The children's book, "Summer Song," will be showcased during the Summer StoryWalk at Hawthorn Hollow.

Summer StoryWalk now available at Hawthorn Hollow

Kenosha Public Library helps choose 'Summer Song'


Hawthorn Hollow grew out of love for the land. As a nature sanctuary and arboretum, Hawthorn Hollow has been connecting people and nature through environmental education for more than 50 years. Hawthorn Hollow is owned and operated by the Hyslop Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501 c3 organization formed in 1964.

Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, in partnership with the Kenosha Public Library, has once again opened a new StoryWalk trail. The StoryWalk program creates interpretive trails based on popular children’s books. This summer, follow book pages with a story that enhances your adventure through the prairie at Hawthorn Hollow, with a surprise attraction at the end!

The summer book being showcased is called “Summer Song,” written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Dronzek. While walking the colorful trails of the prairie along the woodland edge, readers will be immersed in the story of the many sights, smells, and sounds of summer.  

The StoryWalk experience is fun for all ages.

StoryWalk begins on the Old Indian Trail in Hawthorn Hollow’s restored prairie, and ends at a tipi; a limited time attraction at the sanctuary. Signage is placed near the parking lot and along trails to guide visitors in the right direction. This StoryWalk experience will be available to read until September, when the autumn book will be installed.  The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. StoryWalks have been enjoyed in all 50 states and 13 countries, including Malaysia, Russia, Great Britain, Bermuda, and Pakistan. Thank you to the Kenosha Public Library for making this StoryWalk possible!

Hawthorn Hollow, 880 Green Bay Road, and is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. There is no admission fee, however donations are graciously accepted. For more information about Hawthorn Hollow’s upcoming events, go to