Fairy Door Trail opens for the season in Brussels
BY DENNY SCOTT
With the advent of spring, the Brussels Fairy Door Trail will be reopened soon and, after several years of growth, the village-wide attraction has grown in leaps and bounds.
Organizer Zoellyn Onn said that the trail has approximately 75 entries and is constantly growing, after beginning with approximately 20 doors.
“We had a lot of people join right off the bat, but it has grown substantially since then,” she said.
The Fairy Door Trail started in 2019 and, while the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been great for its growth and attendance, Onn said the trail has generated a lot of interest over the past two years and she hopes it continues to do so.
“There are a number of people who walk it and post about it,” she said.
The trail officially opens on May 1 and is a great outdoor activity for people of all ages to take part in, Onn said.
She also encouraged people who have Fairy Doors on their property, or who have installed them elsewhere, to freshen them up if need be before the May 1 opening dates.
Onn also wanted to remind everyone that, on the trail’s Facebook page, there is a link to a custom Google Map site which includes three trails: the North Trail, East Trail and West Trail, including different starting points for each one.
As of press time, the East Trail included 29 entries and covers 2.78 kilometres, the North Trail has 27, covering 3.72 kilometres, while the West Trail has 20 entries covering 2.61 kilometres.
Aside from offering a recommended way to take in all the Fairy Doors, Onn said there are photos with each entry so people can have a better idea of where to look for the fairy doors.
Onn said that more entries can always be added, and suggested anyone interested contact the organizers of the trail through the organization’s Facebook page. She said questions about the trail, including where to pick up printable maps of the fairy trail, can also be directed to the Facebook page.