Imagine that you are walking with a child along a path that borders a beautiful lake. Birds fly overhead and a gentle breeze sways the branches of a nearby tree. Crunching footsteps are the only sound you hear as you anticipate what happens next in the story. Finally, there it is, growing closer with every footstep; the next page, mounted on a panel just high enough for curious eyes to see. In this way, a StoryWalk® book unfolds as the reader embarks on a journey down the trail, moving from page to page, from beginning to end.  Delta County Libraries offers four StoryWalks® in Delta County.  After your walk, visit the library for a free take-home activity kit!

CEDAREDGE

Surface Creek Trail

September-October Story

f I Built a School

(970) 399-7674

CRAWFORD

Crawford State Park

September-October Story

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

(970) 399-7783

DELTA

Sweitzer Lake State Park

September-October Story

There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves

(970) 874-9630

HOTCHKISS

Delta County Fairgrounds

September-October Story

Dragons Love Tacos

(970) 399-7781

The Surface Creek Trail StoryWalk® opened in December 2016 and is located east of Highway 65 in the heart of Cedaredge. Trail access begins on SE Independence Ave and ends at SE Deer Trail Ave. This project is made possible by a partnership with the Town of Cedaredge and is funded, in part, by LiveWell Colorado and Region 10.

The Sweitzer Lake State Park StoryWalk® opened in September 2018 and is located south of Delta off Highway 50. Trail access begins near the main parking lot. This project is made possible by a partnership with The Nature Connection and Colorado Parks and Wildlife and is funded, in part, by Great Outdoors Colorado and the Colorado Lottery.

The Crawford State Park StoryWalk® opened in July 2019 and is located south of Crawford off Highway 92. Trail access begins at the beach near the visitor's center and ends at Clear Fork Campground. This project is made possible by a partnership with The Nature Connection and Colorado Parks and Wildlife and is funded, in part, by Great Outdoors Colorado and the Colorado Lottery.

The Delta County Fairgrounds StoryWalk® opened in December 2019 and is located in the heart of Hotchkiss. The StoryWalk® borders the park near the main parking lot. This project is made possible by a partnership with The Nature Connection and Delta County and is funded, in part, by Great Outdoors Colorado and the Colorado Lottery.

Are you planning to StoryWalk® at Crawford State Park or Sweitzer Lake State Park? Consider checking out a State Parks pass from your local library! Every library in Delta County has two state parks passes available for check out on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more information about the Check Out Colorado State Parks program.

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.