Tales & Trails

Hear a tale and hike a trail with your preschooler to discover the natural
wonders around you together! Children and their caregiver(s) gather for a short story that incites curiosity before exploring different places around Merry Lea. This is a 1.5-hour monthly program designed for children ages 3-5, with younger siblings welcome to join, led by a Merry Lea educator.

This program is free and registration is not required.

Please dress to be outside for the program time.  


Program Location: Various sites at Merry Lea | See below for specific locations

Program Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. each month

2021 Program Dates: Typically the last Tuesday of each month

  • February 23 – Learning Center (2388 S 500 W, Albion, IN 46701)
  • March 30 – Learning Center
  • April 27 – Merry Lea Sustainable Farm (4415 W 200 S, Albion, IN 46701)
  • May 25 – Glacial Retreat Center (1799 S 650 W, Kimmell, IN 46760)
  • June 29 – Learning Center
  • July 27 – Learning Center
  • August 31 – Luckey’s Landing (2300 S Stone St, Albion, IN 46701)
    • Dress to get wet and bring a change of clothes!
  • September 28 – Merry Lea Sustainable Farm
  • October 26 – Glacial Retreat Center
  • November 30 – Learning Center
  • December 21 – Learning Center

Safety Guidelines

Merry Lea cares about the safety of our guests and staff. To protect our youngest learners, we ask all participants to join Merry Lea staff in following these policies:

  • All participants including children ages 3 and older are required to wear face masks for the duration of the program
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance whenever possible
  • Self-screen before arrival and continue rigorous handwashing

Please note these policies are subject to change at any time.


This program is free and no registration is required! Please call 260-799-5869 or email Kaitlyn Sproles with any questions.