Story Book children’s trail opens in Monteagle

The new Story Book Trail features book panels posted at child height along a half-mile hike. {Photo Courtesy of South Cumberland State Park}

EVENTS | Monteagle — “The Earth does not belong to us. We belong to the Earth.” These were the poignant words of American Indian Chief Si’ahl (Chief Seattle) uttered over 100 years ago. They are the inspiration for the children’s book, Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. It teaches the lesson of respecting the Earth and all its creatures.

the book Brother Eagle, Sister Sky
The book panels at the new Story Book Trail are excerpts from the children’s book, Brother Eagle, Sister Sky.

On Saturday, November 30, South Cumberland State Park will celebrate the title as they add panels from the book at the first installment on their new Story Book Trail. The event will begin at noon with a guided half-mile hike on a short trail near the Monteagle Visitor’s Center. A park ranger will read the book aloud from illustrated panels posted along trail. Each story book panel is posted at child height to make the reading hikes fun and interactive.

Dutch Maid Bakery of Tracy City will provide snacks. Hikers should meet at 11745 U.S. Highway 41 in Monteagle at noon. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page by clicking here. •

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