StoryWalks combine literacy with physical activity and time in nature. Signs with individual pages from a book are placed far apart on the trail so people of all ages can read their way along the trail.
Two StoryWalks have been installed at Hacker’s Hill Preserve and Mayberry Hill Preserve in Casco in association with Casco Public Library. Funding for the Casco StoryWalks were provided by the Loon Echo Land Trust Environmental Education grant program.
Loon Echo Land Trust & the Bridgton Public Library have installed a StoryWalk along the Pondicherry Loop trail in Pondicherry Park. The book, “At One: In a Place Called Maine” by Lynn Plourde is a delightful story about the beauty of Maine accompanied by wonderful watercolor images. The Pondicherry Park story will be up until Thursday, August 19th.
You may access the StoryWalk from the Depot Street entrance to Pondicherry Park. Cross the Bob Dunning bridge and stay left after the bridge to follow the trail along the river. The pages begin after the power-line corridor and continue along the trail until the amphitheater.
Two other books will be installed in Pondicherry Park later in August and early September. Check the Loon Echo Land Trust or Bridgton Public Library Facebook pages for more information. The Pondicherry Park StoryWalk was made possible with funding from the Onion Foundation.
The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.