See the Magical Fairy Trail Hidden in Suburban New Jersey
Get a glimpse of the cottages and doorways of this magical fairy village in New Jersey made by special education teacher Therese Ojibway.
Special education teacher Therese Ojibway, 60, started to transform the trails of the South Mountain Reservation near her Milburn, New Jersey home about five years ago. Read more about her amazing story here. Here, a friendly welcome greets visitors as they begin the trail. If you’re ever driving through and want to visit the South Moutain Fairy Trail make sure to check their Facebook page for updates on the park first. Check out these other secret locations in every state.
A warm invitation
Even the fairies are invited to stay and make their homes in the village. Take a look at these jaw-dropping photos of the world’s most beautiful countries.
On this trail, birdhouses are meant for more than just birds.
Over the five years Ojibway has been constructing this trail, more cottages have popped up in the corners of this forest. Did you know about these hidden gems in every state?
Some homes even have little yards, like this one with a pumpkin patch—a picturesque autumn scene.
Along the trail, plenty of little surprises lie hidden in houses, under roots, or inside fallen trees. You probably never knew about these secret chambers hidden inside famous landmarks.
Signs posted on the trail remind human visitors to be careful around houses—and inhabitants—much smaller than they are. These mountain towns look like a storybook paradise in winter.
A forest reborn
This fallen tree has life again, thanks to the new dwelling embedded in its roots.
Ojibway started building fairy houses with moss as a young girl in Lansing, Michigan. Now she’s passing on her visions. Unlike this enchanted forest, these are the most haunted forests in the world.
Sticks can be glued together to make chairs and tables.
Sometimes Ojibway takes what she sees in nature and envisions a fairy home out of it, like turning this tree into a cozy abode by adding a door. These are the most amazing trees around the world.
Ojibway often checks up on her creations to make sure no trolls—or forest animals—have tampered with the trail.
The woman behind it all
Ojibway’s imagination and creative talent is the real magic behind this enchanted place. Check out some of the other nicest places in America.