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Enjoy Spring on the Bluebonnet Trails

January 5th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

bluebonnet trails

Texas Bluebonnets / Photo By Theodore Scott via Flickr

Springtime in Washing County, TX is a spectacle for its dense and diverse wildflower population. With multiple routes to travel, and trails to walk, there are myriad settings in which to celebrate this magical time of year in Brenham, TX and its surrounding towns. Of course bluebonnets are among the most sighted wildflowers of the season in the area, with other popular ones being Indian paintbrush and evening primrose. Plan a trip to the region this spring and enjoy gorgeous drives through the Texas country and walks through the breathtaking prairies to behold nature’s beauty. Your trip away from the big city will be complete with a stay here at Murski Homestead, a Brenham, TX bed and breakfast known for simple, luxurious hospitality and outstanding homemade breakfasts.

Here is a list of favorite bluebonnet trails and roads to travel this spring. Don’t forget to always check in with the Brenham, TX Wildflower Watch when the spring rolls around to see how the flowers are doing, and which are the best places to breathe in their splendor. The Wildflower Watch gives weekly updates on the state of the flower in Brenham and the surrounding areas. This is a great resource for locals and visitors alike.

Bluebonnet Roads (check out this map of the entire loop)

  • Hwy 105 East from Brenham to Washington-on-the-Brazos
  • FM 1155 from Washington-on-the-Brazos to Chapel Hill
  • Hwy 290 West from Brenham to Burton
  • FM 389 and FM 2502 from Brenham or Burton, through Greenvine
  • FM 390 from Burton to Independence and connecting to Hwy 105 halfway between Brenham & Washington-on-the-Brazos
  • FM 50 from Independence to Brenham
  • And along Hwy 290 East & West and Hwy 36 North and South from Brenham

Bluebonnet Trails and Kid-friendly Parks

  • Old Baylor Park typically has a mix of flowers, including bluebonnets and is a great place for the kids to run free.
  • Washington-on-the-Brazos is a great spot to stop and take pictures. R-Place is right there, which is a great place to stop along the way to have a BBQ lunch, or get some ice cream.
  • Lake Somerville Trailway is a 13-mile bicycle or hiking out-and-back trail which connects Birch Creek State Park and Nails Creek State Park. The Trail is surrounded by flowers in the springtime.
  • Birch Creek Day Use Area is right on the lake and typically a great spot to see the flowers. You could make a day of it!

A weekend away on the bluebonnet trails is the perfect romantic getaway. Whether you’re up for getting out and breathing in that unique bluebonnet smell sure to be thick in the air this spring, or are more of the leisurely country drive type, you don’t want to miss the bluebonnet trails this year. This time of year is always a favorite among Austin and Houston residents who want to get out of the city and enjoy the new life of springtime in a more serene environment. If this is the kind of getaway you’re looking for then consider a stay at the Murski Homestead where your getaway will be compounded in our quaint countryside bed and breakfast.

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