AROUND WNC — Step out with the kids for a StoryWalk and enjoy an interactive book+walk, where families stop to read the pages of a storybook posted at interval along a path.
StoryWalks have cropped up along greenways and in parks across WNC in recent years. They turn reading into an interactive activity and encourage families get outside together.
Plus, it's a great way to get out of the house for a summer activity.
Here’s a list of some StoryWalks around WNC.
A StoryWalk follows the paved greenway along Richland Creek at Vance Street Park in Waynesville. The display boards featuring pages from a children’s picture book are placed within sight of each other, so kids can easily find the next one.
Park near the pavilion at 450 Vance Street, Waynesville. Click here for more info.
A StoryWalk is located in the Giving Garden beside the Canton library. It’s also fun to explore the paths through the Giving Garden and exhibits on pollinators. Located at 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton.
A StoryWalk at Weaver Park begins at the playground and goes counterclockwise around the walking path around the baseball field. Located at 200 Murdock Ave., Asheville.
A StoryWalk at the Historic Johnson Farm follows a short walking path through the woods. It begins on the gravel trail past the barn and is approximately a quarter-mile long. Locate at 3346 Haywood Rd.,Hendersonville.
The Cashiers Greenway Ramble StoryWalk is still under development, with story boards being completed during June of 2021. The featured story “Cashiers Come Play With Me” was written by the local director of the Village Green about how the community park came to be, and will include both English and Spanish.
Are we missing one? If you know of other StoryWalks in WNC, shoot us an email at TheGuideWNC@themountaineer.com