Arkansas September 17, 2018
A Day Trip To These Charming Arkansas Mills Will Put You In The Mood For Fall
Unfortunately (though not surprising), the warm weather is determined to linger a little longer here in the Natural State. Arkansans may not be able to break out the boots and sweaters quite yet but that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to the season. A drive to two of the state’s most charming mills will put you in the mood for fall in Arkansas. Let’s take a day to enjoy this perfect autumn pair.
A lovely afternoon and an appetite is all you need for today's trip.
This little drive pairs Arkansas' beloved flour and cider mills for a delightful fall trip. For directions, use
First, we'll have a late lunch at War Eagle Mill.
The gristmill, which was originally built in 1832, has persevered through the Civil War, multiple floods, and renovations. Today the mill is a charming attraction that can be toured for free. The mill also has a store and restaurant, the Bean Palace. All of these goodies can be found at 11045 War Eagle Rd., Rogers, AR 72756.
The Bean Palace creates delicious meals with the mill's freshly ground grains.
You really can't go wrong with any of the Palace's entrees, but the local favorite dish is the Beans and Cornbread.
You simply won't find fresher cornbread anywhere else! To see the full Bean Palace menu and more about War Eagle Mill, visit their website
You'll also want to indulge in their scrumptious desserts.
The peach, blackberry, or pecan cobblers can be savored there or taken to-go for a road trip snack.
After we've tucked in to a fantastic meal at the War Eagle Mill, we'll meander over to Springdale.
Of course you could take the interstate, but we Arkansans are known for our love of back roads. Take High Sky Inn Road for a scenic drive through the local farmland. The drive is lovely any time of the year but will be especially spectacular after the leaves change colors.
Our other mill for today is Black Apple Crossing.
Black Apple Crossing is Arkansas' first and only cider mill. The mill uses local apples, peaches, and blackberries to brew flavorful ciders. To learn more details about their crafting process, read our full article
. Their located at 321 E Emma Ave., Springdale, AR 72764.
There's no better way to end a fall day than with sipping a hard cider.
Black Apple Crossing usually has about eight different ciders on tap. Some flavors, like the European-influenced Dry Guy, stay around all year. Others are seasonal delights, like the Black Jack. It's a mix of blackberry and black tea flavors.
A trip to this pair of charming mills is the best way to get in the mood for fall.
Both mills are open seven days a week but be sure to check their hours before you plan your trip. On most days Black Apple Crossing typically doesn't open until 4 pm.
You can also follow the
War Eagle Mill and Black Apple Crossing on Facebook.
Are you ready for fall? Share your favorite fall activities with us in the comments below!
For more seasonal inspiration, here are the
first 10 hikes you need to take this fall.