Storybook walks make the perfect outdoor adventure for kids to engage in literacy and for families to spend time together outside. If you’ve never been before, pages of children’s picture books are displayed at several stations throughout the trail, making it a fun hands-on learning experience for children. 

My family loves visiting our local storybook trail- shout out to Baldwin Library’s story book trail at Beverly Park! My little guy can’t wait to see what the new book is each month and we always have fun walking (mostly running) from “page to page.” The best part is that most Metro Detroit storywalks are located in local parks. So pack a picnic, enjoy a good book, and have fun exploring these local storybook trails with your littles.

Auburn Hills Public Library Story Walk (Auburn Hills)

Location:  3400 E Seyburn Dr, Auburn Hills
Additional Family Fun: Stroll over to Civic Center Park to explore the nature trails, a fishing pond, disc-golf course, play structures, and picnic tables.

Beverly Park Story Book Trail (Beverly Hills)

Location: Beverly Hills Village Park, 18801 Beverly Rd, Beverly Hills

Additional Family Fun: Playground, disc golf course, sports fields and two minute drive to Douglas Evans Nature Preserve. Go sledding on snowy days!

E.L. Johnson Nature Center (Bloomfield Hills) 

Location: 3325 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Hills

Additional Family Fun: Explore over 2 miles of trails where you’ll find animal wildlife habitats and an 1800s homestead where kids will love playing on a natural see-saw and tree swing.

Heritage Park Story Trail (Canton)

Location: 1150 S Canton Center Rd, Canton

Additional Family Fun: Playground, walking track, and pond. 

Baker Woods Preserve StoryBook Trail (Chelsea)

Location: 11914 Trinkle Rd, Dexter

Additional Family Fun: Take a stroll around downtown Chelsea and grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant.

Springfield Township Library Storybook Trail (Davisburg)

Location: 12000 Davisburg Rd., Davisburg

Additional Family Fun: Explore the playground or baseball fields at the end of the trail or hop in the car for a short drive to Springfield Oaks County Park which has a beautiful historic barn and walking trails.

Heritage Park Story Trail (Farmington Hills)

Location: 24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Additional Family Fun: Playground, sledding hill, nature center, nature + discovery trail

Livonia Civic Center Library StoryWalk (Livonia) 

Location: 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia (located behind the library).

Additional Family Fun: Bring your skates and take a spin around the FREE outdoor ice rink at Greenmead Historic Village, there’s a great sledding hill too.

Red Oaks Nature Center Storybook Trail (Madison Heights)

Location: 30300 Hales St, Madison Heights
Additional Family Fun: Nature Center play area, educational children’s classes, paved trails, and picnic tables

Beaver Creek Storywalk (Sterling Heights)

Location: 34100 King Richard Drive, Sterling Heights

Additional Family Fun: Picnic area, baseball diamond, playground, toddler play area, tennis cou

Troy Public Library (Troy)

Location: Raintree Park, 3775 John R. Rd, Troy

Additional Family Fun: The storybook trail is located on a paved, stroller-friendly trail. The Park also has a playground with an accessible toddler play structure and separate play structure for older kids along with a disc golf course.