Visit These 12 Incredible Charming Small Towns In Arkansas, One For Each Month Of The Year
Are you excited for the new year? It’s that time again to start planning all your fun small-town activities. And with so many charming small towns in Arkansas, it can be overwhelming to come up with the best ones to visit. Luckily, we have put together a list of 12 of the top towns that are worthy of your bucket list next year.
January - Ponca
Oh baby, when it’s cold outside, the best thing to do is cozy up in a rustic cabin with that special someone. And in the tiny town of Ponca, you’ll find the perfect
winter wonderland in Arkansas
to spend some quality time. You’ll also love exploring the snow-covered trails as well as the frozen waterfalls. This town does winter in the best way and is worthy of a visit.
February - Eureka Springs
Perhaps you’ve never considered visiting Eureka Springs in the winter, but this
quirky town in Arkansas
is oh-so delightful during the colder season. The historic downtown is a wintery dream when covered in snowflakes. Enjoy a stroll through the town, while marveling at the Victorian-style buildings, or cozy up in a treehouse for an enchanting evening.
March - Wilson
The colors of spring are bountiful in the lovely town of Wilson. From whimsical tea parties to vibrant gardens to wine tasting and more, you’ll find it here in this
quaint Arkansas town
. The tulip self-guided tour will brighten up your mood after the winter hibernation. Be sure to stop by the iconic Wilson Cafe to enjoy the delicious fare of the Arkansas Delta.
April - Bigelow
If you’ve never been to Bigelow, then there is one reason to visit during the spring - dreamy fields of daffodils. Thousands of these vibrant blooms are nestled on a 7-acre ridge on Wye Mountain. There’s a yearly festival in March, where you can frolic through the fields while gathering the lovely flowers. Be sure to visit the
Wye Mountain Flowers & Berries Farm
, to add even more joy to your spring day.
May - Heber Springs
Are you ready for some fun in the sun? While the tiny town of Heber Springs is great year-round, you must take advantage when the weather warms up. Tucked along the Greers Ferry Lake, this
lakeside town in Arkansas
is an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true. Enjoy boating, water skiing, or spend some time luxuriating on Sandy Beach.
Heber Springs, AR 72543, USA
June - Morrilton
Morrilton, located in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley is best known as home to
Petit Jean State Park
. But the town is gorgeous on its own, especially in the springtime. Stroll through the historic downtown admiring the vintage shops, or explore the scenic landscapes with the gorgeous spring blooms. The charming town is also a hot spot for anglers, so bring your line and relax on the banks of Lake Overcup.
July - Fifty-Six
We all know that the weather can get steaming hot in Arkansas, but luckily, there are underground caverns where we can find some relief. One of the most stunning is
Blanchard Springs Caverns
located in the quaint town of Fifty-Six. This town has less than 200 residents, but don’t let the size fool you. It’s brimming with all the beauty that the Ozarks has to offer.
August - Jasper
With less than 500 residents, the tiny town of Jasper is perhaps one of the most
quintessential small towns in Arkansas
. It’s brimming with scenic vistas, majestic wildlife, great restaurants, fantastic specialty shops, and more. It’s a picture-perfect Ozark town where you can experience the best of Arkansas.
September - Altus
Ahhh, wine country. Head to Altus and immerse yourself in the wine tasting experience at one of the five wineries. The
charming town in Arkansas
is the perfect balance of Southern hospitality and the rich heritage of the German-Swiss immigrants who settled the region. Plan a day in September and enjoy the art of wine making tour.
October - Augusta
Fall is perhaps the most beloved season of the year. Of course, the best way to spend the season is with
family-fun on a charming farm
. And there’s a quaint small town on the banks of the White River that is home to the most adorable farm you can dream of. Bring the kids to enjoy a butterfly themed maze, u-pick pumpkins, scenic wagon ride, pony rides, and more at Peebles Farm and Corn Maze.
November - Mena
For the most scenic views of Arkansas, you’ll want to head to the delightful town of Mena. Cruise down the
Talimena National Scenic Byway
, where you’ll experience the most beautiful fall colors in the state. Surrounded by the picturesque scenery of the Ouachita National Forest, Mena is the perfect place for a Fall getaway.
December - Paris
What better way to end the year than in the most
romantic town in Arkansas
. Paris comes alive with holiday festivities during the colder season. Enjoy a horse and carriage ride or marvel at the holiday lights that illuminate the town square. Plan a day trip or stay for the weekend, and be sure to pose for a picture by the iconic replica of the Eiffel Tower.
Well, folks, these are 12 of the most charming small towns in Arkansas to get you ready for next year. Tell us in the comments below which of these towns you would like to visit.
Also, if you’re up for more outdoor fun, here are 12 scenic hiking trails in Arkansas one for each month of the year.
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