Kansas July 26, 2019
The Enchanting Forest Trail In Kansas That Inspired An Award Winning Short Film
Have you ever gone through a park or hiking trail and noticed something unusual? This trail is not only a beautiful part of Kansas’ collection of parks, but home to a hidden wonder that was part of an award winning short film. This beautiful forest trail in Kansas is perfect for a day’s hike with the whole family. Come see for yourself!
Welcome to Tomahawk Creek Trail, a beautiful spot hiding out in Overland Park. However, this trail has inspired a short film called The Gnomist, a story about a magical experience shared by friends and something special hiding in the woods.
To understand the film about this trail, first we must visit somewhere called the Firefly Forest, a section of this trail that's a little special.
What makes the Firefly Forest special are these miniature doors installed into the bases of trees, making it appear to be a home for tiny people like fairies or gnomes.
This forest became the home of imaginary fairies and gnomes when a mystery crafter started installing the doors. People started leaving notes for the miniature inhabitants, and the film follows three women who found a new outlook on life thanks to this magical addition to something as simple as fairy doors.
The overarching message of the film is that troubles can seem hard, but they can pass the time with a smile if they only embrace the magic around them. Though we think Kansas is a perfect place for something like this, there is truly magic in nature everywhere.
Tomahawk Creek Trail is 18.2 miles of out-and-back trail full of trees, wildflowers, and of course these little fairy doors.
Next time you're looking for an outdoor adventure with the family, why not look for fairy doors at this beautiful Kansas trail? Maybe soon we'll start to see fairy doors all over Kansas.
To see more about The Gnomist, check out
their website here.
Overland Park, KS 66209
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