My Catawba County
LITeracy Trail Round-Up
LITeracy Trails (LIT = literature, information, and technology) offer an innovative, delightful way to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Since children learn to talk, read, and write through social experiences, these skills often develop in real-life settings through positive interactions with engaging materials. LITeracy stations bring reading, technology, and fitness activities to the forefront as people connect to the stories in their own ways.
Each trail consists of 18 individual stations that trace the storyline of different children’s books while also offering opportunities for exercise and further exploration. Featured books are changed on a quarterly basis.
Catawba County hosts LITeracy Trails at four local parks and historical attractions:
- Bakers Mountain Park (6680 Bakers Mountain Road, Hickory, NC 28602)
- Bunker Hill Covered Bridge (4160 US Hwy 70, Claremont, NC 28610)
- Murray's Mill Historic Site (1489 Murray's Mill Road, Catawba NC 28609)
- St. Stephens Park & Dog Park (2247 36th Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601
These LITeracy Trails were created through the efforts of the Catawba County Historical Association, Catawba County Parks, local Boy Scout groups, and Catawba County Leadership Academy in partnership with the Catawba County Library System.
For a more in-depth look at a local LITeracy Trail, check out this trip report and video featuring the LITeracy Trail at Bakers Mountain Park (currently featuring the story “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin).