The first annual Storybook Snowshoe Series hosted by Believe in Books Literacy Foundation was a huge success with as many as 45 participants one Saturday. Families from all over the North Country gathered at the Theater in the Wood to head out for a Storybook Snowshoe adventure. The goal of the brand new Storybook Snowshoe Series event, which took place on Saturdays during January, was to get families outside and reading on the Trails in the Wood, exercise for the mind and body.
“I just wanted to thank you guys for such a wonderful snowshoe adventure Saturday morning. It was my 2 year-old’s first time on snowshoes, so I really had no idea how it would go. The healthy snacks, the great snowshoes, the characters who were there, the enthusiasm of staff and other families, the storybook trail…. it was all so perfect! I cannot imagine a better way to spend a Saturday morning! We plan to be back this Saturday if you have the space. Thank you so much!!” Said an enthusiastic mom, Susie.
The Storybook Snowshoe Series began with fruit and gluten-free muffins from Peace of Mind Baking Company, a quick snowshoe tutorial, a guided tour on the half-mile Storybook Trail with a new exciting story every week, and an hour to roam free on the 100 Acre Wood Trail System. Although the stories on the Storybook Trail were intended for a younger reading level, this event was enjoyed by all ages.
The 100-Acre Wood Trail System features 10K of maintained trails with the purpose of educational and recreational opportunities. The trails are designed for walking, X-C skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, maple sugaring, and nature observation. You can take a walk with snowshoes or skis on our Storybook Trail and experience great children’s stories in a unique way. It’s a wonderful way for families to read and play together, exercising the mind and body. Believe in Books Literacy Foundation feels that early exposure to simple outdoor activity in a family setting will encourage lifelong healthy habits. Regular trails are open from 9am – 4pm daily.
The mission of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is to enhance the quality of life through exposure, education, and the engagement of reading and bringing stories to life. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves. The Foundation office is in the 100 Acre Wood, located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH, just four miles north of North Conway Village on the west side of Route 16.
For more information call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.