Over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails have now opened celebrating 70 years of Ennis Bluebonnet Trails.
The oldest such trails known in the state, tens of thousands of visitors make the short drive over to Ennis, the “Official Bluebonnet City Of Texas”, every year to view this wonderful wildflower show.
Located southwest of Dallas, Ennis has now begun showcasing its fairytale trails to the public as part of the 2023 Ennis Bluebonnet Festival which kicked off at the start of April.
Sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club, over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails will be on show from April 1-30 while a special Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival will take place from Friday, April 14th to Sunday, April 16th featuring live music, arts & crafts, food, and more.
After being designated the home of the Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail by the 1997 State Legislature Ennis became the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas and has been a popular destination for flower and nature lovers ever since.
In Ennis, the bluebonnets typically peak around the 3rd week of April, according to the Ennis Garden Club. This can vary year to year due to weather conditions and terrain so checking the website or calling 972-878-4748 before visiting is advised.
The Ennis Welcome Center is open 7 days a week in April other than Easter Sunday.
More information can be found at www.bluebonnettrail.org.
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