Merry Lea’s Enchanted Forest offers alternative to Halloween fright, Oct. 28 and 29

Event: 21st annual Enchanted Forest at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
Date and time: Oct. 28 and 29, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, Farmstead site
Cost: $2.50. Tickets are sold at the event in the barn.
For more information: Call (260) 799-5869

WOLF LAKE, Ind. – Children will have the opportunity to explore animal night life at the 21st annual Enchanted Forest at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College (near Wolf Lake, Ind.) on Oct. 28 and 29, from 7 to 9 p.m.

This environmentally friendly evening is an alternative to normal Halloween activities, and consists of a guided hike to meet and learn about nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. Children and their parents can ask the animals (costumed volunteers) any questions, like where they live or what they do. The night also includes family musical entertainment, hot chocolate and snacks

“This is one of the best ways of contact for families to experience nature at night,” said Luke Gascho, executive director of Merry Lea.

Merry Lea’s Farmstead is located outside of Wolf Lake, Ind., off U.S. 33, at the junction of State Road 109 and County Road 425 W.

Tickets for the event are $2.50 and can be purchased at the barn. If you have questions, call (260) 799-5869.

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