Richard Bong State Recreation Area invites you to explore the newly installed summer Storywalk which is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.

Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville, introduced the summer Storywalk recently.

StoryWalks have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! StoryWalk was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Laminated pages from the children’s book “I Love Bugs” by Philemon Sturges are attached to posts which are installed along the nature trail.

As you hike the trail search for the next page in the story. Additional activities like scavenger hunts, art projects, snack ideas, and action play are also included to help you explore nature and learn more about bugs. Bring your phone or camera to take photos of the extra activities that are posted as copies cannot be provided.

The book is aimed primarily at a 4-8 year old audience but the whole family can enjoy the hike.
The .7-mile trail begins right behind the Visitor Center at Richard Bong State Recreation Area and passes the new Nature Explorer Classroom. The trail has some grade to it and dogs are not allowed on this trail. The park is open 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

There is no cost to hike but you will need to have or purchase a state park vehicle admission sticker. For questions call 262-878-5601.


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