Natural Christmas – December 10
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 marshmallows and chestnuts around the open fire. Guided hikes and tours of the Range Light are available throughout the event.
Guided Logan Creek Hike – December 18
Explore the beautiful winter 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. We’ll hike snow or no snow. Bring your own snowshoes (If needed), binoculars if desired. View our upcoming hike schedule HERE.
Between the Holidays – December 26th – 30th
Join us between the holidays for some family friendly activities. Activities will be set up at the Cook-Albert Fuller Center between 10 am and 4 pm. Snow shoes will be available for rent. All programs are free to the community.
Monday, Dec. 26th: Create natural decorations such as pine cone ornaments or bunting made with cedar etchings.
Tuesday, Dec. 27th: Help our winter bird friends by creating peanut butter bird feeders to display around your yard.
Wednesday, Dec. 28th: Get crafty and create unique woodland mobiles and stick animals.
Thursday, Dec. 29th: Learn how to make homemade paper. Bring in your old holiday cards and recycle them into a unique piece of paper.
Friday, Dec. 30th: Come learn more about animal tracks and make your own track casting.
Guided Sanctuary Snowshoe Hikes
The best way to see The Ridges is to join one of our naturalists on a two-hour guided hike. Sanctuary hikes will begin Friday January 6th, 2017. View our upcoming hike schedule HERE.