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Worth the Drive: Ennis Bluebonnet Trails

Ennis' Bluebonnet Trails are open from dawn to dusk

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    NEWSLETTERS

    If you haven't taken your annual bluebonnet photos yet, there's still time! Sandy Anderson, chairperson of the Ennis Bluebonnet Trail, talks about the 40-miles of trails absolutely loaded with bluebonnets and wildflowers. Drive them this weekend!

    Can't get enough of the state flower? Then it's worth the drive 30 miles south of Dallas on Interstate 45 to Ellis County.

    Ennis the "Official Bluebonnet City" of Texas is home to some of the best and most abundant bluebonnets in the state, and this year is one of the best ever.

    Thanks to rain this past fall and winter the bluebonnets started blooming early, so the trails are brimming with beautiful bluebonnets are already open from dawn to dusk.

    While bluebonnets seemed to have disappeared along the roadsides in North Texas, Sandy Anderson, the chairperson of the Ennis Bluebonnet Trail, said Friday there are 40-miles of driving trails and Highway 85 and FM 1181 still have rolling hills of bluebonnets.

    If you're no sure where to set up your totally Texas family portrait, Ennis' Convention and Visitors Bureau is more than happy to help with a map pointing to the most picturesque spots.

    We've linked it here, but you can also pick one up at the Ennis CVB starting March 31.

    The 61st Annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival is April 21-22. On those days you can pick up a map at the Ennis Garden Club information booth, that's the big white tent in Pierce Park on NW Main Street downtown.

    This weekend there will be more to see than just beautiful bluebonnets. Downtown Ennis will have arts and crafts, a kids' fun area, bluebonnet souvenirs for sale, food and live entertainment.

    Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau
    Open March 31 - April 27
    Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed Easter Sunday, April 8)
    VisitEnnis.org or call 972-878-4748