Woodland Fairies Visit North Country Trails
The fairies are here, the fairies are here!
Each spring a merry group of fairies migrates through the North Country on their way home for the summer. These aren't just any fairies – these fairies live in the woods, where they spend their days bonding with birds, talking with trees, buzzing with bugs, and getting friendly with fungi. As you might guess, over time they’ve become expert naturalists. For a limited time only, you’ll have the chance to visit their fairy houses and ask them any questions you have about nature.
The North Country fairies can be found in three places during their visit (locations below). At any time between May 7th - June 1st, find their homes using the clues below and leave notes with your nature questions inside. Please also leave your first name and age, so the fairies can address you personally when they reply.
*Check out natureupnorth.org/askafairy after June 6th to see the fairies' answers to your questions!
Fairies build their houses to blend in with the surroundings, so they can be tricky to find. Here's the set of clues they left to help you find them!
Bend in the River Park (Canton)
Coordinates: Latitude 44.585278°, Longitude -75.176389°
To find our hidden home you'll need to be clever,
First, follow the path along the bend in the river.
Go past the blue benches and grills without concern,
And keep walking along until the path starts to turn
Now search for the big tree that’s all alone,
In the folds of its trucks, we have hidden our home!
Harper’s Falls Trail (Clare, NY)
Coordinates: Latitude 44.4365°, Longitude -75.0742°
To visit our fairy home head on down the trail
You’ll pass two bridges, both with no rail
When you can just hear the roar of Harper’s Falls
Start looking close on the right, we aren’t very tall
Behind a pile of logs with a saw's clean mark,
Our home’s white roof is made of birch bark.
The Maple City Trail (Ogdensburg, NY)
**We are sorry, but this fairy house is no longer available to visit. Thimble & Blossom hope to visit Ogdensburg again in the future!
Enjoy your visit with the fairies, and remember, check for their responses to your questions at natureupnorth.org/askafairy after June 6th!