Now that we have officially entered fall, it’s time to start embracing the colorful beauty that is right outside our window. Arkansas is predicted to enjoy a spectacular fall, and it’s certainly off to a good start. Now is the perfect time start planning those scenic drives, hikes, and other fall-related trips, and our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast is the best place to establish as your home base for your fall adventures. This year’s fall foliage season is expected to start peaking in mid to late October. We can thank our mild summer for what’s expected to be an explosion of color this fall. As the colors begin to peak, our rooms will book up quickly. Plan well in advance, and book your room at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast today!
Fall Foliage in Eureka Springs
The warm sunny days and cool nights in August and September are what allow the sugars to develop and the chlorophylls to be destroyed in leaves, which both ultimately lead to the dramatic and fiery shades of reds, oranges, and golds of fall. Eureka Springs itself has earned a spot in the top five places to view fall foliage in the U.S. by TripAdvisor; quite the honor when you consider the traditional foliage hotspots like Vermont and New Hampshire. Here are some of our favorite spots to see Mother Nature’s annual show in and around the Eureka Springs area:
- Hawksbill Crag has not only been called the best place for a selfie as well as the most romantic spot in the state, but it’s also an incredible place to look out over a sea of fall colors.
- The Buffalo Natural River is incredible at any point in the year, but none more so than fall. It was the first designated national river in the U.S., and never fails to disappoint during these crisp autumn months.
- Take a scenic drive through the winding mountain roads of the Ozarks, stopping as often as you like to soak in the dramatic vistas unfolding before you. Many of the state’s scenic byways are incredible during the fall. The stretches between Highways 23 and 16, as well as between highways 7 to 62 are beautiful during the fall.
- For a thrill ride through the Ozark Mountains and a whole new way to enjoy fall foliage, visit Ozark Mountain Ziplines. With courses running upwards of 200+ feet in the air, ziplining provides a fun filled activity for all ages.
- Take a hike in Dogwood Canyon, which stretch over 10,000 acres on the Missouri-Arkansas border, and offers exceptional views of the Ozark Mountains. Other great hiking areas this fall include Pigeon Creek on Lake Norfolk, Pedestal Rocks trail and the Kings Bluff trail.
Fall Events in Eureka Springs
If you’re looking for other reasons to come to Eureka Springs this fall, our events calendar is packed with several great ideas:
- 28th Annual Corvette Weekend, October 4 – 7, 2018
- War Eagle Mill Fall Arts and Crafts Fair, Oct 18 – 21, 2018
- 71st Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival, Nov 9 – 11, 2018
- Eureka Springs Food & Wine Week, Nov 9 – 18, 2018
- Antique Festival of the Ozarks, Nov 16 – 18
There’s no better place to view fall foliage this fall than at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today!