I feel bad for stealing work so please do upvote the other answers.
(What exactly is the convention for "Who gets to compile all the answers"?)
What is at the end of each path:
Direction - Puzzle (Credit)
Bottom Left - "Free Silicon!" (Sconibulus)
The sign says Free Silicon!, which is an anagram of Fierce Lions!.
This is going back the way we came. There is a very angry family at the end of this road. That is very bad.
Bottom Right - What even is this (Sconibulus)
The words we have are:
Bar Bar Ric Bites!
This is an anagram for: Barbaric Tribes!
Top Right - 4, 18, 16 (Radoslav Hristov)
4, 18, and 16 are the atomic numbers of the elements: Beryllium, Argon, and Sulfur. Their respective symbols are: Be, Ar, and S. When you put them together you get Bears.
Top - "Cross Point" (Sconibulus)
The t is kinda blurred out so we just pretend it's not there. The words we are left with are: Cross Poin, which is an anagram for Scorpions.
Top Left - "Suffocation" (Me for once omg)
The word Suffocation can be converted to Butterflies using a basic substitution cipher.
Yeah I just kinda put "suffocation" in an online cryptogram solver and prayed. I'm not smart.
The only path that leads to something probably friendly is the top left path leading to butterflies apparently. I guess we should choose the top left path.
(Please upvote the other partial answers though because I'm dumb.)