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Trail Tales 2023

Trail Tales in Northeast Washington

Looking for a new adventure in the outdoors, but unsure where to start? The Colville National Forest and partner libraries in Northeast Washington, part of the Upper Columbia Children’s Forest, have teamed up to bring you Trail Tales.

Trail Tales is a fun and educational way for people of all ages to enjoy the outdoors while also helping build children’s interest in reading. Pages of a book posted along the trail will take you on an adventure physically and mentally.

Look for a new story at your nearest location each month from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Research shows that early language and literacy development are important for future success.

Trail Tales combines three critical elements for overall family health:

  1. early literacy learning,
  2. family engagement outdoors,
  3. and physical activity.

As families walk the trail, they can create new memories, appreciate the physiological benefits of being outside, and explore new areas. These trails were chosen with the express purpose of allowing the whole family to enjoy them together. 

Don't miss this awesome program, brought to you by the US Forest Service! Learn and explore through sounds and different "voices" you may hear on your Trail Tale adventures.

Where can I find these stories and trails?

Book titles rotate monthly on these three trails:



Book titles for 2023: Spencer the Spark, A River Lost, and We Go with Muskrat to Those Living Underwater

Please note: Trail Tale story rotations may be delayed or trails may be closed due to wildfire, wildfire resource needs from the Forest Service staff, and staff availability.
Thank you for your patience.

Brought to you by a partnership of these organizations:

Want to know what it's all about? Check out this promotional video for the 2022 Trail Tales program!

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