“Visiting a Storybook Trail is a great opportunity for families to enjoy learning in the outdoors together. Kids of all ages will find fun and interactive ways to engage with these stories all while discovering more about conservation and the natural world.”Director Mary Mertz
As An Oak Tree Grows
Hear First Lady Fran DeWine read one of the featured Storybook Trail books from the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.See More Storybook Trails Videos
Visit Ohio's Storybook Trails
Ohio’s Storybook Trails bring books to life for children and families. Storybook Trails are lined with pages from a children’s book to blend the fun of outdoor exploration with reading. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources launched the Storybook Trail program in 2019 to promote the importance of literacy, a healthy lifestyle, and connecting with nature.
Find Storybook Trails
Ohio is lucky to be filled with Storybook Trails created by all types of park and library districts across the state. Use our brand new interactive map of Storybook Trails in Ohio to learn more about the trails and where you can find them.
Storybook Trail Grant Application
Submit an application and documents for the RTP Storybook Trail Grant