Hidden on a side road in the town of Warsaw, Virginia is the Tom Rhodes Tree Carving Trail, or as locals call it, “The Enchanted Forest.”
The site’s creator and carver, Tom Rhodes, has been etching pop culture icons into the trees on this 12-acre property since 2004. As visitors walk along the trail, they will find SpongeBob SquarePants, Bugs Bunny, Garfield, Minnie Mouse, The Lorax, and many other beloved childhood characters residing among the trees.
Today, there are over 80 carvings with more on the way. Finding each carving is like a treasure hunt. In fact, Rhodes has provided a hand-drawn map of the trail in a plastic bag under a rock at the entrance. He welcomes the public to find each of the carvings, marked with an “X” on the map.