When I check in with my neighbors who are parents of young children, their frustration of running out of safe, fun things to do with the kids usually comes up.

Yes, showing them how to garden is great. But after a while, that might get boring. So how about going on a nature walk?

Better yet. How about a walk in the woods that tells the kids a story?

The pages from children's books are displayed in sequence along the trail so young readers can enjoy a story in the great Maine outdoors. This also might make the hike seem not so bad if the kids aren't generally into going for walks.

Maybe this excursion could happen without a little one begging to be picked up since they'll be focused on the story.

They might actually be excited to head further down the trail to find out what happens next.

This very cool idea is happening at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine.

Pineland farms via Facebook
Pineland farms via Facebook

According to a post on their Facebook page,

"Normally, this is a guided (Free to the Public) program that we offer in the warmer months. Due to the changes we’ve made this season we are offering Story Walk as a self guided option."

Here's all the details about Story Walk from Pineland Farms. I also hear they have disc golfing up there. Roadtrip!

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