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South Mountain Fairy Trail

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South Mountain Fairy Trail
197 Glen Avenue
Millburn, NJ

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Suggested Ages: All

FREE

Discover dozens of tiny fairy houses made of natural materials like twigs, acorns and moss dotted along part of the Rahway Trail.

* Enter at the Locust Grove entrance across from the Millburn Library. Look for the Rahway Trail sign near the large blue recycling bin in the midway in the parking lot.

* The full loop is approximately 1 mile, but can be shortened by taking a right turn onto any of the first three trails that connect to the Rahway Trail–all lead back to the parking lot.

* Downtown Millburn is two blocks away for shops and restaurants. The Turtle Back Zoo and swan paddle boats are nearby.

* Around 30 minutes from midtown (depending on traffic). Short Uber ride from the South Orange train station.

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