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Squirrel Trail Exploration

The cute animals literally eat from your hand

The Squirrel trail is definitely the most popular themed route among families. The fluffy animals are coming up close and eat directly from the palm of your hand; enchanting young and old alike. The trail starts at the big wooden squirrel situated outside the Hotel BelArosa. After crossing the Tomeli-Street (below the Waldhotel National) the path leads into the forest and ends at the bust stop Maran. Towards the end of the trail is a big playground with a barbecue area.
Eichhoernliweg | © Nina Mattli

Riddle magazine and storybook

On the famous squirrel trail children can not only feed the cute animals, but also solve riddles along the way. Fun for tall and small. Pick up the exciting riddle magazine at the Arosa Tourist Office. In addition there is a storybook about the squirrel Emily and her father. The story is called “Mensch sein macht müde” (being human is tiring) can also be picked up at the Arosa Tourist Office. You can also follow the boards along the trail which illustrate the story.

Eichhoernliweg | © Nina Mattli

What the squirrel most like to eat

The forests of Arosa offer everything a squirrel’s heart desires: pine cone seeds for the summer and nuts for the winter stock. If you would like to feed the squirrel, please use unpeeled nuts – this helps to chafe the sharp rodent front teeth. An important part of the squirrels’ everyday life.

Eichhoernliweg | © Nina Mattli

Not only squirrels are happy to see you

Besides squirrels the forest is a habitat for numerous birds who also like to be fed. Don’t be afraid, not only the small sparrows and tits like to eat from your hand, but also the bigger nutcrackers like to come close and peck nuts from the palm of your hand.

Eichhörnchen im Schnee | © Nina Mattli

Do squirrels hibernate?

In autumn squirrels start collecting their winter stock by burying seeds and nuts. They do not hibernate but do not like the bitter cold weather neither, so they stay hunkered down in their den. When there is a break in the weather, they will venture out to retrieve some of the food they hid. This is why in Arosa the cute animals can be observed and fed throughout the whole year.

An experience for small and tall

The squirrel trail is not without reason one of the most popular family activities in Arosa. The sweet animals delight children and parents alike.

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