Take This Gorgeous Fall Foliage Road Trip To See Arkansas Like Never Before
Anyone ready for fall yet? Arkansas may not be known for its fall foliage, but make no mistake, the Natural State turns beautiful shades of reds, oranges, and yellows every fall. Starting in the northern part of the state and slowly moving south, you can see the fall foliage in all its glory from late October to mid-November every year. This year won’t be any different and it’s time you start planning your annual fall foliage road trip that will take you on an epic journey to all of the most scenic spots in the state to see the leaves change color. This road trip takes you to the best fall foliage in Arkansas, from the breathtaking Ouachitas into the unsurpassed beauty of the Ozarks. If you’re obsessed with Arkansas’s fall landscapes, you’ll positively love this adventure.
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Where’s your favorite spot to see the best fall foliage in Arkansas? Have you ever been to any of these places listed on the road trip? Let us know in the comments below!
What is the best time to see peak fall foliage in Arkansas?
Arkansas is beautiful year-round, but it’s truly mesmerizing during the fall when the leaves begin to change color. In Arkansas, peak fall foliage occurs in late October to early November. The northern part of the state will begin to change colors first, moving further south every week. The Ozark Mountain region usually begins first in early October followed by the Ouachitas and the Arkansas River Valley region follows about a week after the Ozarks, and then the Delta/Gulf Coast area peaks around mid-November.
Where are the best places in Arkansas to see fall foliage?
The Ozark Mountains are one of the best places to see fall foliage in Arkansas. The Northern part of the state is the first to change color, and by late-October this part of the Natural State will be painted in brilliant bright reds, oranges, and yellows. There are several scenic byways that will lead you through the beautiful scenery, like the Scenic 7 Byway and the Pig Trail Scenic Byway.
What are the best Arkansas hikes to take in the fall?
When it comes to hiking in Arkansas, there are endless options. Some of the best hikes to enjoy the fall foliage in Arkansas include the Whitaker Point Trail in the Upper Buffalo Wilderness, Signal Hill Trail at Mount Magazine State Park, and Yellow Rock Trail at Devil’s Den State Park. Any of these trails will take you through the best fall foliage in Arkansas and would be great things to do in the fall in Arkansas, as well.
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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