The One Michigan City With A Positively Magical Secret

Sometimes, you need to look a little closer to discover the magic right under your nose.

Ann Arbor, Michigan is covered in enchanting portals to the fairy realm. These tiny “fairy doors” are perfectly constructed entryways into a honeycomb of fairy rooms and secret passages. The best part? You might discover one simply walking down the street, or browsing in an ordinary shop.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

You can find a full list of the locations at the Urban Fairies website, which is run by Jonathan B. Wright himself. Some of the loveliest doors are located at Sweetwaters Café, Peaceable Kingdom, Selo Shevel Gallery, Jefferson Market, The Ark, The Ann Arbor Framing Company, Lakewood Elementary School, Red Shoes and Voilà.