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Dogwood Trail, Paducah Kentucky

Paducah, KY Dogwood Trail
Dogwoods on display along the annual Dogwood Trail Celebration - Paducah, KY

More AQS & Things to see & do in the Paducah area

- Paducah Visitor Attractions
- Dogwood Trail Celebration
- Paducah Floodwall Murals
- Grand Rivers, KY
- Iron Kettle Restaurant Fire

- Intro to AQS Show
- More on Paducah Quilt Show
- Eleanor Burns Tent Show
- The Rotary Antique Quilt Show

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In 2009, we arrived early for the annual AQS Quilt Show & Contest so we could tour Paducah's Dogwood Trail. Generally the dogwood bloom peaks around April 15th and lasts into the early part of the Quilt Show. While the dogwoods were in bloom, the display was compromised by a January ice storm that ravaged the middle west across northern Arkansas, southern Missouri and Kentucky. The ice storm beheaded perhaps hundreds of thousands of trees. In April, as we traveled from northern Arkansas and east into Kentucky, downed trees and branches littered the roadside and distant hills and mountains appeared as if they had received a severe butch haircut! The damage in Paducah wasn't as extensive as in Arkansas, yet was still significant. The dogwoods were blooming, although you could see many trees were missing branches. Still attractive, even though their display was a subdued version of their former selves.

Because a number of streets normally part of the Paducah Dogwood Trail were still undergoing cleanup, with dangerous hanging branches and brush piles stacked in the roadway, the Chamber elected to cancel the 2009 Dogwood Trail exhibition. However since we had trail maps from previous years, we toured some of the areas where the cleanup had been completed. The photographs below are from our informal tour. In 2010 we fully expect the official Dogwood Trail celebration to resume and with new growth replacing the damage, the display should return to its former brilliance. On the official opening day, there will be a reception and complimentary tour hosted by Paducah Ambassadors and the Paducah Bus system.

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The Dogwood Trail

Paducah Dogwood Trail Map

< < < Here's a map of the Dogwood Trail from the previous year showing the trail and other points of interest. Visit our Paducah Links section for Paducah's current events schedule and related information.Cottage and dogwood

 

Paducah Dogwood Trail

Dogwood Trail

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Nearby, also on Broadway, Azaleas are in bloom. > > >

Paducah Dogwood Trail

On another street, Red buds and Azaleas complement the Dogwoods.

Dogwoods and Azaleas in Paducah

Dogwood & Azaleas in bloom.

 

Paducah Dogwood Trail

Dogwood Trail

 

 

red arrow More Dogwood Trail Photos - from 2014
(see slide show at the bottom of the page)

Paducah's Wall of History - Floodwall Murals

Paducah, KY floodwall murals

Not to be missed in a visit to Paducah is the 3 block long floodwall with 45 murals of historical vignettes ("Wall to Wall - Portraits of our Past").

Go Here to see more of Paducah's Floodwall Murals and historical notes on each of them.

Nearby Grand Rivers, Kentucky . . .

Grand Rivers Attractions

About 20 miles east of Paducah, Grand Rivers has an interesting collection of unique gift shops, artisan shops, antique stores. . . including Patti's 1800 Settlement & Restaurant. Grand Rivers also sponsors a Quilt Show during the same time period of the Paducah AQS Show. The nearby Canal Park campground is a popular spot for RV'ers attending the Paducah show. Go Here for more info on Grand Rivers

Links to things to see and do in Paducah and Western Kentucky

quiltbullet Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau
quiltbullet American Quilters Society Show Calendar
quiltbullet National Quilt Museum
quiltbullet Paducah Events Calendar
quiltbullet Lowertown Art and Music Festival
   
quiltbullet Grand Rivers Tourism Commission
quiltbullet Patti's Settlement, Grand Rivers
quiltbullet Badgett Playhouse
quiltbullet Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
quiltbullet Western Kentucky Travel Planning Website
quiltbullet Motel, Hotel, Resort Accommodations
 


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