It’s not too late to search for fairies at the Fairy Trail at Infirmary Park in Granville, Ohio! Take the kids on an adventure through the woods and keep an eye out for fairies as you find all 24 little homes, schools, and businesses. The fairy trail will remain open until the end of September!
Walk along the trail by the lake to start your adventure. Follow the signs and read the “Good Night, Fairies” story book signs as you approach fairy land along the Wildflower Trail.
Once you reach the entrance, open the treasure box and write a letter or draw a picture for the fairies. Leave it in the mailbox and they may write you back! Adventure is ahead!
Look up, look down, look all around for fairy dwellings! You’ll find homes, a playground, school, shops, library, inns, “city” buildings, a grumpy old gnome home, and even the tooth fairy house.
Once you finish the trail, we encourage you to turn around and go back the other way. We found places that we missed on the first pass! Remind your children to look, but don’t touch, so they don’t upset the fairies (and for the trail to be enjoyed by future guests).
This free family activity is a great way to spend some time together in nature. You can expect to spend at least an hour for the trail if you aren’t rushing, but even up to 2 hours. There are swings and a pavilion at the parking area, so you could even bring a picnic lunch or dinner and stay a little longer.
The trail is open to all during regular park hours and should remain until fall (exact date tba). The fairy trail is located along a dirt and grass path through the woods, so it won’t be a smooth ride for a stroller or wheelchair, but it should be possible to get through.
Fairy Trail details
The Licking Parks District Fairy Trail is located on the Wildflower Trail northeast of Mirror Lake. Follow the signs to the trail from the Shelter 6 parking lot.
After you’re done at the Fairy Trail, drive a couple of miles into downtown Granville. Grab some frozen custard at Whit’s, dine at Moe’s, Day Y Noche, Taco Dans, or Elm’s Pizza (or one of the other great places. You could also spend a few more hours at the amazing Wildwood Park! There’s so much to explore in Granville.
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Want to search for more fairies? Check out the Irish Fairy Door Trail in downtown Dublin! Find all the doors in the local shops, and earn a prize! You find this adventure, and more, in our Fun and Tasty Adventure Trails roundup.