Bluebonnet season is officially underway in Texas

Check out the list of places where bluebonnets are plentiful for you to visit!
Sunset on Sugar Ridge Road, Ennis, TX Photo credit Dean_Fikar/ Getty Images

It's that time of year again when beautiful wildflowers, including the ever-popular bluebonnets, can be found on the side of roads and freeways in Texas.

Whether you're looking for that perfect backdrop to your next Instagram photo or you simply want to stop and smell the flowers, here's our guide to bluebonnets this year.

Despite the drought conditions across our state this year, bluebonnets pushed through--- though in some areas more than others--- according to an early bluebonnet bloom report from Director of Horticulture Andrea DeLong Amaya.

"Some of the areas where we got a little bit of rain, like in Central Texas, that really helped boost plants over there. So I think in those areas in Central Texas, we'll see a better show that we will say extreme west Texas and some of the other places that are in a lot of drought," said DeLong Amaya.

Still, even if you don't find yourself in Central Texas where most of the bluebonnet activity seems to be taking place this year, there is one renowned hotspot less than an hour away from DFW-- Ennis, TX.

According to Paper City magazine, Ennis is home to more than 40 miles of mapped driving trails for "peak viewing" in the month of April. Ennis has also been designated as the home of the Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail by the Texas State Legislature and the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas. This year marks the 70th year of its Bluebonnet Festival.

If you are feeling up for a longer road trip, here's a list of other bluebonnet hotspots in and around central Texas:

Fredericksburg- Wildseed Farms & Willow City Loop, a 13-mile trail that winds along lush meadows and farmland near Fredricksburg.

Austin- The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Marble Falls- Turkey Bend Recreation Area, through Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Kingsland, Burnet, Llano and around Lake Buchanan; County Roads 309 and 120 and Farm to Market 962; The Bluebonnet House.

Brenham- The Bluebonnet Trail and Brenham connects an 80-mile wonderland of scenic roads and wildflowers.

Visit here for more travel information to help plan your next Bluebonnet road trip!


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