Dogwood Trail Celebration

Beautiful by day and glorious by night, the lighted trail covers approximately 10 miles highlighting dogwoods and flowering garden areas. While the trees are in bloom (mid-April, depending on the blooming of the Dogwoods), Dogwood Trail signs will be strategically located at each turn in the Trail. Download the 2016 Dogwood Trail Map or follow the signs for a self-guided spring tour!

Paducah's 53rd Annual Dogwood Trail Celebration in 2017 will feature a Lighted Dogwood Trail and Daytime Historic Trail. The 2017 Dogwood Trail Map will be posted here as it is available.

The lighting of the dogwood trail in Paducah began in April 1964 when the Civic Beautification Board started the tradition of touring Paducah in bloom at night. Inspired by the beauty of Knoxville, Tennesee's lighted dogwoods, the trail is now a driving tour traversing Historic Downtown, Lower Town Arts District and other residential neighborhoods. The tour showcases Dogwood, Japanese Maple, Red Bud and Weeping Cherry trees as well as blooming garden areas and other flowering species.

Luxury Travel Magazine included Paducah Dogwood Trail's 50th Anniversary Celebration among top Spring Flower Festivals Across America in 2014.