Summer, winter and autumn in Arkansas are nice. Spring in Arkansas is even better. Here’s why we at Caldwell Toyota Scion think so.
Great Places to Go
Arkansas winters are moderate, but spring still brings a welcome change of weather. Here are a few great places to visit during the spring.
- Hot Springs – Take a visit to Hot Springs and enjoy one of the town’s two public baths. Follow it up with a hike in the nearby Ouchita Mountains and enjoy the beautiful spring scenery as you get in shape for that summer swim suit!
- Queen Wilhelmina State Park – Since you’re already in the Ouchita Mountains, you might want to drive up Arkansas’ second highest peak and enjoy the amazing views at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. It can be a little chilly at the top during early spring, so dress appropriately. In case you were wondering, the park was named after Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands in 1898.
- Petit Jean State Park – Petit Jean disguised herself as a boy in order to accompany her lover, an early explorer, to the new world and eventually to Petit Jean Mountain. What better way to spend your spring than celebrating love? Highlights at the park include Cedar Creek Canyon, Seven Hollows, Bear Cave, the Grotto, Turtle Rocks, Carpet Rocks, and a little romance to honor Little Jean and her boyfriend.
- The Ozark Mountains – If unlimited outdoor adventure is calling your name, come to the Ozarks and enjoy a hike, a bike, a boat, or a fish. If unlimited outdoor adventure isn’t quite your thing, come to the Ozarks and enjoy sight-seeing along one of the Ozark’s many scenic drives. The Ozarks are best enjoyed in the spring, before it gets too hot and after the chill of winter subsides.
Great Festivals to Attend
Arkansas knows how to celebrate spring.
- Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival – Various locations in Hot Springs host original music from innovative bands from around the world. Music genres include rock, indie, punk, alt country, and ska. The festival is held annually at the end of March.
- Annual Kite Fest – Eureka Springs provides a beautiful view of the Ozark Mountains and is admission is free.
- April Fools and April Ghouls – The April Fools and April Ghouls is a geocaching event that involves the unveiling of 120 new caches along the Arkansas’s Great River Road in Chicot and Desha Counties. All you need is a GPS device and an adventurous spirit!
- Ozark Mountain Bike Festivals – Mountain bike enthusiasts–beginner, intermediate, and expert–flock to West Fork each April to enjoy guided rides, bike limbo, and bike gear swap.
- Yell Fest – Come to Dardanelle and enjoy a carnival, 5K, crafts, food, entertainment, kids games, and the festivals signature event–the yelling contest. The Yell Fest is held annually in May.
- The International Greek Food Destival – The International Greek Food Festival is the largest ethnic festival in Arkansas. It’s held in Little Rock in May.
Enough with the spring cleaning! Get to Arkansas and have some fun!