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.


10:00AM Daily Guided Hikes

2:00PM Guided Hikes, Mon- Fri, begin June 10!

Join a Ridges’ naturalist for an exploration out on the trails. Learn about the cultural and natural history of one of the most biologically diverse properties in the Midwest! Depending on the week, experience the variations of wildflowers, insects and birds the Sanctuary has to offer. Hikes are appropriate for all ages. Wear appropriate hiking attire.

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


Logan Creek Guided Hike – Saturdays, June 15 & July 17, 2 PM

Explore the beautiful landscape of this 170-acre parcel on Clark Lake with a Ridges Naturalist. Home of a variety of habitats, including upland hardwood forest, lowland cedar hemlock forest and frontage along Clark Lake and Logan Creek. It’s a great opportunity to see beautiful spring wildflowers as one hikes through the woods. Moderate to easy hike. Bring binoculars if desired.

Fee: $5 – Members • $8 – Public • FREE – Kids
Location: Meet at Logan Creek trailhead, 5724 Loritz Road.


Appel’s Bluff Guided Hikes – Saturdays, June 1 & July 6, 2 PM

Join a naturalist to explore this varied landscape featuring ledges, a hardwood forest, and open fields. Moderate to easy hiking. Wear appropriate footwear.
Fee: $5 – Members • $8 – Public • FREE – Kids
Location: Meet at Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, then to
trail head.


Nature Play Day – Saturday, June 8th; 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

It is important for children and families to explore and interact with the natural world. Sometimes we just need a little nudge to get outside and get our hands dirty. Let us do the hard work creating a child’s natural playground and join us for a day full of nature activities to kick off the summer in our Front Yard and Family Discovery Trail.

Fee: $5 Trail/Family Discovery Trail fees apply


Discovery Bird Hikes – Saturdays, June & July, 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.

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


Trails and Ales – June 12, July 10 & August 14, 1:00 PM

Stop by the Nature Center for a naturalist-led guided hike then head over to the Door County Brewing Tap Room and Music Hall for a tasty beverage! Adults only.

Fee: $10 – Members • $13 – Public
Location: Ridges Cabins, 8288 Cty. Q, Baileys Harbor

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