Winter StoryWalk® at Chamberlain Reynolds

Are you looking for something fun, outside, and educational to do with the whole family? The Squam Lakes Association has just the activity! From December 15th- February 28th the book Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer and Richard Jones will be featured in our winter StoryWalk® along the West Fire Road Trail which begins at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest’s West Parking Lot located on College Road in Center Harbor, NH. A StoryWalk® is when a children’s book is taken apart and the pages are placed along a popular walking route. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Get bundled up in your winter gear and head over to Chamberlain Reynolds to enjoy Marion Dane Bauer’s story where you will meet a variety of animals who are busy preparing for winter. Discover how fox decides to celebrate the coming of the snow. Richard Jones’ beautiful illustrations bring this forest community to life. As you walk along while reading the story, remember to look for animal signs along the trail!
If afterwards you find yourself wanting to have your own copy of Winter Dance, consider supporting your local bookstore. Check out Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith, NH who generously discounted the books for this StoryWalk®. Or you could check the book out from your local library. The Holderness Free Library (our local library) created take-and-make craft sets inspired by Winter Dance. So if you are looking for a fun craft project, give them a call at (603) 968-7066 and schedule a pick-up time. To learn more about the creatures in the book and other NH wildlife, check out the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center who offer a variety of live animal programs year round (including virtual programs). Visit to see what great programs they have scheduled.
The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) in partnership with the New England Forestry Foundation maintains the trails at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forests along with many other trails in the Squam Watershed. We also offer adventure ecology programs year-round that explore a variety of nature topics. The SLA is dedicated to conserving for public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character, and resources of the watershed. In collaboration with local and state partners the SLA promotes the protection, careful use, and shared enjoyment of the lakes, mountains, forests, open spaces, and wildlife of the Squam Lakes region. To learn more about this winter StoryWalk and other great programs offered at the SLA visit or call (603) 968-7336.