Opt outside the week of Black Friday with a Storywalk at McVey Memorial Forest instead of joining holiday shopping madness. Stroll through a peaceful meadow behind the picnic shelter at this Randolph County nature preserve from dawn to dusk November 23 – 29 stopping by each page of a book. After families have walked the path and read each station, they will have spent about half an hour in nature as well as completed an entire book. There are miles of trail in McVey Memorial Forest to explore before or after.
The Storywalk begins behind the shelter at the parking area off Hwy 1.
The featured book is an original adaptation by Muncie Public Library staff member Amanda Kaufman and her son Luc Kaufman of the classic “stone soup” folktale. Titled “Dragon’s Egg Soup,” it speaks to community diversity and the magic that happens when people work towards a common goal.
A storywalk is a way for adults and their young children to lay the groundwork for reading comprehension while also reaping the health benefits of outdoor recreation. Red-tail reminds visitors to enjoy the exhibit using responsible recreation practices: stand at least 6ft from other trail-goers and return later if the parking lot is full.