Frequently Asked Questions
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HOW LONG IS THE AZALEA TRAIL?
The entire Trail is approximately 8 miles.
WHY ARE THERE TWO TRAILS?
The Lindsey Trail was the original trail. A second trail, the Dobbs Trail (Rusk Trail), was added to accommodate additional homes displaying flowers and azaleas that bloomed during the Trail. As more homes were added, it became confusing, if not impossible, to design a single trail that could be easily followed. Both trails have and will be changed as more homes and streets participate.
WHY ARE THE TRAILS NAMED LINDSEY AND DOBBS?
The trails are named after the streets where they become distinct trails.
WHERE IS THERE A GOOD PLACE TO PARK?
Parking is allowed on any of the streets with the exception of South Broadway Ave (U.S. 69). Two of the most popular places to park:
South College Avenue, between Lindsey Lane and Dobbs Street near Bergfeld Park.
Belmont Drive, between First & Second Street, is a great place to stretch your legs and see the flowers and azaleas up close and personal.
CAN I WALK THE TRAIL?
You may walk the trail but it would be best to walk the area between West 4th Street and West Dobbs Street. The streets are wider and there are plenty of sidewalks.
HOW IS THE CLIMATE DURING THE TRAIL?
You can expect cool weather in the mornings, warming up in the afternoon. Texas weather, however, can change rapidly causing temperatures to cool or rainy weather. It is best to wear layers of clothes that can be removed if the temperature turns warm.
WHERE CAN I FIND A PLACE TO EAT?
There are several restaurants located around Bergfeld Center and Downtown Tyler. There is a complete listing of restaurants available at the Visitor’s Center (315 North Broadway) or here on our site.
WHERE CAN I FIND A PLACE TO STAY?
You can locate a hotel, bed and breakfast, or RV/campground here on our site. There is also a list of hotels available at the Visitor’s Center at 315 North Broadway. The Center usually has a list of hotels that are offering specials and has coupon books available for those who would like one.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO IN TYLER DURING MY VISIT?
There are several other activities and attractions occurring during the Azalea Trail. Visit our online calendar for details.
I CLICKED A LINK ON YOUR SITE, BUT NOTHING HAPPENS.
Some links on our site will pop open another browser window when clicked to display the information you want to see. Some pop-up blocker software may prevent these windows from opening. Hold the SHIFT or CTRL key while you click and see if this fixes the problem. If not, your browser may be blocking all pop-ups. Look at the top of you browser and see if you see a yellow bar indicating pop-ups are being blocked. Double-click the yellow bar and select “Allow pop-ups from this site”.
I RECEIVE ERRORS WHEN I TRY TO DOWNLOAD A PDF FILE.
Downloading and installing the latest FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader usually fixes this problem. You can find the latest Reader at the Adobe website.
WHEN I PRINT A WEB PAGE, THE PAGE IS CROPPED ON THE RIGHT.
The best solution is to change your print settings to Landscape, then print the document. This site was designed so that all relevant information could be downloaded and viewed on full pages using Adobe Acrobat. Check the top of the page and see if the information you want to print is available for download. You can then print one or all the pages you want to see.
I HAVE A COMMENT OR SUGGESTION ABOUT THE AZALEA TRAIL!
You can contact Susan Travis at (800) 235-5712 or by email.