As we bear down on Labor Day Weekend, and what is for many the unofficial end of summer, it’s time to start looking forward to fall. There’s no better place to enjoy a romantic and relaxing fall getaway than our Bed and Breakfast in the charming, historic town of Eureka Springs. And, since it’s fall, leaf peeing and enjoying the fall colors of Arkansas should really be at the top of your list of things to do in Eureka Springs this fall. Peak fall foliage comes sometime around the end of the month and into late October, and depending on the year, it can extend into November. Take a scenic hike or drive through the Ozark Mountains and revel in the fiery hues of fall lighting up the hillsides around Eureka Springs, or enjoy it all from our beautiful wrap-around porch overlooking the Ozarks. Enjoy the best fall colors in Arkansas this year, and visit us at the Arsenic and Old Lace Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today!
The Best Fall Colors in Arkansas are in Eureka Springs
New England is a popular place to see the fall colors, but did you know that Arkansas, especially here in the Ozarks, rivals New England in its beauty each fall? If you want to see the best fall colors in Arkansas, there’s only one place to go, and that is Eureka Springs. It’s a town of only 2,000 people, but over 750,000 people visit us each year. There must be a reason for all of that tourist traffic, right? Well, fall colors are but one of the many reasons people flock to the Ozark Mountains surrounding Eureka Springs each year. Each September, October, and November, the Ozark Mountains are set ablaze with a blanket of vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. It’s the perfect time to grab your hiking boots and road trip essentials for a chance to see fall at its finest in Arkansas.
Eureka Springs is located in the northwestern corner of Arkansas, which means we’re one of the first places in the state where fall colors start their annual display. One of our favorite ways to take in the fall foliage in Eureka Springs is by hiking up the Whitaker Point, often referred to as the Hawkbill Crag Trail. There are several other wonderful hikes to take in the Buffalo Natural River. It was the first designated national river in the U.S., and never fails to disappoint during these crisp autumn months. A few other fall favorite hikes include Dogwood Canyon, Pigeon Creek on Lake Norfolk, Pedestal Rocks trail, and the Kings Bluff trail.
If you want to enjoy a beautiful scenic drive, head to the Scenic 7 Byway, or the Pig Trail Scenic Byway, both just south of Eureka Springs in the Ozark National Forest. If you’re driving to Eureka Springs from somewhere else, consider making one of these scenic drives part of your trip. There are endless road trip possibilities in and around Eureka Springs; you just have to get here to experience them at the height of their glory this fall!
Other Fall Fun in Eureka Springs
Leaf peeping and enjoying the fall colors are a fabulous way to spend a vacation in Eureka Springs. But there’s much more to do here each fall. You can dine among the treetops at the Crescent Hotel’s Sky Bar, or better yet, you can fly through the trees and take in breathtaking views of the Ozark Mountains. You’ll still enjoy great views, but more importantly, you’ll have a great time and will make memories that last for a lifetime. Ozark Mountain Ziplines offers 10 ziplines, with courses running upwards of 200+ feet in the air. Take a tour on the Belle of the Ozarks, and take in the splendor of fall from the water, or simply enjoy a crisp and cool fall afternoon from the historic streets of Downtown Eureka Springs. When you’re ready for a little fun, there are also several great events happening in Eureka Springs this fall, including the 29th Annual Corvette Weekend, the 72nd Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival, Eureka Springs Food & Wine Week, and the Antique Festival of the Ozarks.
While all of the above is fantastic, truly the best thing about fall is taking it all in from the luxury accommodations at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast. We offer a gourmet, made-from-scratch breakfast daily, 5 luxury suites for your lodging pleasure, and unbeatable hospitality, all within easy walking distance of the quaint streets of downtown Eureka Springs. Book your room today, and experience the best fall colors in all of Arkansas with us this fall!