Today’s family #adventure!
We had never been to the town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas - but we’d heard it was really unique & would be fun to #explore.
So we decided to check it out!
Eureka Springs was built around the city’s natural springs in the 1800’s, along the sides of the steep Ozark hillsides. It’s maybe best known for the beautiful #Victorian
homes and buildings of its Historic District. Due to the landscape, the roads are winding, hilly & pretty narrow. In fact, they reminded me much more of roads I’ve seen in Europe than in the #Ozarks!
The downtown area is filled with little shops and restaurants, but we didn’t spend much time on the main drag due to #covid_19
(yeah...we’ll take a hard pass on any crowded narrow sidewalks). But the really cool thing about #eurekasprings
(we thought), is that there are old walking trails all over the hillsides where you can look down on the town from a different, leafier & less congested perspective. And these back paths & side roads are harboring hidden houses that are just as charming as the ones off the main streets! It really was fun to #wander
the leaf-covered paths, not at all sure of what we would find ahead. But all paths seemed to lead to something beautiful!
Disclaimer: I should also add that while we loved these trails, they’re not well marked or in the best condition. The old stone steps you’ll find here and there are uneven and crumbling in places. And again, some paths are right on the edge of rather steep embankments. Our youngest is 7 years old & we still kept a very close eye on him...one slip could’ve led to a pretty serious fall in some spots. I personally think it would be tough to take younger kids on these wooded hillside paths. But there are plenty of beautiful side roads with less crowded sidewalks that would make for easy and enjoyable family walks!
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