Gnome & Fairy Houses

  • Built from organic materials only ( no plastics/no cardboard )Guidelines for Genome and Fairy Houses on the Columbia Trail
  • Footprint, height/width not to exceed any more than a 12 inch squared area
  • All homes and structures to reside outside a 25-foot right-of-way. (12.5 feet on each side of centerline of the trail)
  • No more than 10 structures per 100 feet of the trail (clustered or spaced)
  • No clearing /damage to live vegetation ( no nails in trees or permanent attachments)
  • No hanging or suspended structures / all structures at ground level
  • Small figurines are permitted in the structure
  • No profanity
  • It is the responsibility of the individuals placing gnomes/homes to maintain and remove it when decay is evident.
  • A once-yearly clearing of any decaying materials will be conducted by Hunterdon County Parks with notice on the trail to the public.
  • The Gnomes/Fairies are accepted and enjoyed by the residents and pedestrian traffic of the Columbia Trail, however, Hunterdon County reserves the right to remove any structures within the park property which do not adhere to these guidelines.