Story Path

Story Path is a fun way to encourage physical activity and literacy! Story Path is made up of individual pages of a children’s book which are placed on different signs. The signs are placed in the ground along a short walking path within the community. You can enjoy a stroll along the path and read a fun children’s book as you walk along!

The best part is it’s an easy way to knock out two steps in the 5-2-1-0 program: getting 1 hour or more of physical activity each day and 2 hours or less of screen time. Give your child’s eyes a break from their digital screens while getting them up and moving on the Story Path.

Thank you for a successful second season!

Despite the pandemic, families were able to get outside and get moving at Story Path stations at Ballenger Creek Park and Utica District Park. Books included “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle, “How to Feed Your Parents” by Ryan Miller, and “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae. 

Story Path was made possible with funding from LiveWell Frederick and the combined efforts of several community groups including: University of Maryland Extension – Frederick County, Frederick County Parks and Recreation, and Frederick County Public Libraries.  If you have questions about Story Path, please get in contact with Carrie Sorenson with University of Maryland Extension at or 301-600-1598.

Stay tuned for a third season coming in spring 2021!

Interested in having your own Story Path?