Troll along at this enchanted Ohio Fairy Trail

The Fairy Trail at Infirmary Mound Park

Calling all roaming gnomes filled with wanderlust, get your little goblins to the Fairy Trail at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville, Ohio. This .25-mile trail in Licking County is sure to be magical for kids of all ages!

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What is the Fairy Trail?

The Fairy Trail at Infirmary Mound Park in Ohio is a walkable trail involving many tiny “fairy” homes and a storybook trail using the book Backyard Fairies. The Fairy Trail is open from May 1 – September 30 each year. While the fairies are resting, the trail is known as the Wildflower Trail.

Ohio Fairy Trail - Fairy Trail at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville, Ohio
Fairy Trail at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville, Ohio

Visitors to the Fairy Trail will find plenty of magical fairy dwellings throughout the trail. Make sure not to disturb their little spaces so the Fairy Trail stays nice for others. No glitter or plastic is permitted on the trail.

Possibly the best part of the trail was our visit to the United Fairy Postal Service! Yes, the Fairies handle their own mail! The postal service provides paper and markers (FYI- the paper was empty on our visit, so maybe through some extra paper and markers in your purse) for children to create letters and photos for the Fairies! A note next to the mailbox encourages writers to leave their email address or home address- we’re still waiting on a magical message to appear in our email.

How do I find the Fairy Trail at Infirmary Mound Park?

Infirmary Mound Park is located at 4351 Lancaster Rd. Granville, Ohio, 43023. This is a quick day trip from Columbus – it’s just over 30 minutes from downtown.

When you arrive at Infirmary Mound Park, pull around the visitor center and park at Shelter 6. From there it is a 1/4 mile walk to access the Fairy Trail. The Trail is not stroller-friendly or accessible, however, it’s easy enough for kids to walk in flip-flops. 😉 I wore my favorite Chacos.

More things to do near Granville, Ohio

While visiting the Granville area with kids, make sure to visit the Newark Earthworks! These ancient mounds were built by the Hopewell Culture between 110 B.C. and 500 B.C. You can read more info about visiting by reading my Newark Earthworks post. While we lived in the area for 7 years, we also enjoyed frequently hiking with our kids at Blackhand Gorge Nature Preserve and Dawes Arboretum.

Need a place to stay? I recommend Sky Hi Getaway near Buckeye Lake. It’s big enough for the entire family!

Looking for a hotel room? Check out the Doubletree in downtown Newark or the Cherry Valley Lodge near Granville.

For my complete list of things to do in Newark: Things to do in Newark, Ohio (with or without kids).

Have you visited a Fairy Trail? What did you think?


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