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Get Ready for Fall Foliage in Arkansas

Cheree Miller
Feb 7 2 minutes read

Last Friday was the first day of Fall. Over the next several weeks, we will be blessed by an amazing display of color that happens for all too short a time every year. The colors start changing first in the northern park of the state in the Ozarks in late September and early October (or now-ish!). Then the colors begin to spread south, painting the trees with brilliant yellows, oranges and reds. All too soon, the leaves Fall, so you don't want to miss the glorious display while it's here! 

If you want to take a look at some beautiful photos of Arkansas color, check out the Autumn in Arkansas photo gallery at

Northern Arkansas
The peak time for fall foliage is usually 2-3 weeks after the color change starts. So, in the Ozarks, you'll want to plan your foliage drives mid to late October.

Central Arkansas
The trees in Central Arkansas begin changing by early to mid-October. Peak time to travel through the Ouachitas is late October or early November.

Southern Arkansas
Finally, the brilliant blaze makes its way to Southern Arkansas, where you'll find your peak viewing time in early to mid-November.

Arkansas is home to multiple national forests with 1 1/2 million acres of trees, so Fall puts on quite a display here! The Ozark, Ouachita and St. Francis are especially beautiful destinations to see the beauty of the season.

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