Most People Don’t Know New Jersey Has A Fairy Trail Inside South Mountain Reservation…And It’s Positively Magical

If you’re looking for a magical hike in the most literal sense of the word, look no further than this fairy trail in New Jersey. That’s right! An enchanting adventure awaits you at South Mountain Reservation. Stroll along the Rahway Trail (white blazes) to find miniature fairy homes hidden among the trees.


Isn’t this absolutely charming? A short hike, this is perfect for a family adventure. Park in the Locust Grove lot and start your journey into a secret realm. Remember, take nothing but memories (and photographs!). To learn more about the Garden State’s own fairy trail, watch this video from

The reservation encompasses over 2,000 acres, but for the easiest way to see the trail, you’ll want to access the park from Glen Avenue in Millburn. Visit the South Mountain Preservation site to learn more.

For more amazing places in New Jersey, see my previous post: These 10 Incredible Places In New Jersey Will Bring Out The Explorer In You.

Address: South Mountain Reservation, Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

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October 28, 2020

What are the most well known parks in New Jersey?

When it comes to popular and well known hiking destinations, the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area may be the most well known park in New Jersey. Other popular spots for outdoor exploring include Island Beach State Park, the iconic Speedwell Lake Park, and the beautiful, sprawling Allaire State Park. History buffs love Smithville Park in Eastampton, and if you’re looking for a view, it’s hard to beat Pennington’s Ted Stiles Preserve.

What are the best outdoor adventures in New Jersey?

When it comes to outdoor fun in the Garden State, Norvin Green State Forest is a wonderful destination. In the summer, you can work up a sweat climbing to the Wyanokie High Point and then cool off at the base of Chikahoki Falls on your way back to the Otter Hole parking lot. In South Jersey, mountain biking through Black Run Preserve is sure to show off a hidden pinelands wonder that not many people know about. If you find yourself wanting to explore Central Jersey, take a short hike to Goat Hill Overlook for a stunning view of Lambertville, New Hope, and the Delaware River.

Does New Jersey have any natural wonders?

Paterson’s Great Falls are one of the most stunning natural wonders on the East Coast! The 77 ft cascade on the Passaic River is one of the country’s tallest waterfalls, and the surrounding park is an oasis in an otherwise urban, industrialized area. Other natural wonders in the state include our beautiful beaches, the cliffs along Hartshorne Woods park, and the bluffs of the Atlantic Highlands. The Pinelands National Preserve is home to a remarkable ecosystem that’s a natural wonder, and the one-of-a-kind pigmy pines in the eastern part of the preserve are always fun to see.

Address: South Mountain Reservation, Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052, USA