View the Fall Colors on one of Arkansas’ scenic drives

It’s that time of year again when everyone begins to inquire about the best places to witness the autumn foliage. While our own 60 acres of woodlands at Tiffany’s Bed and Breakfast offer a splendid display of colors, we’d like to recommend an exciting day-trip idea that combines the beauty of two of Arkansas’ scenic byways with a visit to another of our marvelous state parks.

Start your morning off with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, then hit the road!  Arkansas Scenic Byway 7, declared as one of Reader’s Digest “Most Scenic Drives in America”, will take you north through Hot Springs, past famous Bathhouse Row.  Soon you will be passing through the Ouachita National Forest and Lake Nimrod.  At Ola, turn onto Highway 10 and again pass alongside the Ouachita National Forest.

At Havana, turn onto Arkansas 309, which is the Mount Magazine Scenic Byway.  This road will take you to the top of Mount Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas at 2,753 feet.  As you ascend up the mountain, watch for waterfalls along the roadside.  Stop at the visitors center to get park maps and souvenirs, then proceed on to the Lodge at Mount Magazine for a delicious lunch in the restaurant overlooking Petit Jean River Valley. After lunch and spectacular vista views, cross the road in front of the lodge and follow the 1.5 mile Signal Hill trail to the highest point in Arkansas.  (I’m told this is also the highest point between Minnesota and Louisiana.)  After returning to the lodge, drive around to Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive and stop for another breathtaking view of the opposite side of the mountain.  Bring your binoculars and do some bird watching or sight seeing from this fantastic vantage point. Mount Magazine is one of the only spots in Arkansas to find rufous-crowned sparrows.

When you’re ready to head back, return down Highway 309 and on to Highway 10.  This time when you get to Danville, take Highway 27 up and over the hill and continue on the west side of Lake Ouachita.  Grab some dinner in Mt. Ida or Glenwood and then return back to Tiffany’s, where your oh-so comfy bed will be waiting for you!

Don’t miss your chance to experience the beauty of autumn in Arkansas, and make your reservation at Tiffany’s today for an unforgettable fall getaway. Book now to secure your spot and create cherished memories amidst the season’s vibrant hues and cozy comforts.”

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