Chris Clemens

Creator + Owner + Author = Chief Exploring Officer. Chris has been traveling back and forth across New York for years studying and discovering the tucked away gems of the state and chronicling the journey


  1. Free Date Ideas In Rochester, NY (and within a 1 hour drive) - Mindfully Frugal Mom
    June 3, 2016 @ 10:54 am

    […] 5. Fairy Houses of Tinker Nature Park […]


    • Charlene schultz
      August 14, 2017 @ 2:47 pm

      Can the public leave fairie8s on the property if not who removes them and how can you get them back. My grand daughter and I left a small fairy that was sitting on a chair we left it in a heart we made and came back 10 minutes later and it was gone.


      • Chris Clemens
        August 14, 2017 @ 6:08 pm

        Hi Charlene.

        So, I’m not affiliated in any way with Tinker Nature Park, but according to a post made on their blog in 2016, they do not allow the public to leave any items to remain part of the trail. That post can be found here:

        You’d probably do better to get in touch with the park directly and see what they do with items that have been left behind. Good luck!


  2. Discover Tinker Nature Park | Erie Station Village Apartments and Townhouses – Rochester, NY
    June 14, 2016 @ 1:19 pm

    […] At 68 acres, Tinker Nature Park isn’t Monroe County’s biggest park, but it might be a contender for its most magical. Its cobblestone Tinker Homestead Museum, built in 1830, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park contains a free and easily accessible outdoor labyrinth where more meditative types can take a physical or spiritual walk. If you look closely while strolling the trails, you can find the diminutive dwellings of a local fairy population. […]


  3. Katie
    March 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

    From one of the artists who says they have now been instructed to remove all fairy houses “ the reason that was provided to us was that the fairy trail brought a great many visitors. A few left behind trash and trinkets creating more work for the staff.”


  4. Kathy Davis
    March 23, 2019 @ 1:16 am

    Once again the actions of a few hurt the many. Why punish all? Make it a learning moment! Use the fact the some people litter and hurt things that are not theirs, as a time to teach children and adults to maybe bring a bag with them and while they walk, they can help the park by picking up any litter they see (even if it’s not theirs). Maybe start there. Please don’t take this precious trail away.


    • Cheryl
      March 24, 2019 @ 12:31 pm

      I agree it’s sad to just take it away


  5. Joan
    March 23, 2019 @ 7:02 am

    Seems too bad to remove, they are enchanting! Kids must be charmed with them!


  6. Ellen
    March 23, 2019 @ 7:38 am

    I for one would volunteer… If wet had only been given the opportunity to help! Please reconsider!


  7. Laurinda Hartt Fournier
    March 23, 2019 @ 8:28 am

    I am devastated. Why was the public not consulted? I feel the actions of a few have robbed us of something extraordinary and no warning was given. Please reconsider or tell us what we can do to bring this back!


  8. Barbara
    March 23, 2019 @ 9:03 am

    I hope you will reconsider. The fairy house park is a magical place. I love to take my grandchildren there and look for the sweet houses. Think of all the good the park is doing by providing such a fun, whimsical place for children. Why not at least give us another summer. I would be happy to pick up any litter I see on my walks.


  9. Karin
    March 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

    This is truly upsetting! I discovered the fairy trail and took my 2 children there many times for a walk in nature and they LOVED seeing the fairy houses! It is a true gem that has brought people and their children to the park and it’s a shame that it is being taken down, especially without input from the community. If litter is an issue, I’m sure the community including myself would step up and take care of cleaning it up.
    Please don’t take away something that has given so many children and adults so much joy!


  10. Gail
    March 24, 2019 @ 4:17 pm

    So, so sad. Please don’t do this. Ask for volunteers to help keep the Fairy Trail tidy.


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