StoryWalks®

StoryWalk sign at Historic Oak View

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®!

Crowder County Park

Crowder StoryWalk

Stop by the park and visit our monthly StoryWalk®! This wonderful program combines the joy of reading a story while also getting out and enjoying nature. This hike is around 0.8 miles.

Cover of the October StoryWalk for Crowder

From October 2 through the 31, visit the new Crowder StoryWalk®: "It's Pumpkin Time!" written by Zoe Hall and illustrated by Shari Halpern. After deciding to grow their own pumpkin for Halloween, a brother and sister pull together all their efforts and plant a pumpkin patch, which they monitor with tender, constant care until they are precisely ready for picking.

Harris Lake County Park

Harris StoryWalk

Come out to Harris Lake County Park in September to visit a brand new StoryWalk®!

Cover of the October StoryWalk for Harris Lake

From October 1 through the 30, visit the Harris Lake StoryWalk®: "Be Nice to Spiders," written and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham. When Billy left his pet spider, Helen, at the Zoo, the animals suddenly became happy and contented. The lions snoozed all day long, the elephants enjoyed their baths, and the zebras ate their hay in peace -- all because Helen was spinning webs and catching flies. This StoryWalk® will be located along the paved trail beginning at the traditional playground.

Historic Oak View County Park

Storywalk graphic at Oak View

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.

 

Cover of the October StoryWalk for Oak View

Take a StoryWalk® at Oak View in October! From October 1st to 31st Oak View's brick walkways will feature the children's book "Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book" by Yuyi Morales. This original trickster tale, with its vivacious illustrations and dynamic read-aloud text, is at once a spirited tribute to the rich traditions of Mexican culture and a perfect introduction to counting in both English and Spanish.

StoryWalk® at Oak View is free, requires no advanced registration, and is open during the park's normal hours of operation. Check out our StoryWalk® Social Narrative, to download and print before going to the park.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Historic Yates Mill County Park

Yates Mill StoryWalk graphic

Historic Yates Mill County Park is excited to offer a new StoryWalk®, an interactive outdoor activity for you and your family. Join us for this fun self-guided activity which will start at the kiosk near the Visitor Center and end near the mill.

 

Cover of the October StoryWalk for Yates Mill

From October 2 through the 31, the park will feature “If You’re a Monster and You Know It,” written by Rebecca Emberley and illustrated by Ed Emberley. Children will stomp their paws, twitch their tails, snort and growl, and wiggle and wriggle along with this bright and bold picture book twist on "If You're Happy and You Know It."

Sandy Pines Nature Preserve

Graphic promoting Sandy Pines StoryWalk

Join us for a StoryWalk® at Sandy Pines Nature Preserve!

Cover of the October StoryWalk for Sandy Pines

Through October, come out to Sandy Pines Nature Preserve to visit the StoryWalk®,Tree  Full of Wonder by Anna Smithers. Have you ever wondered why trees are important? Why do we need to protect them? Tree Full of Wonder is a vibrant, rhyming, educational and unique picture book showing the unbreakable bond between people and trees. Children will fall in love with nature and will become Protectors of the Trees.