New StoryWalk Book & Route!

May 11, 2023

Thanks to our partners at Winchester Community StoryWalks® , we're ready to roll out a brand new (bilingual!) StoryWalk®---Forest: ¡salvemos los bosques! by Brendan Kearney!

For the next few months, you can read all about the rainforest adventures of Finn and his dog Skip a page at a time as you explore the Native Plant Trail Meadow at Blandy.

The new StoryWalk®  route starts where the Native Plant Trail meadow meets the woodland. Look for a marquee sign, then follow the gravel path to the right towards a stacked stone wall. You'll wind through a warm season grass meadow, cross a wetland boardwalk, and pass under a grove of mysterious trees as the path leads on towards the Hewlett Lewis Overlook Pavilion. The route is ~0.3 miles long and follows the gravel Native Plant Trail across gently rolling terrain. Once you've finished the book, continue on to complete the 0.6 mile Native Plant Trail Loop or retrace your steps and read the book in reverse!

The Blandy StoryWalk® joins four others within the  Winchester Community StoryWalks® network. Other walks are located at Handley Library, Bowman Library, the Shenandoah Discovery Museum, and Rose Hill Park.  

StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont in 2007 with a grant for $250 and a brilliant idea. Since then, StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan, and South Korea.