Story walk example

The StoryWalk® located throughout the trails surrounding the Lussier Family Heritage Center, brings families together through outdoor exploration and literacy. 

By adding a StoryWalk® at the Lussier Family Heritage Center we hope our park visitors will connect with nature in a new way, bringing together the wonders of reading, the health benefits of nature, and the exploration of the natural world. We hope everyone enjoys the stories we choose to share with you along our prairie trails. 

Our trails are open to the public and we encourage you to come out and enjoy this free, family friendly activity at anytime of the year. Books are changed on the 1st of each month (weather and wind dependent). Trails are open from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. daily. 

What is a StoryWalk®?

This fun, educational activity places the pages of a book along a walking path. Combine the joy of reading with your child with the benefits of being active in an outdoor environment. As you walk along the path, discover the story unfold page after page!

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 

Upcoming Books:

  • September 1 – September 30: Cece Loves Science and Adventure by Shelli R. Johannes and Kimberly Derling
  • October 1 – October 31: Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk
  • November 1 – November 30: Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak
  • December 1 – January 31: Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft and Richard Van Gelder
  • February 1 – March 31: Who Grows Up in the Snow by Terri Degezelle

What's the Weather?

Remember, Dane County Parks are Always in Season! We encourage you to get out and enjoy our story no matter the weather or time of year. When it's raining grab you favorite rain boots and umbrella, splash your way through the small puddles along the trail(s).  Is it snowing? Strap on a pair of snowshoes or winter boots, bring a cup of cocoa and head out to the snowshoe path. No matter the weather, the story will be out and ready for you to enjoy.