Daffodils and forsythia have been in full glory. Now, it's time to showcase the dogwoods. The 57th annual Dogwood Trail organized by the Paducah Civic Beautification Board will be April 12 through 18. There will be four on-trail winners and four off-trail winners.
The Dogwood Trail features approximately 12 miles of lighted dogwoods and spring plantings. While the trees are in bloom, there will be Dogwood Trail signs strategically located at each turn in the Trail. The tour showcases Dogwood, Japanese Maple, Red Bud, and Weeping Cherry trees as well as blooming garden areas and other flowering species.
New this year The Paducah Civic Beautification Board asks that streets and neighborhoods all across Paducah light up their trees and landscaping. The Board is planning to reroute the trail for 2022 and will base the new route on the areas that showcase their homes the best this year.
2021 Dogwood Trail Bicycle Ride with BikeWorld The 2021 Dogwood Trail Bicycle Ride will take place Sunday, April 18 beginning at 2:30 p.m. from BikeWorld, 809 Joe Clifton Drive. This leisurely pedal will takers riders east to Fountain Avenue and then to neighborhoods in the city's west end before ending back to BikeWorld. The course is 11 miles with opportunities for riders to adjust the distance from a few blocks to a few miles to suit their wishes. The route is shared with motor vehicles (not closed to car traffic), but the streets are mostly residential, many with sidewalks, marked, and well signed with “Bike Route Today” notices. BikeWorld staff will ride the route on bikes to assist as needed. Should a rider encounter a mechanical or physical problem, a driver in a truck will be on call to help. Masks covering the nose and mouth are required until riders are on the route and safely spaced out. Helmets are required for the duration. No entry fee. Bicyclists do share streets with car traffic and are responsible for obeying traffic laws. Children should be accompanied by responsible adults. If you have a question, contact BikeWorld at 270-442-0751.
Make your plans to enjoy the natural beauty of Paducah.