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Storybook Trails

Storybook Trails tell a nature-themed story with signs placed at a child’s height throughout shorter trails at various Tennessee State Parks. In addition to promoting literacy, and parent/guardian engagement, Storybook Trails encourage us to connect with nature and engage in a healthy, outdoor activity.

The first Storybook Trail in Tennessee State Parks was developed and executed by Leslie Anne Rawlings, Ranger at Long Hunter State Park. With her support, the Conservancy was able to expand the program to other parks. Funding and implementation have varied, but these engaging resources have largely been supported by the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation.
There are currently 19 Storybook Trails available. Check out a map here.