Born Learning Trails

The Born Learning Trail is a fun, easy way for parents, grandparents and caregivers to capture children’s natural curiosity and love of play to help build early-learning skills which are critical for school readiness. A series of signs offering educational games (approved by experts) will guide adults on specific ways to create learning games outdoors and suggest tips to use a home.

The Born Learning Trail is an interactive, playful and visible tool for all community members. The trail is a community change strategy, helping boost children’s language and literacy skills – and encouraging families to get active.  It’s a great way to elevate awareness of early childhood education and support year-round healthy habits for local children.  

Our area trails were installed by local volunteers and are a true testament to the power of teamwork. Each trail also features hand-painted artwork to accompany the signs along the sidewalk, for even more interactive play opportunities.

We hope you’ll explore your local Born Learning Trail today!

Our Trail Locations

Mary Lou Retton Park

Old Monongah Road
Fairmont, WV




Monongah- Rail Trail Head

W. Fork River Trail
Monongah, WV




Windmill Park

900 Ogden Ave.
Fairmont, WV

Elkins City Park

401 Davis Ave.
Grafton, WV

Castle Creek Playground

Fetterman Park
Grafton, WV

Barbour County Fairground

54 Tower Way
Belington, WV

Allegheny Highlands Trail

Davis Street
Parsons, WV