Spring is blooming in the Ozark Mountains. Plan to spend spring break in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. Whether you visit the Ozarks every year or are new to the area, a trip along the Arkansas Art Trail is an easy way to explore the Ozarks. Take a road trip and spend a couple of days or weeks as you experience one breathtaking vista after another. Visit historical sites and natural settings made meaningful by local culture and artistic communities. Here are some ideas for things to do along the trail this spring.
Go Small Town…Northwest Arkansas is full of small towns with cute little town squares. In recent years many of these spaces have made resurgence. The opening of local shops, art galleries and independent eateries make for a fun afternoon or evening. Places like Bentonville Square and Eureka Springs Historic Downtown have colorful histories and storefronts. Take a tour of Eureka Springs with Downtown-N-Underground. Stay in a historic hotel in the center of town. The 1905 Basin Park Hotel overlooks Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs.
Have Some Bloomin’ Fun…Stroll by clumps of daffodils as you hike one of many trails through the Ozark Mountains. Capture scenes of blooming dogwoods and a variety of native wildflowers along the Buffalo National River or Pea Ridge Military Park. Visit the natural springs of Eureka Springs. More than a dozen postage stamp green spaces surround the dozens of natural springs that dot Eureka Springs. Visit the impeccably manicured springs by car or on foot.
Spring to the Challenge….Learn something new along the trail. Take an art class. Eureka Springs School of the Arts offers every art class you can imagine. Write that book you have always wanted to. Take a writing class through The Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow. Cook up something new with a cooking class. Spend Spring Break at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and do morning yoga or take watercolor classes with their artist in residence. Enriching activities like this are resort amenities and are available at no extra charge.
Contact the Crescent Hotel and find out about upcoming activities.