Conceived as a way to inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to take young children outdoors to combine physical activity with learning, StoryWalk® helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children.
Take a walk along the Hunter Creek Trail extension (east of Red Mountain Road) to read Elusive Moose by Joan Gannij!
Each post has activities that go along with the book. Act the story out, ask questions, and get moving!
Did you enjoy StoryWalk? Let us know! Share your photos with us on social networks using the hashtag #StorywalkAspen or send us an email—firstname.lastname@example.org!
This project has been made possible through a collaborative effort with Pitkin County Open Space & Trails.
Be sure to take lots of photos and share them with us online (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) using the hashtag #StoryWalkAspen or email us!
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. Sponsored by Friends of Pitkin County Library.
There are many different ways to get to the Hunter Creek trail when starting from town. We recommend: Walk along North Mill Street (toward Red Mountain) and turn left onto Puppy Smith Street. You will pass the Post Office and see the trailhead for the Rio Grande Trail. Turn right onto the trail. Walk past the Jennie Adair wetlands and over the bridge. You will see the sign for the Hunter Creek Trail on the right side of the path. Turn onto the Hunter Creek trail and after walking for a minute or two, you will see the first StoryWalk post! You can also download the map.