Take This Fall Foliage Train Ride Through Arkansas For A One-Of-A-Kind Experience

Are you looking for the perfect way to see Arkansas’s fall foliage once those gorgeous leaves peak? Well hold your horses, because I’ve found exactly what you’ve been looking for. Actually, if you have horses that sounds like a good way to go too. But horses might not be an accessible option for most people. Have no fear, dear horseless readers, because if you can’t take a tour on horseback, there’s always the train. The Arkansas-Missouri Railroad runs an excursion train that gives you a few options to view Arkansas’s stunning fall foliage. The most popular option for a fall foliage trip can be found here, where you can book your journey. You can go from Van Buren to the community of Winslow, or you can decide to travel from Springdale and spend the afternoon exploring Van Buren’s adorable historic downtown. Either way, the sweeping views from this fall train ride in Arkansas are absolutely stunning.

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If road trips are more your style, you should definitely do this one. And if you’d prefer to see the fall foliage on foot, then this epic list of hiking trails is right up your alley.

Have you ever taken this fall train ride in Arkansas? Let us know in the comments below!

Address: 306 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764, USA
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fall train ride in Arkansas

September 12, 2020

Where can I go apple picking in Arkansas?

Fall in Arkansas is a great time to visit a local farm. There are several farms peppered around the Natural State that are wonderful autumn adventures, selling everything from pumpkins to apples. If you’re craving those sweet Arkansas apples, one of the most popular farms to visit is Vanzant Fruit Farms, which has been providing Northwest Arkansas with some o the highest quality fruits and vegetables since 1949. Dreary Farm & Orchards in Dover is another great option, and not only do they grow apples, winter squash, and pumpkins, but they also serve a hearty breakfast and lunch with a farm-to-table menu.

When can I see peak fall foliage in Arkansas?

Depending on where in Arkansas you live, you may see the colors change quicker or slower than the rest of the state. In north Arkansas, for example, leaves are expected to peak from late October to early November. The western and central parts of the state will see their peak from early to mid-November, and the southern part of the state would be peaking from middle to late-November.

Which hiking trails in Arkansas are best in the fall?

From late October to the end of November, Arkansas will transform into a beautiful array of fall colors, and hiking trails are the best way to see it. The Cedar Creek Trail in Morrilton is an easy, 1.2-mile loop trail that not only features a lovely waterfall, but if you time your visit around the leaves, you’ll be met with some incredible yellows, reds, and oranges along the way. For a tree-top view, head over to Devil’s Den State Park where you can hike the Yellow Rock Trail, a 2.7-mile loop trail with incredible panoramic views.

Address: 306 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764, USA