through September 25, 2023

Sears Island StoryWalk for children to follow the Homestead Trail

Sat, 08/26/2023 - 4:45pm

Story Location:
Sears Island
Searsport, ME 04974
United States

    SEARSPORT — Carver Memorial Library and Friends of Sears Island are collaborating on an autumn StoryWalk for children to enjoy along the Homestead Trail on Sears Island.

    As families walk along the woods path, they will find posts with laminated pages of the book Hector Fox and the Giant Quest, written and illustrated by Astrid Scheckels.

    “This book is written to appeal to kids ages 5-9, but will be enjoyed by all ages for the detailed illustrations and sense adventure and discovery as a group of woodland friends sets out in search of a giant, rumored to be living in the marsh,” said Friends of Sears Island, in a news release. While reading this story along the trail, families can enjoy their own exploration of the different habitats on Sears Island, keeping an eye out for unexpected sights!”

    The StoryWalk will be available from August 25 - September 25, and directions to the start of the story can be found by the kiosk just beyond the island gate. From start to finish, the story will cover approximately a half mile of the trail.

    Sears Island is located off of Route 1 on Sears Island Road, just east of downtown Searsport.

    To learn more about Friends of Sears Island check out or

    For more information on the Carver Memorial Library, visit

    The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.