StoryWalks® are now available throughout the county! Pages from a featured book will be posted along a path for your family to read together. Stories are available during park hours. Registration is not required. For more information select the StoryWalk® calendar at

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October 18 - October 24, 2021:

Take a StoryWalk® at Hemlock Crossing Park! As you explore the forest in fall, read "Baby Bear Counts One" by Ashley Wolff. Pages from this beautifully illustrated fall children's book will be posted on signs along the trail for your family to read together - along with ideas for things to look for and do as you hike!

The story will available to read as you stroll Monday through Saturday during regular park hours, 7 am to 10 pm, and Sunday until 5 pm. Your hike will take you along an approximately .75 mile natural surface trail. Due to uneven terrain, this trail may not be as stroller friendly.

This event is part of a StoryWalk® series created in partnership by Loutit District Library, Spring Lake District Library, the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, Ottawa County Parks & Recreation, the Village of Spring Lake, the City of Grand Haven, and the City of Ferrysburg. LDL StoryWalks® are made possible through the generosity of Carol Alexander and Kevin Carbary.