Looking for a safe way to get outside and explore as a family? Look no further!
On Wednesday, July 22 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. join a Merry Lea educator in Goshen and discover the different signs of summer! Participate in various activities and explore what the plants and animals are doing this time of year!
Several modifications are in place to make this in-person program a safe place for exploring together. The cost is $5 per family. Please register on our website goshen.edu by July 21st.
On Wednesday, August 12 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. join Merry Lea’s resident naturalist, Jonathan Schramm, to discover the wonders of wetlands and a critter that calls this place home – dragonflies! Take a guided hike to see some of the wetlands around Merry Lea and explore what different dragonfly species are doing this time of year.
The cost is $10 per person. Registration is required on our website at goshen.edu/merrylea by August 11. Long pants, closed-toed shoes, bug spray, and sunscreen are recommended
Merry Lea cares about the safety of our guests and staff. We have implemented several protocols to protect everyone’s health during the program time. We ask all participants to join Merry Lea staff in following these required guidelines:
- Self-screen before arrival
- Wear face masks/coverings
- Maintain 6 feet of distance at all times
- Be assured that all materials will be sanitized before and after use by our staff
Outrunning Hunger 5k is a great hometown race that supports The Window of Goshen. The race starts in Shanklin Park and runs along the Millrace to The Goshen Dam. The course turns around in Shoup-Parsons Woods and heads back the same route to Shanklin.
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020.
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Shanklin Park
This race supports The Window. The Window is a faith based, non-profit that provides the basic needs of anyone with a limited income. This ministry feeds and clothes many of our neighbors in Goshen.
The 12th Annual Maple City Walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020. Participants have their choice between a marathon, half-marathon and 10K as they enjoy a beautiful walk along the Maple City Greenway and Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. All participants will check in and start their walk at the Clover Hills Building at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds. From there, they will follow the Maple City Greenway and Pumpkinvine Nature Trail until they reach their respective turnaround point. The marathon route guides walkers all the way to Middlebury and back. This family friendly event is open to all ages. Children under 15 receive free admission, but still must register for the event.