The fall StoryWalk book at Hawthorn Hollow is called “Over in the Forest” written by Marianne Berkes and illustrated by Jill Dubin.

Fall StoryWalk now available at Hawthorn Hollow

Kenosha Public Library helps choose the book 'Over in the Forest'


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.

SOMERS — 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 fall, follow book pages with a story that enhances your adventure through the forest at Hawthorn Hollow as you learn about woodland wildlife!

The fall book is called “Over in the Forest” written by Marianne Berkes and illustrated by Jill Dubin. This book is geared toward pre-school and early elementary children, teaching them how to count to 10 and learning about animals all around them. Learning is fun while discovering one of the most beautiful ecosystems in the world! 

The StoryWalk experience will be available to read through Dec. 23.

To find the fall Storywalk, follow the main Entrance Trail to the Trillium trail. Please note, the trail may be harder for those with mobility issues. Take caution and enjoy the hike! This StoryWalk experience will be available to read until December, when Hawthorn Hollow closes for the season. Hawthorn Hollow closes on Dec. 23 and reopens to the public on March 1, 2023.

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, 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