Mark your calendars! The 2021 Enchanted Forest is on September 25th!

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Plan Your Visit

Meet a salamander, explore the forest, and let your imagination run wild at our nature center or Mud Lake preserve.

Wild Ideas

Explore Wild Bear’s educational resources and discover the magic of nature!

Get Wild

Connect with nature and community through one of our adult or family programs.

Specializing in mountain ecology, Wild Bear welcomes our visitors to its hands-on nature center and provides year-round educational programs for people of all ages.

Now, more than ever, we need nature—and nature needs us.

Reconnect

It’s easy to feel disconnected in our hyper-connected world. Wild Bear is all about helping people connect with nature and each other.

PLAY

Make a fairy house, find a fossil, learn a new bird call … we believe you are never too young or too old to delight in nature.

PROTECT

Connecting people to nature is a vital step in conserving wild places and addressing the climate crisis.

Featured event

20th Annual Enchanted Forest

Saturday, September 25, 11am-6pm Wild Bear Nature Center will host its 20th annual “Enchanted Forest” on their property at Mud Lake! This is the Year of the Fox! Enjoy the magic of the fall season! Families and children of all ages take a tour on the trail and meet forest creatures (costumed characters) and learn about their natural habitats. Enjoy goodies in your goody bag, live owls and eagles, magic and music throughout the day. Enjoy drinks and live music with The Alcapones 4-6pm.