April 26, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

Graham Cave State Park hosts Storybook Hike May 11

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 26, 2019 – As life springs out of nearly every hill and valley of Graham Cave State Park, important parent-child bonds are developing between mothers and babies. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 11, park naturalists will honor this special relationship by featuring the children’s picture book “The Road Home,” by Katie Cotton with a self-guided hike. After the hike, visitors can stop by the Visitors Center to experience fun learning activities, interactive displays and craft projects centered on baby animals and animal homes.

Activities and displays include the following:

  • Make your own bird’s nest
  • “What’s that baby’s name?”
  • A live ant farm
  • Animal homes
  • “All about Eggs”
  • “Orphaned” babies and what to do

Graham Cave Loop Trail is a 0.3 mile moderate level hike starting at the lower parking lot. We encourage you to dress for the weather on for the hike. Insect repellent is recommended.

All activities for this event are free and open to the public. Special accommodations will be provided upon request. For information on accessibility, please contact Graham Cave State Park at 573-564-3476.

Graham Cave State Park is located off Interstate 70, between Kingdom City and St. Louis, on Highway TT, 2 miles west of Highway 161 at the 170 Exit in Danville. For more information about the event, call Graham Cave State Park at 573-564-3476.

For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.