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Macon Cherry Blossoms – Day Trip
One event on March 31, 2020 at 12:00 am
With over 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees, Macon becomes the pinkest city in the world when the trees are in full bloom. With average peak bloom period happens in March and lasting about 10 days. The Yoshino cherry trees have been a city staple for many years. It all started in 1949 when Macon native William A. Fickling discovered a unique and unrecognized tree blossoming in his yard. Later discovering it was a Yoshino cherry tree, Fickling and his family freely distributed the tree throughout the city. Upon arrival we pick up a local guide to learn of the rich and colorful history of Macon while driving along the Cherry Blossom Trail. Lunch is included before we step inside the Hay House. Referred to as the “Palace of the South”, this house was completed in 1859 and is a National Historic Landmark. What a great day, as we relax on the way back home.