An 1800s Christian Craft Village


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Beach REntals (Click for more info)

Hydro bike, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, hydro peddlers, inflatables, cabanas and mountain bikes.



Swimming (Click for more info)

Beach hours: 10am - 6pm

Access to lake and beach are free with cabin rental.

Fishing (Click for more info)

5 different kinds of fish! (catch and release only)

Clam Bake on the beach (Click for more info)

Inquire at the Moose Lake Mercantile about scheduling a

Hawaiian clam bake on the beach for your private party.

Moose Trax Playground (Click for more info)

A place for the little ones to have lots of fun! Come see our newly expanded playground! We've doubled the size and as always, it's completely free to use!

Rides! (Click for more info)

Kiddie train rides andhay rides rides available during events and festivals.

National Day of the Cowboy

Join in celebrating our first festival of the year & the 14th National Day of the Cowboy. The Indiana legislature last year declared the 4th Saturday of July as the National Day of the Cowboy so help us celebrate our cowboy heritage in Indiana with cowboys, cowgirls, horses and bucking bulls, music and entertainment on the village stage as well as Soarin Hawk's birds of prey demonstration & Jefferson their bald eagle. For the buckaroos there are special western crafts & games, the newly enlarged Moose Traxx playground, the Moose Traxx Kiddy train, horse rides, & visits with "Moses the Moose" and Johnny Appleseed. Local artisans will be showing & selling their hand-made items & our chainsaw carvers will be displaying their unique talents. Create new memories as you stroll through time in the old west 1800"s village; ride the Amish Percheron horse drawn wagon through the village woods, see the new grist mill, moonshine cabin, & Alligator Island. At Mackey's General Store you can find old time flavor in the food, the many specialty items available or simply enjoy the 1800's in the village itself. Join us for a relaxed, fun family day in the village.

July 28



Children's Pioneer Day

With schools back in session, this special children's festival is designed for all to experience 1800's pioneer life, with our own school marm teaching in the one room "Church of the Wildwood", making homemade butter, participating in crafts & games, enjoying horse rides, the newly expanded Moose Traxx playground & riding on the Moose Traxx Kiddy train. "Moses the Moose" & Johnny Appleseed will also be at the Village for the kids to visit. For everyone there are the Amish Percheron horse drawn wagon rides through the village woods with all its many new attractions; a variety of lice music and Soarin' Hawk's birds of prey demonstration on the village stage; in the square will be many local artisans, with their handmade crafts & in the chainsaw area the masters of the saw will be demonstrating their craft. Of course, Mackey's General Store will be open for leisurely browsing & enjoying the specialty foods & ice cream. What a great way to spend quality time with the family and enjoy all the village has to offer.





Chainsaw Carving Festival

This festival is dedicated to our master craftsman who turn simple logs into artistic sculptures. We invite you to once again come enjoy life at the village with live music & Sorin' Hawks's Birds of Prey demonstration on the village stage; visit with our local artisans & their handmade crafts; browse through Macky's General Store &enjoy the many features, the specialty foods & ice cream. For the children, "Moses the Moose" & Johnny Appleseed will be available, there will be specials crafts and games for the kids, they can take a ride on the Moose Trax Kiddy train, take a horse ride or play in the newly expanded Moose Trax playground. Take advantage of the special pricing allowing you to enjoy all of the attractions while you enjoy the Village. Of course, everyone can enjoy the fall 1800's atmosphere in the village and ride the Amish Percheron horse drawn wagon through the village woods joining the search for all the new animals and attractions.

September 22

Moose Lake Fall Festival and Pumpkin Carving Day

Late in the fall is a great time to take in the color and aroma of the season offered at the village. Perhaps it is the best time to ride the Amish Percheron horse drawn wagon ride through the village woods with the fall colors and all of the many attractions offered there; or sit on the village square and take in the special music & Sorin" Hawks demonstration, including Jefferson their Bald Eagle; or maybe just talking with our local artisans as they display & sell their handmade items; or enjoying the chainsaw masters as they continue to show their skills. For the children this is a Very special festival because they can carve or paint their own personal pumpkin or do special crafts & games, ride the Moose Trax train, play on the Moose Trax playground, enjoy horse rides & as with our other festivals, special pricing opens the entire village & all attractions for them to enjoy. "Moses the Moose" & Johnny Appleseed will of course be here for this last festival of the year. Mackey's General Store with all of their specialty items and food will be open and as our regular October attraction, this year the champion pumpkin and gourd will be available or pictures as well as other fall decorations.

October 27

An Old-Time Country Christmas Festival of Lights

Enjoy the overall experience and atmosphere of winter in the 1800’s village with holiday music, Christmas lights, Santa Claus and the special decorations and fragrances in Mackey’s General store at Christmastime and help us celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.  Everyone can enjoy the 1800’s atmosphere decorated with thousands of lights all over the village and Mackey’s General Store will be open for leisurely browsing in or enjoying the specialty foods and ice cream. Mackey’s has the region’s largest selection of Amish Jelly’s, Jams, jar goods, meats, cheeses and unique gifts for loved ones and friends. “Cafe Moose “, voted one of the top four dining experiences in the region has something for the whole family to enjoy.  Also open is our Old-Time Photo Shop for those special photos gifts.

November 24 - December 22



Children's Pioneer Day

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Preschool Field Trips

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Elementary Field Trips

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Nursing Home Field Trips

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Church Weddings/Renewing Vows

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Church Youth Groups

Youth Day Summer Fun! Swimming on the beach, kayaking, hydro-bikes and paddle boats and canoes.


(260) 637-2372 or (260) 466-7741 • 11330 East  500 South  LaOtto, IN 46763

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