Family Fun: Must-Visit StoryWalks in Rhode Island


The rainy weather might be a bummer, but we’re in New England, and it’s time to embrace spring! Keep an eye out for the sun playing peek-a-boo, and when it shows up, grab your rainboots and an umbrella (just in case), and head outside with your kids. There are some awesome must-visit StoryWalks in Rhode Island waiting for you to explore!

The History of a StoryWalk

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. Find out more here!

What is a StoryWalk?

A story walk takes you outside into nature where you can follow a guided path and read a weather-resistant story with your kids as you walk. It’s a great way to make reading fun and get some fresh air simultaneously!

Who Is a StoryWalk for?

Typically, the age range for a StoryWalk is between 1-7, but all ages are welcome!

Get Outside!

Here is a List of the Must-Visit StoryWalks in Rhode Island!

  1. Warwick City Park – A hike through the woods of Warwick City Park leads the way with a StoryWalk that is now available to read while you trek through the forest. It is a straight path that overlooks the woods, making it easy for little ones to navigate.
  2. Frenchtown Trail – In East Greenwich, RI, you’ll find an exciting StoryWalk supplied by the East Greenwich Free Library. This unique experience takes you on a captivating 1.5-mile hike through the picturesque woods. Each story page encourages readers to engage and interact with the enchanting tale. It’s a perfect blend of outdoor adventure and literary magic! You will want your rainboots for this one!
  3. Mount Hope Farm – In Bristol, there’s a short (but fun) StoryWalk made possible by Friends of Rogers Free Library. After you stroll through the farm and read the story, you will be invited to participate in an interactive adventure. This means the kids can keep the excitement going at home with all sorts of cool activities related to the story.
  4. Warwick Public Library – Warwick Public Library is home to an enchanting StoryWalk set in a whimsical garden. Explore the garden’s colorful flowers, lush greenery, fluttering butterflies, and fascinating insects with your little ones as you read the story. It’s the perfect adventure for a fun-filled spring day! And you can dash through puddles to the library when the spring rain surprises you!
  5. George Hail Free Library – Ride your bike down the Warren bike path to find a StoryWalk waiting there for you. Immerse your young ones in healthy habits by combining exercise and reading on this unique adventure.
  6. Cumberland Public Library – The Monastery at Cumberland Public Library hosts one of the best StoryWalks in Rhode Island. The grounds at the library offer a playground, many hiking trails, the beautiful scenery of the Monastery, and the library, of course. The story takes you on a simple, scenic walk around the library. You might even catch a glimpse of wildlife on this walk!
  7. Weaver Library – This relaxing StoryWalk is located on the lawn of the Weaver Library grounds. This is the perfect short adventure for kids who might not be up for longer walks or hikes in the woods.
  8. Wilcox Park – Located in Westerly, this story walk offers a picturesque setting,  boasting a gorgeous pond and arboretum, perfect for a StoryWalk. Pack a picnic because you will want to spend the entire afternoon here, weather permitting.

Find a StoryWalk!

When you see the sun peak through the clouds, head outside and explore one of these must-visit StoryWalks found in Rhode Island!

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Michelle Mercure
Michelle is a lifelong resident of Rhode Island. After gaining a Bachelor of Arts in English, she spent over ten years working with children in special education. She now enjoys teaching kids how to learn the English language online, as well as pursuing a freelance writing career. She is also a food blogger who spends her time creating content geared towards helping parents and kids learn healthy eating habits. As a single parent, a homeschooling mother and a special education advocate, her passion is forging meaningful relationships within the community to create positive changes for children. Her YouTube Channel is dedicated to helping families with kids stay healthy on a budget, and she is currently writing a series of children’s recipe books that will be self published in the next year. In her free time, she enjoys coffee, snuggling with her cat, cooking in her kitchen and going on hikes with her son. She hopes to meet you in her travels! Her hair color changes frequently, though, so you might not recognize her at first glance.


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