Most People Don’t Know Idaho Has A Fairy Trail… And It’s Positively Magical

Whimsical, romantic, and blissfully serene, fairy trails are a unique, family-friendly destination that are often lovingly crafted by hand to welcome nature’s tiniest visitors. But Idaho is home to an incredibly special, waterfront trail that has far more heart and soul than your average miniature village. Informally known as Cleo’s Ferry Museum and Nature Trail, this 1-mile nature stroll-botanical garden-spiritual walk-fairy retreat (all in one) will be your new favorite escape, and is a truly tranquil oasis hiding in right along the river in small-town Idaho. Follow along and see what makes this hidden gem so special!

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Cleo’s Ferry Museum is such a wonderful, serene oasis – and with quite the delightful whimsy and history behind it! Enjoy the beauty and tranquility, drink in the peace and quiet of rural Idaho, and be sure to share your photos and stories with us! We love stumbling upon treasures like this that highlight Idaho’s unique character. What other nature trails make for the perfect scenic getaway?

For more fanciful trails to explore, try this easy historic hike or check out one of Idaho’s most magical places.

Getting here: From Boise/Meridian, follow ID-45 past Melba Rd. Make a left at Dan’s Ferry Gas Station and follow the unmarked private road, which is lined with rusty tricycles and vintage metalware. Follow the signs to the parking lot and donation/check-in area. Keep in mind that this retreat is home to wildlife of all kinds and is a no-dogs trail. Please be respectful.