Photo from the cover of the 1990 Dogwood Trail Celebration brochure.
Lighted Dogwood Trail
The lighting of the dogwood became a tradition in
1964 when the Paducah Civic Beautification Board began this
nighttime tour of Paducah in bloom. Residents and businesses
spotlight dogwoods, azaleas, and blooming gardens throughout the
city. A Dogwood Reception held at City Hall kicks off the April
celebration. The trail is marked by signs placed at frequent
intervals along the route. The tour may be done by walking, bike,
private car or bus. Since its beginning, the Trail has grown from
two blocks to a twelve-mile tour of the West End lasting an hour
and a half with another 12 miles of alternate routes. Beautiful
both day and night, the Dogwood Trail encourages passersby to
appreciate how nature has blessed Paducah.
Originally submitted by: Ed Whitfield, Representative (1st District).
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