Beat the Door County Winter Blahs on Saturday, Feb 6 with Fresh Hot Ridges Waffles!

Just imagine a plate of crisp, hot waffles, dripping with real Door County maple syrup, warm homemade cherry sauce topped with real dairy whipped cream – all for a good cause!

Yummy... hot waffles!

Yummy... hot waffles!

The Staff and volunteers of The Ridges Sanctuary invite you for the second annual “Great Waffle Breakfast” on Saturday, February 6 from 9 to 11 am at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall (by donation).

When you have eaten your fill you are invited to sit and visit with neighbors or refresh your skills at building Legos®, playing Scrabble® (all words must be nature oriented), or participate in a nature activity. All those who attend will receive a free Ridges’ Trail Pass to hike the trails and boardwalks enjoying the winter wonders of The Ridges Sanctuary.

The Ridges Sanctuary owes its existence to a group of visionaries who saw value in the extraordinary biodiversity of the Baileys Harbor “bog”. Emma Toft was one of the most vocal and persistent of those visionaries, and the Great Waffle Breakfast celebrates the 119th anniversary of her birthday . Thanks to the work of “Miss Emma,” the other founders, and all its members since 1937, today the Sanctuary preserves over 1600 acres in Baileys Harbor and near Clark Lake.

The Ridges Sanctuary, a non-profit nature preserve, is located just north of Baileys Harbor on County Highway Q. Trails are open to the public year round for a small fee (members may hike at no charge). Naturalist-led snowshoe hikes in the Sanctuary are scheduled on Fridays at 1 PM through February. For further information on any Ridges Sanctuary programs, call 920.839.2802, or visit the Ridges’ website,

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