What makes the Turtle Trot unique is its location at a nature center. These grassy trails takes you past woodlands, wetlands and prairies. Come just for the run or stay for Merry Lea's annual NatureFest, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Be prepared for mud.
Small prizes for fastest male, female and child 13 and under. We even have a prize for the best nature sighting while running.
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. Fromthe Columbia City area, take SR 109 north to CR 425W, make a left turn (west on to 425W), and follow the above directions.