The best path designs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Decorate your island with these lovely paths and borders.

Custom Paths

The creativity of the Animal Crossing community really is never-ending, and that couldn’t be truer than when it comes to the custom path designs. Some prefer paths that match existing assets or blend into the greater universe, while others prefer paths that stand out and make a statement. No matter which you prefer, we’ve got you covered. Paths, borders and mini paths, and some are even full sets with multiple options: Here are 10 of the best path designs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Water Path Overlay Set

Water Path Overlay Set

This absolutely stunning water overlay set allows you to add a water-based look over stone, terracotta, brick, and wood.

Hallowed Cobblestone Path

Hallowed Cobblestone Path

For lovers of gothic and all things spooky, embrace the theme with this dark cobblestone look. It’s one of many Halloween-inspired custom designs for the game.

Matching Paths

Matching Brick Path

This great brick path matches the look of the arched brick bridge. You can also use a wooden stair matching variant.

Cobble Path

Cobble Path

This cute path is blocky, endearing, and just disjointed enough to be a unique addition to your island.

Carousel Path

Carousel Path

Turn your island into a pastel paradise with this love path reminiscent of Candy Land. You can also find a borderless variant called the Royal Pink.

Mermaid Scale Path

Mermaid Scale Path

Embrace your inner merfolk with this gorgeous multi-tone scale path. This is perfect for anywhere on your island, but especially on the beach.

Spring Garden Border

Spring Garden Border

This beautiful border adds a lovely overlay for the edges of your grass, full of small, blossoming multi-colored flowers.

Matching Borders Set

Matching Terracotta Border

This entire thread is full of gorgeous game-matching borders. Get borders for your terracotta (pictured), stone, brick and wood.

Cute Floral Border

Cute Floral Border

This border’s exquisite pink matches perfect with the cherry blossoms bloom at certain times of the year.

Pastel Rainbow Road Mini Path

Pastel Rainbow Road Mini Path

Did I see a blue shell? Wait, wrong game. But close! This mini path was inspired by Rainbow Road from the Mario Kart series.


Honorable mention to this path design that isn’t really a path or border, but it’s perfect for decorating beneath a small fountain or well.