OHIO – Storybook Trails open at state parks

(Ohio) – Looking for something to enjoy as a family this summer?

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently announced the opening of four Storybook Trails at parks across the state. Officials explained the Storybook Trails present children’s book via a series of child-height panels, blending the fun of outdoor exploration and reading. Officials indicated the hope for families to enjoy learning in the outdoors together and that there are stories that will appeal to children of all ages.

Dillion, Wingfoot Lake, John Bryan, and Maumee Bay state parks opened the Storybook Trails last week. Alum Creek State Park in Delaware County already had one in place.

Officials indicated ODNR launched the program back in 2019 as a way to promote the importance of literacy and a healthy lifestyle while also connecting families with nature. This year the ODNR teamed up with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Imagination Library and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to provide even more content for several trails while raising awareness of the valuable programs available to Ohio families.

Imagination Library provides one free book each month to children enrolled from birth to age 5.

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