Head to Belle Isle for a magical search and find adventure this fall!

Fairies have returned to Belle Isle! The fairies invite you to explore and look for their fairy doors in a fun, interactive scavenger hunt. All of their doors are located on the grounds surrounding the Belle Isle Aquarium and Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory (both are currently open to the public). You’ll find the general whereabouts on the map, but it is up to you to find their exact locations.

Each door is a nod to environmental stewardship and the connection fairies (and humans) feel to the world around them. As you discover the fairy doors, you can read about the inspiration behind each one by taking the corresponding number from the map and matching it with the number in the booklet available here.

Find your favorite fairy door and tag us @littleguidedetroit.com in your social post.

Plan a trip to see them before they fade away on Friday, December 3rd. Download the PDF of the door map here.

More Family Fun On Belle Isle

While you’re on the island, go on a nature walk (the trail starts near the Athletic Complex), let the kids run around the new playground next to the Belle Isle Nature Center, or stop by the Great Lakes Museum (current hours are Friday-Sunday from 10am to 5pm). Hold on to these days together and watch the sunset over the city from Sunset Point.

Please note, Belle Isle is a Michigan State Park and a vehicle pass is required ($12 annually for admission to all state parks).