When springtime descends upon the Piney Woods, the eye is dazzled by an explosion of color from the profusion of blooms in the azalea trails.
Early-March to mid-April is arguably the best time to plan a camping trip to Rusk, as it is when nature puts on its annual show in the garden capital of Texas – Nacogdoches.
Pick up a trail map at the Visitor’s Center at 200 E. Main Street, and drive down the 25 glorious miles of routes that meander through the town. The routes are divided into three trails, and each one is a visual feast.
More than 7,000 of the vibrant flowers can be seen at Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. Every Saturday afternoon during the season, you can enjoy a free guided tour.
Shop and Stroll
An event associated with azalea time, Shop and Stroll is scheduled for March 25. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can walk around downtown Nacogdoches and drop into shops such as Liberty Bell, Polka Dotz and Twigs and Tin.
Farmers’ Market Spring Fling
If you’re in town on April 8, don’t miss the Spring Fling Farmers Market. The market is open every Saturday morning in the historic downtown area at 108 Pearl Street, but the spring event should be extra special.
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