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Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center

2388 South 500 West

Merry Lea Mission Statement

Providing a natural sanctuary for northern Indiana's plants and animals

Providing environmental education for people of all ages

Providing a setting for re-creating opportunities that benefit the human body and spirit while not exploiting the land or excessively disturbing its ecosystems

About Us

Merry Lea is a nature sanctuary located near Wolf Lake, Indiana.  Most of the habitats found in northeastern Indiana are present in the 1,189 acres of Merry Lea. Unique geological features such as peat bogs, a marl pit, and glacial gravel formations are present. Observable management practices include wetland, prairie, and savanna restorations, as well as sustainable agriculture. A vigorous educational program interprets the significant biological and geological features. Management of the center is guided by a Christian theology of earthkeeping.


José Chiquito Galván

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
An amazing place to learn and hike. Merry Lea is a unique place with diverse landscapes ranging from wetlands to prairies to woods. They offer amazing programming for children in Kindergarten to students in a Master's program.

John Mischler

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
My wife and I have just arrived in the area to work at Merry Lea Jan 2017. We have loved all of the wonderfully kept-up trails and that this is open to the entrance fee! We love to park at either of the two maintained trailheads and stroll along the forests, meadows, and lakes. We regularly see hawks, turkeys, and deer...we can't wait to see this place in the summer! And there is a farm!

Brandie Sturgill

Monday, May 6, 2013
Love to call this home for my four children and myself

Rampage Nelson

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Great place to hike

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