Wilson County BfB Joins Long Hunter State Park for Story Trail Ribbon Cutting

July 25, 2016

Wilson County Books from Birth was excited to be a part of the debut of the Reading Ranger Story Trail at Long Hunter State Park in June. This collaboration between Long Hunter State Park and the Mt. Juliet-Wilson County Public Library is an innovative program that pairs literacy and exercise while challenging kids to stretch their legs and imaginations.

The idea for the program came from Long Hunter Park Ranger Leslie Anne Rawlings. The trail features the children's book, Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek by Marianne Berkes. The trail includes ten signs along the trail that reveal the story of baby animals and their parents through the engaging artwork of Jill Dubin.

The official ribbon cutting was held in June at an event featuring Tennessee State Parks' mascot Ramble Raccoon, games, story time, and of course, a chance to experience the one-quarter-mile wood Reading Ranger Story Trail. Wilson County Books from Birth and Governor's Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) staff were on hand to register children in the Imagination Library program. Click here to view more pictures from the ribbon cutting.

If you are interested in checking out the Reading Ranger Story Trail, it can be accessed via the main park entrance at Long Hunter State Park (2910 Hobson Pike). The trail is located in Area 2 beside the Couchville Lake Parking Lot. For more information, contact the park office at (615) 885-2422.