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Celebrate Spring with a Storywalk

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Delayed to April 3 due to Rain

Celebrate spring by combining the pleasure of reading a wonderful children’s book aloud, with the joy of walking together outdoors. The Hilltown Family Center and the AMC invite families to a StoryWalk at Noble View Outdoor Center, located at 635 South Quarter Road in Russell.

Pages of It’s Spring will adorn 0.4-mile length of Mac Ross Trail. Simple text and bold, beautiful paper sculpture convey the animal life, plant life, weather, colors, clothing, and feelings associated with the spring season in this book by Linda Glaser. The hike will conclude at Noble View’s 50-mile view vantage point overlooking Westfield and Springfield and beyond. Each registered child will receive a book to take home. Participants can walk back to the parking lot for a total distance just shy of a mile. Participants should dress for the weather. At this time, this trail is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for strollers. While AMC Noble View allows pets on a leash, pets are not allowed on guided StoryWalk tours.

Three walks will be offered on April 3, 2021, one at 10:00 (register 10:00 here) one at 11:00 (register 11:00 here) and another at 1:00 (register 1:00 here).

Please register for only one guided walk. Once parents register online, we ask you contact the AMC hike leader, , to register your children. You will receive a COVID release that must be signed on behalf of each of the children. Registrants will affirm to adhering to all AMC Covid-19 protocols including wearing a mask and social distancing.

It’s Spring will remain on the trail for self-guided StoryWalks until Sunday, April 4th . Families are invited to come at any time during daylight hours to walk the trail and read the book at your leisure during that week. No registration is required for self-guided StoryWalking.

Please be aware that no restroom facilities are available at Noble View at this time.