The magic has returned to Infirmary Mound Park! The fairies have migrated back to the Wildflower Trail. Their village, featuring over 40 fairy homes and businesses, will be up from May 1st through the month of September! And more fairies will be moving in at times over the summer! Will you find them all? This year you can also use the United Fairy Postal Service to write to the fairies. They may even write you back!
To access the trail, park at the Shelter 6 parking area. Visit the sign near the playground and grab a map or print one at home! Follow the signs and map around Mirror Lake to the start of the Fairy Trail. If Shelter 6 is full, you can park at the Shelter 5/horse gravel lot and follow the signs from there as well.
The start of the Wildflower/Fairy Trail is about 1/4 mile from the parking area at Shelter 6. The actual Fairy Trail is a 1/4 mile loop. After the heavy rain in the last couple days the paths will be wet in places! Wear shoes for mud puddles!
The wee folk wanted us to share some Fairy Directives while visiting:
1) Please be kind! Follow all current health guidelines.
2) Leave No Trace! Please do not leave any glitter, trash, or plastic. These can hurt the fairy friends.
3) Please stay on trail! There are plants like poison ivy and stinging nettle in the woods in this area!
4) Please leave houses as you find them! So the next visitors can experience the magic as well.
Share your adventures at #LPDfairytrail