Travelers spend Easter at the Azalea Trails

Travelers spend Easter at the Azalea Trails
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

TYLER, TX (KTRE) - In true spring fashion, people from across the country came right here to East Texas to experience the Azalea Trails.

Azalea trails first timers chose this Easter Sunday to explore the beauty that is nature. 

"It's just beautiful," Hope Hext, a first timer walking the trails said. "Today is beautiful, and the flowers are just gorgeous."

"This is my first year in Texas, I just moved from Chicago, and I've heard a lot about this garden," Blanca Quiroz, a first timer walking the Azalea trail said.  "So far the flowers are beautiful and everything looks nice."

Trail-goers were blown away by the presentation of these blossoming beauties.

"I'm so impressed with the amount of time and investment that the people who live here put in their yards," Janice Glenn, a first timer walking the Azalea trail said. "It's just spectacular."

"It's amazing," Susan Ivester said. "It compares to beautiful gardens I've seen in Canada and North Carolina."

Many who experienced the trails said the bright colors are what keeps their attention the most. 

So, the best way for them to enjoy the scenery is to capture the moment.

"I wanted to come out and video and photograph all the beautiful plants," Cody Davis, an attendee visiting from Austin said.

"This is just one of those things where the weather is so beautiful today and it's dry," Oscar Polk, from Longview, said.

With cameras in hand, and four-legged friends by their side, it's the ideal way for trail-goers to end their weekend. 

"You don't want to miss it, it's peaceful, it's beautiful, and the birds are singing," Hext said.

"I'd like to invite everybody out, this is one of those best kept secrets in this area," Polk said. "It's free, you can get good exercise, and it's just a nice thing to do."

For those who want to catch the trails, it's not too late, the Azalea and Spring Flower Trail continues until April 10.

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