Directions and Maps

Merry Lea is located about half way between Goshen and Fort Wayne. (Plan on 45 minutes driving time from either location.) Check below for directions to specific Merry Lea facilities.

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Learning Center- Offices, Program Center, South Trail Head, Rieth Cottage, Parking

From Goshen or Fort Wayne:
Take US 33 from either direction to Wolf Lake. On the south edge of Wolf Lake take S.R.109 south about 1.5 mi to 350S. Turn right (west) on 350S again for 1.5 mi to 500W. Turn right (north) on 500W and travel 0.5 mi to the south gate which leads to the Learning CenterFrom the Columbia City area, take SR 109 north to CR 350S, make a left turn (west on to 350S), and follow the above directions.

Farmstead - Barn, Program Center, Picnic Pavilion, East Trail Head, Parking

From Goshen or Fort Wayne:
Take US 33 from either direction to Wolf Lake. On the south edge of Wolf Lake take S.R.109 south about one mi to 425W. Turn right (west) on 425W for one tenth of a mile. Turn right into the Merry Lea Farmstead entrance.  From the Columbia City area, take SR 109 north to CR 425W, make a left turn (west on to 425W), and follow the above directions.

Rieth Village - Ecological Field Station, Student Housing, Offices, Classrooms, Parking

From Goshen or Fort Wayne:
Take US 33 from either direction to Wolf Lake. On the south edge of Wolf Lake take S.R.109 south about one mi to 200S. Turn right (west) on 200S for one tenth of a mile. Turn left into the Rieth Village entrance.  From the Columbia City area, take SR 109 north to CR 425W, make a left turn (west on to 200S). Take 200S for one tenth of a mile and turn left into the Rieth Village entrance.

Glacial Retreat Center - The Goodrich House, Michael Yoder Dome, Program Center, Picnic Pavilion

From Goshen or Fort Wayne:
Take US 33 from either direction to Wolf Lake. On the south edge of Wolf Lake take S.R.109 south about 1.5 mi to 350S. Turn right (west) on 350S for 3 mi to 650W. Turn right (north) on 650W and travel 2 mi. The Glacial Retreat Center entrance is on the right.  From the Columbia City area, take SR 109 north to CR 350S, make a left turn (west on to 350S), and follow the above directions.