Second Story Walk Launch!

Photo: Rick Lightbody


10:00 AM


Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve, Town of Dryden


None required — free and open to the public.


The Finger Lakes Land Trust is launching its second summer Story Walk on Thursday, August 14 at 10:00 am at the Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve in Dryden.  The story walk is intended to bring nature and reading together in a no-pressure setting where families can take an engaging, easy hike through the forest, read a story, and explore.

Children and their caregivers are invited to attend the free kick-off walk led by Valerie Akers, a local educator and founder of Corner of the Sky Preschool.  Ms. Akers will guide the group through the preserve, stopping along the path to read “Frederick” by Leo Lionni.  Families who attend the kickoff walk will receive a copy of the book to bring home.

For the story walk, the book’s pages are individually laminated, grouped into small sections, and placed along the trail at the Land Trust’s Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve.  After the kickoff and throughout the fall, children and their caregivers will be able to take free, self-guided walking and reading adventures through the fern-carpeted forests of the preserve.  Families who complete the walk on their own are invited to visit the Land Trust office to receive a free copy of the book, while supplies last, at:  202 East Court Street, Ithaca.


The Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve is on Ellis Hollow Creek Road in the Town of Dryden.  Get more preserve information.

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