SYRACUSE — Put on your walking shoes, grab a light jacket and the kids or a leash and the family pet and head out to the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s Levinson-LaBrosse Education and Wetland Center for the final day of the annual Falltastic Trail Walk. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.
Take a leisurely stroll on three trails and hear singing insects and birds, view chipmunks skittering across the trails, see the colors of fall and decorations along the trails. Just in case you’re not sure which way to go at a couple junctions, a friendly ghost is there pointing you in the right direction.
The trails are decorated for the season as well as educational information. Learn what nature and fall has to offer. Look for animal tracks of wildlife that live in the area, learn how the wetlands help lakes, about the autumnal equinox, about how deer, birds, insects get ready for winter, how a lake gets ready for winter, and just some fun facts. You can even learn about the conservancy and the wetland plants and fish that can be found on the property.
Just in case you’re not sure which way to go at a couple junctions, a friendly ghost can be found pointing you in the right direction.
Take a moment on Trail 1 to check out the Memorial Garden area and look out over the Conklin Bay wetlands. Also get a look at the new amphitheater at the end of the trail before heading on to Trail 2 or 3, or even heading up to Ruddell Pavilion for some light refreshments. Be sure to check out the bones on display.