Viewers of this website are well aware that Clark Lake is awash with great stories, including those about the Spirit Trail.  Through June, a new twist to “story” will appear on the section of the Trail that was formerly the Cincinnati-Northern Railway bed.

This new twist is the spring project of the Jackson District Library called “Story Walk.”  Rachel Fenningsdorf, Concord and Hanover branch manager, describes it as “a book printed on weather-proof yard signs that people can read as they are walking trails.”  Forty-five of these yard signs are lining this section of the Spirit Trail that parallels Hyde Road.  The book featured is “Your Grandparents Are Ninjas”, by Anson Montgomery and is a “choose your own adventure.” That allows story-walkers to decide “what happens as the story progresses, and to experience several different endings.”  The signs will also appear on these trails: Ella Sharp Museum, Dahlem Center Playscape, and Concord Falling Waters Trailhead.

Those visiting Clark Lake can leave their vehicles in the Township Park and access the Trail through the path adjacent to the post office.  The first map shows the general location.  Scroll down to view the Story Walk section of the Trail, highlighted in red.  “Park” shows where to park.

The Clark Lake Spirit Trail was built and is maintained by lake volunteers.  It is funded solely through donations.