(Wilmont, Ohio) – For two nights each October, the trails surrounding The Wilderness Center are filled with the laughter and excitement of families discovering the nocturnal creatures of the Enchanted Forest.
This year at the Enchanted Forest, Spider, Mole, Mouse, Turtle, Skunk, and Crayfish will invite families into their forest homes. As guests are escorted along our pumpkin-lit trails by volunteer ‘fireflies,’ these friendly animals will sing songs, tell jokes and share stories of how and where they make their homes in the nighttime woodlands. Following this 45-minute walk, families can return to the Interpretive Building for refreshments.
Children and adults are welcome to wear non-scary costumes. Before hitting the trails, visitors to this year’s Enchanted Forest can visit our coloring area, pose for photos with Luna Moth, and visit with Barnaby the box turtle. Be sure to stop into the Astronomy Education Building when you are coming or going to do some star-gazing through our telescopes or enjoy a planetarium show to add some extra fun and enrichment to your evening!
The Enchanted Forest comes alive on Friday, October 11 & Saturday, October 12. The price of the event is $6.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members. Children age 3 and under will be admitted for free. We will once again be offering a special early departure time slot for our youngest visitors on Saturday evening at 6:00. For both Friday and Saturday the remaining departure time choices will be 6:30; 7:00; 7:30 and 8:00. Advance registrations are encouraged to avoid long waits and can be made at wildernesscenter.org or by calling 330.359.5235.