16 Top Attractions in Door County
The Ridges Sanctuary
The Ridges Sanctuary preserves ancient dune ridges that are home to dozens of rare and threatened wildflowers, including more than 25 species of native orchids. In fact, this 1,600-acre plot is believed to be the most biologically diverse area in Wisconsin, with more than 475 plant species. The Ridges, on the north side of Baileys Harbor, was formed in 1937, making it Wisconsin's oldest member-based nature preserve.
Wildflowers are the stars here, but even visitors with little knowledge of native flora will enjoy the five miles of trails and boardwalks, winding through hemlock woods and meadow down to the protected beach. Naturalist-led hikes help visitors appreciate all the treasures. (920) 839-2802; ridgessanctuary.org