The Natural State is home to breathtaking fall colors. With so many crisp leaves and eye-catching sights, it’s no wonder people flock to our great state to enjoy the surroundings! Arkansans are lucky to have so many beautiful scenic drives from the Talimena to the Jasper Disaster. One of our favorites that highlights the foliage is the Boston Mountains Scenic Loop. Let’s pack some snacks and pick a playlist as we tour this scenic fall drive in Arkansas.

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Another wonderful detour along the route is this whimsical state park that’s like something from a fairy tale.

Where’s your favorite spot to see the fall foliage in Arkansas? Shout it out in the comments below!

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Can I take a train ride in Arkansas in the fall?

One of the best (and easiest) ways to view the fall foliage in Arkansas is by taking a train. Since you don’t have to worry about driving, you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic views out of the window. The Arkansas & Missouri Railroad offers a delightfully scenic train ride that will take you from Springdale to Van Buren and another from Van Buren to Winslow. No matter which one you take, you’ll be met with scenic views galore as you traverse over creeks and through the mountains, showcasing the stunning beauty of the Ozarks in the fall.

What are the best Halloween towns in Arkansas?

One of the best towns to visit during Halloween is Eureka Springs, Arkansas. During the month of October, the town offers several different Halloween-themed events including ghost tours, underground cave tours, seances, and more. Don’t miss out on the Intrigue Theater’s special event featuring illusionist Sean-Paul and Juliane Fay, a Medium capable of communicating with spirits from the other side. Downtown Eureka Springs will also be decorated for the season and ready for their annual Trick-or-treating event, where downtown merchants will be ready to hand out candy to all the trick-or-treaters from 5:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. on October 31, 2020.

What is the weather like in fall in Arkansas?

While the weather can vary depending on what part of the Natural State you’re visiting, the average temperatures in Arkansas range from 51°F to 80°F. The temperatures will begin to drop in September, and then October is when you’ll begin to see the fall foliage start to pepper the landscape with brilliant tones of reds, oranges, and yellows.