Keep Opelika Beautiful will kick off the Azalea and Dogwood Trail on Friday, March 10. A ribbon cutting will take place at 10:30am and will include city and community leaders. The brief ceremony will take place at the lawn of the Heritage House, located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 8th Street.
The Trail begins at the site of the ribbon cutting and winds throughout the historic district and other neighborhoods of Opelika. Keep Opelika Beautiful has partnered with Lee County Master Gardeners to include the Salem-Shotwell Bridge and Caroline Dean Wildflower Garden in the Azalea & Dogwood Trail. This will give visitors a chance to enjoy a short walk.
“The Azalea and Dogwood Trail typically takes place in April each year but with the drought in the fall and few cold temperatures in the winter, the azaleas are blooming earlier than previous years” said Tipi Miller, director of Keep Opelika Beautiful.
For the Azalea and Dogwood Trail, visitors may follow the green arrows signs or pick up an Azalea and Dogwood Trail directional card at the Opelika Chamber of Commerce or Opelika Depot. The Azalea and Dogwood Trail has been long-standing highlight of the spring season in Opelika for over two decades.
For more information call Keep Opelika Beautiful at (334) 749-4970.