July 24, 2020 Mariah

Family Self-Guided Story Walk at The Boulders, Dalton

Hike the 0.5 mile Healthy Heart Loop and enjoy the fun story of a young fox!

The story walk will be on display for a self-guided adventure from Saturday, July 25th – Sunday, August 16th (dawn to dusk) at The Boulders Reserve.

Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer by Mary Holland is a photographic journal of a red fox as he explores the world around him during the first few months of his life. He’s about a month old when he first comes out of the den. Watch as he learns to hunt through play and by using his senses. See the changes as he grows from a young kit to a young fox. After all, by the next summer, he’ll have kits of his own! Naturalist photographer and environmental educator Mary Holland has captured Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer in a way that is sure to grab children’s hearts.

While the audience of the book is 1st to 2nd grade, the content is great for all ages- even adults! 

Be sure to also check out the author’s incredible Naturally Curious blog.


To the trailhead parking area on Gulf Road, Dalton: take routes 8/9 east from the center of Pittsfield.  Take a left onto Park Avenue in Dalton, past Craneville School.  Take a left onto Gulf Road. Park at the pull-off on the left, opposite the parking for the Appalachian Trail. We do not recommend taking Gulf Road from Lanesboro; this is a very rough, seasonal dirt road.

GPS: 42.4816, -73.1783 (trailhead parking on Gulf Road)