A new StoryWalk® children’s story trail is open at Pine Hill Recreation Area off Mentzer Gap Road in Waynesboro. The park is open during daylight hours, and visiting the StoryWalk® is free. It will remain in place through February.
The StoryWalk® is presented by The Institutein partnership with Washington Township, Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library and the Waynesboro Area School District (WASD).
With pages of a children’s book mounted on signs along a park trail, a StoryWalk® is a fun way for visitors to enjoy being outdoors in a family-friendly activity, reading an adventure as they walk along the trail.
The StoryWalk® trail, at the top of the park (just past the Dunlap Family Skate Park) is about 500 ft. long, easily accessible and wheelchair friendly.
The story featured is “In the Snow: Who’s Been Here?” by Lindsay Barrett George. Two children and their dog explore the winter woods, searching for signs of animal life and clues to their activities, answering the question, “Who’s been here?”
The trail is open year-round, and plans call for a new book to be installed every month or two.
Participants should practice social distancing, giving others six feet of space, and follow official Covid-19 safety guidelines while in the park