Hike HCT’s Storybook Trail featuring The Gruffalo

Experience “The Gruffalo” at HCT’s Storybook Trail!

When: August 13th – September 6th from dawn ’til dusk

Where: Start at the Burgess-Brown Land trailhead entrance at the end of Murray Lane in Harvard, MA

Cost: Free of charge

Ideal for young readers of all skill levels, the storybook trail at Brown Burgess Land offers an opportunity to experience a children’s story while wandering along a ½ mile path through the woods. Join us for the first time or return to experience this trail again and again in all its summer glory!

About the Gruffalo
The Gruffalo, written by Julia Robinson, is a playful and beloved story about a clever little mouse and a monster in the woods. When mouse goes for a walk in the forest, he invents tales of a fantastic creature called a Gruffalo to scare off his enemies. Imagine his surprise when he meets a real Gruffalo!

Walking The Burgess-Brown Trail
The walking loop at Brown Burgess land (http://www.harvard-trails.com/brown.html) is an enchanting one for hikers of all ages, offering new discoveries around every corner. The trail begins by crossing a meadow with vestiges of old apple trees and a small pond. You then enter piney woods and pass by a spectacular glacial erratic rock structure which triggers the imagination of young ones. Mysterious stone piles and stone walls along the walk remind us how this forest was once farmed land.

Tell Us About Your Experience
We hope that the story book trail offers a new adventure and way to experience our beautiful town for you and your little ones! Please share your feedback and photos by emailing us at sights@harvardconservationtrust.org.