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Bilingual books on display along Smokies, Gatlinburg trails

Young park visitors examine a  Storybook Trail sign. NPS photo Young park visitors examine a Storybook Trail sign. NPS photo

Through Aug. 31, three Storybook Trail of the Smokies displays featuring pages in English and Spanish will be open in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and nearby Gatlinburg.

Storybook Trails installations are up along Fighting Creek Nature Trail at Sugarlands Visitor Center in the park and along trails at Mills Park and Mynatt Park in the City of Gatlinburg. The trails will feature books published by the Great Smoky Mountains Association: “We’re Going to the Mountains (Vamos a las Montañas)” by Steve Kemp, “The Great Smoky Mountains Salamander Ball (El Baile de las Salamandras en las Montañas Smokies)” and “The Troublesome Cub (El Osezno Problematico)” by Lisa Horstman.  Each month, the stories will rotate among the three parks.  

The first Storybook Trail of the Smokies traveled to trails across the park in 2021 and 2022, featuring a rotation of stories in English and one bilingual book in English and Cherokee.

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