Middlesex Fells StoryWalk®: Count Down to Fall

Note the temporary new location!

Saturday, October 6-Sunday, October 21, 2018

“Count Down to Fall” by Fran Hawk, illustrated by Sherry Neidigh.
Count backwards from 10 to one during one of the most colorful times of year, fall. Learn about the bright, colorful leaves and the trees from which they fall: aspen, birch, maple, oak, chestnut, linden, pine, beech, dogwood, and sweet gum. Watch the animals frolicking in the crisp, autumn air as they get ready for the approaching cold winter! Foster your child’s connection with nature as well as their literacy skills by participating in our StoryWalk® in the Fells!

This self-guided StoryWalk® is for designed for children and families. Walk a trail, read a story, use your senses and connect with your surroundings. Due to the road construction we are moving the walk to the trail that begins at the Botume House Visitor Center, 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham. Look for the signs. The trail is an easy walk, about 1/3 mile, and can accommodate jogging strollers.

This is a collaboration of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Friends of Middlesex Fells, Melrose/Wakefield Mass in Motion, The Medford Family Network, & North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network. Please be sure to sign in at the Kiosk off the parking lot. Enjoy this unique opportunity to bring the joy of nature and the magic of reading together outdoors! 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.