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Rahway Fairy Trail – Milburn, NJ

The Rahway Fairy Trail is located in Locust Grove section of the South Mountain Reservation, a 2,110-acre nature reserve near Milburn, a suburban townwhip in Essex County, New Jersey, about 20 miles west of Manhattan. Millburn resident and Special Education

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Gnome Tree – Laurel, NY

The Gnome tree is located at 1960 Main Road at Hallock’s Cider Mill in Laurel, New York. The property is owned by Marianne and Wayne Hallock, who live next door to the farm stand and bakery in an old North

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Irish Fairy Door Trail – Dublin, OH

The Irish Fairy Door Trail is touted as the nation’s “First” Irish Fairy Door Trail. Sponsored by the Dublin, Ohio Convention and Visitors Bureau in association with the Irish Fairy Door Company based in Dublin, Ireland, the trail was launched as

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Shire House – Trout Creek, MT

Shire House is an underground guest house located in Trout Creek, Montana by Whitepine Creek Road in a remote valley Northwest Montana. It is 3 hours southwest of Glacier National Park or 3 hours by car from either Spokane, WA

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Gnome Homes – Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Gnome Homes can be found at the base of several trees in Neck Point Park as well as along the Yew Loop walking trail in the Morrell Nature Sanctuary on Vancouver Island in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Signs on the

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Gnome Homes – Bonney Lake, WA

Gnome Homes (doors) were placed in the community parks in the town of Bonney Lake, Washington in the Spring of 2013. The gnome home project was inspired by news articles about Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California where similar

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Faery Door – San Francisco, CA

The Faery Door was located at the base of an elm tree in the Concourse of Golden Gate Park near the DeYoung Museum and Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California. Measuring 12-inches tall, the arched wooden door mysteriously appeared around

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Firefly Forest – Overland Park, KS

Firefly Forest is part of the Tomahawk Creek Trail located in Overland Park, Kansas, directly behind DeAnna Rose Farmstead. The trail was the home to a series of miniature residences (so-called “Gnome Homes”) with American flags, mailboxes, miniature little doors,

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Gnome Tree – Holly Hill, FL

The Gnome Tree is located on Riverside Drive in Holly Hill, Florida, directly across from the entrance to San Robar Drive. In 2003, Virginia Morris, a resident of Holly Hill asked permission of the City Council to allow three wandering

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Columbia Trail – High Bridge, NJ

Columbia Trailis a recreational trail in rural northwestern New Jersey in the town of High Bridge. The quiet, scenic trail runs for 7 miles in Hunterdon County, starting in High Bridge and continues through Washington Township into Morris County for

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Wee Faerie Village, Old Lyme, CT

Wee Faerie Village is an outdoor event sponsored by the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Located on the banks of the Lieutenant River. the museum was the former home of the Lyme Art Colony created by Miss Florence

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The Enchanted Fairy Trail – Richmond, IN

The Enchanted Fairy Trail is a fairy door attraction sponsored by The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau at 5701 National Road East in Richmond, Indiana. Fairy doors were originally discovered in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1993 at the home

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Elf Lane – Red Feather Lakes, CO

Elf Lane (aka, “Gnome Road”) is mountain trail in the quaint village of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. The trail is a quarter-mile long between Lake Hiawatha and Lake Apache. As you enter Elf Lane, there is a sign posted on

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Fairy Woodland – Toledo, OR

Fairy Woodland is a fairy-themed studio/worshop located on the Central Oregon Coast in Toledo, Oregon. Situated on 23 acres of woods, streams, meadows, ferns, fruit trees, and blackberries, the Fairy Woodland workshop is the home John Curtis Crawford who creates

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Fairy Doors – Northville, MI

Fairy Doors have been popular in the Michigan region since the introduction of these tiny architectural features in the town of Ann Arbor. Not to be outdone, the town of Northville, Michigan decided to continue the tradition by installing fairy

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Telephone Pole Gnomes – Oakland, CA

The Telephone Pole Gnomes are located at the base of utility poles in several neighborhoods in Oakland, California. The colorful hand-painted gnomes (6-inches tall with red hats, white beards and brown boots) are painted on scrap wood from old fences

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Leprechaun Door – Syracuse, NY

The Leprechaun Door is located at Coleman’s Irish Pub on historic Tipperary Hill at 100 South Lowell Avenue in Syracuse, New York. Established as a working man’s saloon in 1933, Coleman’s Irish Pub features a 15-inch tall door (aka, “Wee

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Storri and Staebjorn – Gimli, MB, Canada

Storri and Staebjorn are two elves who dwell in the town of Gimli, in Manitoba, Canada. Founded in 1875, Gimli’s population is Icelandic in hertitage. When their ancestors migrated to Canada, they brought with them their myths and traditions. One

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Elfin Doors – Columbus, OH

Elfin doors have come to three parks in Columbus, Ohio courtesy of a project sponsored by Keebler, the baked-goods company with an animated elf mascot named Ernie. Keebler paid artists $400 each to create the doors and donated $5,000 to

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Sleepy Hollow – Blairsville, GA

Sleepy Hollow  is located 6 miles East of Blairsville, Georgia on Hwy 76/515 near the town of Young Harris – right in the heart of the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains (just 90 miles north of Atlanta). This wonderful roadside attraction

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Little People Village, Middlebury, CT

Little People Village is tucked away in the woods in Fairfield County a few blocks north of Maggie McFly’s Restaurant in the sleepy town of Middlebury, CT. Originally called “The Fairy Village”, the site was actually a roadside attraction and

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Fairy Houses – Monhegen, Island, ME

Monhegan Island (aka, “The Island That Time Forgot”) is one of  3,000 rocky, pine-studded islands dotting the mid-coastal waters of State of Maine. It is 10 miles off the coast via ferries from Boothbay Harbor, New Harbor, or Port Clyde. Hidden within

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Fairy House Tour – Portsmouth, NH

The Fairy House Tour is an annual celebration held on the South End of Portsmouth on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the Governor John Langdon House, Prescott Park and Peirce Island in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Billed as “The World’s Largest

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Fairy Doors – Ann Arbor, MI

Fairy Doors with tiny knobs and tiny hinges adorn the downtown area of the City of Ann Arbor, a  University of Michigan college town located 45 miles west of Detroit. These magical portals can be found inside a coffeehouse, beside a

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