Read a children’s book while you enjoy a nature walk at several Wake County Park locations. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Visit all our StoryWalks®!
Blue Jay Point County Park
You can find this StoryWalk® along the Laurel Loop Trail with the beginning near the (closed) Playground. This path is short, mulched and has some changes of terrain. Enjoy the StoryWalk® between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day, weather dependent.
From February 8 to Feb 28 take in the adorable story of the Snowy Valentine by David Petersen in a self-guided StoryWalk®.
*On the back of each storybook page there is thematic information and suggested activities to do at home. There is also a little craft kit for one activity that you can pick up on the front porch of the Education Center to complete at home.
Crowder County Park
Make sure to check out our interactive StoryWalk® activity! Join us anytime between 8 a.m.–5 p.m., now through January 16, for this fun, self-guided activity. This will be located on the Outer Loop Trail, beginning at the park’s Bird Garden, which is immediately on the left as you enter the park, across from the park’s office.
Slugs in Love
Our story is “Slugs in Love,” by Susan Pearson and illustrated by Kevin O’Malley. This wonderful program combines the joy of reading a story while also getting out and enjoying nature. This hike is around 0.8 miles.
Harris Lake County Park
Take a self-guided StoryWalk® at Harris Lake County Park! A StoryWalk® is a children’s book that is presented page by page along a trail or path. It combines the pleasures of reading a children's book while enjoying nature. Each month, the paths around Harris Lake County Park's Educational Garden and Natural Play Area will feature a different illustrated children's book. Interactive activities are included at the bottom of each set of storybook pages to further engage your child as you make your way through the book. StoryWalk® will be available during current park hours.
This month's selection is "Hear Your Heart," by Paul Showers, illustrated by Holly Keller. It is available from February 13–28.
Historic Oak View County Park
Take a StoryWalk® at Oak View! A StoryWalk® is a children’s book that is presented page by page along a trail or path. It combines the pleasures of reading a children's book while enjoying nature. Each month Oak View's brick walkways feature a different illustrated children's book.
In February 2021 StoryWalk® at Oak View presents "We March" by Shane W. Evans (author/illustrator). After taking the walk, be sure to say hello to Oak View's goats in the Goat Corral (weather permitting Mon-Sat 9 am-4:30 pm, Sun 1:15-4:30 pm). StoryWalk® at Oak View is free, requires no advanced registration, and is open during the park's normal hours of operation. Please remember to maintain social distancing on the trail and wear a mask when distancing isn't possible.