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Lussier Family Heritage Center

StoryWalk ®

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:

  • December: Bird Count by Susan Edwards Richmond
  • Jan – Feb: Animals in Winter by Heinretta Bancraft & Richard G. Van Gelder
  • Mar – Magic Goggles by Lynn Markham
  • April – The Boy Who Grew a Forest by Sophia Gholz
  • May – Run Wild by David Covell
  • June – Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner
  • July – Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
  • August – Fish Hotel by Lynn Markham
  • Sept – Zania’s Rainforest (in Spanish & English) by Juana Martinez Neal
  • Oct – The Napping House by Audrey Wood
  • Nov-Dec: Who Grows Up in the Snow? By Theresa Longenecker

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.