Friday, March 3, 2017

Early Season Blooms

Howard House Museum 3/3/17
You have seen it across East Texas and it is happening in Palestine, Texas too!  We are seeing a beautiful array of flowering trees and bushes throughout the area.

Due to the unseasonably warm winter, we are recommending that if you are coming for the blooms, March 9th through 13th are looking to be the best time to see the most blossoms.  

We do expect the blooming season to be steady beyond these dates with Dogwoods in the canopy and along the trail in Davey Dogwood Park to continue blooming through April 3rd.
Reagan Park 3/2/17

Please visit to see a complete list of accommodations and visit for a full schedule of events for the 79th Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration!

For more information about things to do and see while you are in Palestine, stop in at the Palestine Visitor Center at 825 W. Spring Street or call 800-659-3484.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Signs of Spring

This week has produced a myriad of blooms including a few that are early!  We are spotting Suacer Magnolias, Lady Banks Roses, Redbuds, Azaleas and Dogwoods! Yes, you read that right, Dogwoods are already starting to bloom in Palestine, Texas!  Some Luck!

While the majority of the Dogwoods are still waiting for the right moment, there are a few early risers being spotted around town.   These blooms mostly have been found in areas around town that are under a large canpoy of trees, where Dogwoods thrive.  

The Dogwood traditionally blooms in Palestine, Texas in late March and into early April, but this year, we may be in for an early treat!  

On Monday, Palestine welcomed some really strong rains, which have forced Davey Dogwood Park to be closed this week while fallen trees and debris are removed from the roadways, but we will update you on the blooms in the park as soon as access is granted!

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For more information about the 79th Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration, visit or call 903-723-3014.