Anyone seeking wildflowers in Dallas: the height of bluebonnet season is in April.
Seeing as bluebonnets are the state flower, if you’re in Texas, it just wouldn’t be right if you went all spring without spending some time among the bluebonnets!!
And the ultimate place to see bluebonnets is Ennis, TX.
Fun fact: Ennis is actually the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas.
Rightfully so, I should say.
It houses the famous Ennis Bluebonnet Trail: a “trail” of great places to see the bluebonnets in all of their glory.
The Ennis Bluebonnet Trail
Basically, the Ennis Bluebonnet Trail is a compilation of locations for bluebonnet viewing in Ennis, which can be viewed on their app.
You simply download their app, Ennis Y’all, (which works for both ios and Android) and check their map for bluebonnet locations.
Each pin on the map expands into a brief description of what you’ll find there.
And the great thing about the app is it also includes other things to do in Ennis if you want to make a day of it!
When we visited, we passed a horse pasture where the owner had left a giant bag of oats so that visitors could feed their horses.
We also saw some beautiful nature, like rolling hills and swans swimming on a peaceful little lake.
Here are some things to know:
- The trails aren’t a walking trail- they’re a driving trail.
- The locations on the app vary in how far away they are from each other, but some are up to an hour away!
- Some locations have picnic benches, so feel free to bring a lunch
- Be careful when walking through the fields- there are some sticks that can get you!
- Don’t pick the bluebonnets– the only time it is okay is on private property with permission from the owner
- Some of the parks have public restrooms– including The Ennis Veterans Memorial Park, Bluebonnet Park, and Minnie McDowall Park
- The trails are open until dark and are free
- If you’re going in peak season, there will be a lot of people there taking photos. The good thing is that the fields are so big that it’s easy to find a spot where no one else is in your pictures!
- The best way to check the status of the blooms is to visit the official site here!
The Ennis Bluebonnet Trail is just forty minutes south of Dallas, and just waiting for you to go and take some photos in it’s gorgeous fields!
If you’re looking for more flower-related activities, check out these two spots for incredible flowers:
- Texas Tulips in Pilot Point (about an hour away from Dallas)
- The Dallas Arboretum (full of gorgeous nature year-round)
And if you’re just looking for Instagrammable places in Dallas? Check out this post on the 40 Most Instagrammable Places in and around Dallas!
See you in the fields!
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