Thursday, October 12, 2017
"You can't go wrong in Northwest Arkansas," said Jan Casebere of Bella Vista. A member of the Hill 'N Dale Hiking Club, Casebere joined the group's "trail boss," Bev Munstermann, last week on her front porch outside of Jane, Mo. They were sharing places where they've experienced the Ozarks' beautiful fall foliage on their hikes.
Off the beaten path
Northwest Arkansas offers “leaf peepers” a couple of unique experiences for viewing fall foliage.
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
When: Wednesday to Sunday
Where: From A&M Depot in downtown Springdale, round trip to Van Buren’s historic downtown.
Tickets: $70 to $100 for adults
Comments: “The Ozarks are so beautiful, especially in the fall,” said Aurora Miliret, a New Orleans travel agent who books tours for groups of seniors.
Information: (800) 687-8600, amrailroad.com.
Fall Foliage Flights
• 10 minute flight east of Springdale toward Beaver Lake, $65 per person
• 15 minute flight over War Eagle Mill and Beaver Lake, $95 per person
• 20 minute flight over Beaver Lake and Ozark foliage, $125 per person
Also, the business offers charter flights for customers. “Our business is about experience,” said Camron McAhren, owner of the business. “We want to make the experience an adventure you’ll never forget.”
Information: arhelicopters.com, 365-3640.
Hill ‘N Dale Hikers
When: Late October and early November.
Where: Northwest Arkansas
Weekly forecast: arkansas.com/travel-tools/seasons/fall/fall-update/
SOURCE: Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
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