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Experiencing the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival

A March 2001 trip to Macon by Free Spirit

Cherry Blossoms Photo, Macon, Georgia More Photos
Quote: Macon is a city through which we travel many times, but seldom stop. We decided to meet our son there and to view the Cherry Blossom Festival, which was in progress from March 16-25. We had a most pleasant experience on a cool, overcast Saturday afternoon.

Experiencing the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival

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Cherry Blossom Festival Photo, Macon, Georgia
Macon claims over 200,000 Yoshino cherry trees and may be the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World. I believe its annual Cherry Blossom Festival began in 1983. There were many events scheduled for 2001 including a golf tournament. By the time we visited Macon for the festival, many of the trees had lost their blooms, and we certainly didn't see that many trees in our area, but there were enough blooms in evidence for us to enjoy. When we entered the city park where the signs had led us, my son said that it must not take much to entertain people in Macon, but he retracted his words after we enjoyed ourselves spending time together in a family atmosphere where dogs and children were truly welcome. The...Read More

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