Exploring the Ozarks
Fall and winter in the Ozarks is an amazing experience. The Ozark Mountains, which cover much of the southern half of Missouri and Northern Arkansas, are one of the Midwest’s most beautiful and overlooked places.
The city is home to the University of Arkansas, the state’s major higher education institution and proud member of the Southeastern Conference. Fall/Winter is the perfect time to plan a visit to Northwest Arkansas, the leaves have changed to vibrant and stunning beautiful colors. The peak time for leaf change is generally from late October to around Thanksgiving. When the leaves are at their most colorful, take a drive down nearby Scenic Highway 7 or the Pig Trail Scenic Byway. Ozarks have over 4,000 acres of parkland, three beautiful lakes, and over 60 miles of trails for those who love fishing, biking, hiking and exploring awe-inspiring caverns.
For a long weekend in Fayetteville, stay at the modern boutique Chancellor Hotel. The Chancellor Hotel is just off the square in downtown Fayetteville its Ideal location for walking to shops, restaurants, and nightlife (and the farmer’s market on the weekends). Spacious rooms with really great design feature. My favorite is the entire wall across from the bed is one long countertop so it is perfect for laying out your things and easy for a group of friends to get ready to go out!
Fall and Winter in the Ozarks historic Downtown Fayetteville Square is known for its beautiful gardens and award-winning Farmer’s Market that run three days a week beginning in April and ending in November. The square is transformed on the first Thursday each month starting in April featuring local artist, live music, beer garden, and last but not least children’s entertainment.
The culinary scene in Fayetteville is just as spectacular as the entertainment and outdoor scene. your first stop should be the French Bouchee Bistro on the Downtown Square and sample their handmade chocolates and macarons, or if you are into street food try Shulertown food truck court on Dickson Street.
Fall and Winter in the Ozark Mountains are a compelling scenic destination that is not to be missed.
Have you every visited the Ozarks?