Trail Tales Story Walk

Stark Parks and Stark Library are pleased to partner to create a permanent Trail Tale story walk at Sippo Lake Park

Beginning at the Exploration Gateway Shelter and Playground, the crushed limestone trail will take you toward Sippo Lake and the Exploration Gateway building while stopping to read and view the illustrations and pictures on large pages of a book on display.  Stories will be changing several times during the year.  Check out the bottom of each page for some fun facts and activities that go along with the story!

Braille reading plates will be attached to each station. While the stories will be geared toward elementary readers.  The Trail Tale is open to all ages and abilities.  We hope you enjoy being part of the story and the sights and sounds of your time and experiences at the park!

The trail is a crushed limestone surface for biking and hiking, accessible for strollers, wheelchairs, or wagons.  Park in the lower parking lot and access the trail by the kiosk.  The stations will begin after the trail bends and heads toward Sippo Lake.

This project was supported by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Outreach Grant.


Sippo Lake Park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.  


Sippo Lake Park-North, 5712 12th St. NW, Canton 44708


2022-23 Schedule

  • June
    • There's a Hole in the Log at the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long
      There's a log on the bottom of the lake
      There's a log on the bottom of the lake
      There's a log?
      There's a log!
      There's a log on the bottom of the lake.

      But it turns out there's a a whole lot more than just a log on the bottom of this lake!

  • July
    • Oona
      Oona and her best friend Otto love to search for treasure…
      and often find trouble instead. Messy trouble. Tricky trouble.  Even shark-related trouble. That’s never stopped them before, though! After all, no proper treasure hunt is
      without some adventure. But when the grandest treasure
      yet is stuck in a deep, dark rift, Oona’s not sure if she
      can dive right in. What might be waiting for her in those
      unknown waters?
  • August
    • In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming
  • September
    • Grumpy Monkey
  • October
    • Hansel and Gretel by Bethan Woollvin
  • November
    • If I Had a Dinosaur by Alex Barrow
  • December
    • When the Snow is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall by Jean Reidy
  • January
    • Dear Yeti by James Kwan

      *Books subject to change and may not be switched over on the first of each month.