Pass Christian is a unique town geographically situated on a peninsula with the Gulf of Mexico to the south, the Bay of St. Louis to the west and Mallini Bayou to the north.
Historic mansions line the beach front and Pass Christian Harbor is one of the most photographed places on the coast. Locals already know this about their scenic hometown. What some locals don’t know is that there is another village within their town; a fairy village.
A hidden nature trail in Pass Christian leads to an Enchanted Forest.The trail is located near the intersection of US Hwy 90 and Fort Henry Road. A walk through the vine tunnel reveals a patchwork of diverse habitats found no where else in the world, which is why it may seem so enchanted. Fairy houses open the door to imagination.
Scenes of wildlife mark the path. Look closely for insects. Insect hotels were built to encourage play in ecological spaces.
Designed with children in mind, there is also a story circle to enhance their interactive experiences through art and ecology. A tree planted in 1925 is dated with national history such as, Pearl Harbor 1941, Man on the Moon 1969, Apple Computer 1976, and Hurricane Katrina 2005. The project was developed by the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain and constructed with cruldren and families in mind.
The trail is also a popular spot for Geocaching, a scavenger hunt using GPS technology. Trail coordinates are 30° 18’23.0l”N, 89° 17’03.66″W. Explore fallen trees in the forest and discover views of Mallini Bayou at Henderson Point.