Trail Tales 2021
Trail Tales in the Colville National Forest
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 in your mind. 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:
- early literacy learning,
- family engagement outdoors,
- 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.
Where can I find these stories and trails?
- Three Rivers Ranger District – Libraries of Steven County:
Springboard Trail #149
Longitude: 48.613771, Latitude: -117.5343
- Tonasket Ranger District – North Central Washington Libraries:
Big Tree Trail #311
Longitude: 48.8525, Latitude: -119.0508
- Republic Ranger District – North Central Washington Libraries:
Swan Lake Trail #14
Longitude: 48.511412, Latitude: -118.834497
- Newport-Sullivan Lake Ranger Districts – Pend Oreille County Library District:
Upper Wolf Trail System
Longitude: 48.190278, Latitude: -117.053333