not groomed. These hikes with a Ridges naturalist cover the cultural and natural history of the ridges and swales and highlight the peace and beauty of the winter woods. If snow cover is insufficient, the hike will be done without snowshoes. Snowshoe rentals are available from the Cook-Albert Fuller Center for $5/pair.

Click here to see the upcoming schedule of guided hikes.

There is a $5.00 trail fee for all participants 18 and over. Children under 18 and Ridges members hike free. Guided Hikes are $5 for members, $8 for non-members, and 18 and under are free.

Group Tours

Please see the 2017 Ridges Group Tours flyer at the bottom of this page for more information.

Range Lighthouse Tours

During this 30 minute tour, learn about the Baileys Harbor Range Lights, built in 1869 to keep ships off the treacherous reefs and guide them safely into Baileys Harbor. Includes a tour of the lantern room.

– Closed for the Winter –

Fee: $5 per person (For all members, non-members, and those under 18)

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