Distant Hill StoryWalk® Trail


“All I have learned, I learned from books.” 
 - Abraham Lincoln


A Monthly Distant Hill Tradition

A father and son reading one of the pages of a Story Trail book on Distant Hill Nature Trail.
A father and son reading one of the pages of a Story Trail book on Distant Hill Nature Trail.

On the first of each month, the Walpole Town Library installs a new children's book along a designated 'StoryWalk Trail' at Distant Hill Nature Trail. The book trail consists of laminated pages of each book posted along the trail, with a fun thing for the kiddos to do as they move from page to page.

 

The book walk helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both adults and children.


Our 'StoryWalk Trail' tradition began in August of 2020, and we have had a new book each month since then!

 

Shown is a page from the Story Book Trail book for October 2022 'Room on the Broom' by author Julia Donaldson, along with one of the decorated pumpkins for Halloween placed at each stop on the trail..
The book for October 2022 was 'Room on the Broom' by author Julia Donaldson. The trail was decorated for Halloween with a pumpkin or two at each stop on the walk.

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

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.