Trip Ideas for a Perfect Fall Getaway in Rogers

When the weather begins to cool, take in autumn’s splendor in the midst of Ozarks Mountain Country in Northwest Arkansas. From spectacular fall foliage to charming arts-and-crafts fairs, you’ll find plenty of natural beauty and small-town charm for a perfect getaway.

Autumn Camping

Crisp nighttime skies, cool weather, a crackling campfire—there’s nothing like fall camping. Enjoy the beauty of the season from the shores of sparkling Beaver Lake. Bring your RV or pitch a tent at Dam Site Lake Campground, the ideal home base for a fall hunting trip, fishing weekend or just a quick getaway into nature.

Craft Fairs

The third weekend of October, explore an array of bustling craft fairs in Northwest Arkansas, from the War Eagle Mill Crafts Fair to the Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival and more. Shop handmade quilts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, wooden furniture, small-batch pottery, leather goods and country chic home décor.

Fall Foliage

From mid-October to early November, catch the height of fall foliage as the Ozark Mountains are awash in vibrant orange, red and yellow colors. Hit the road to take in the seasonal splendor along Scenic Highway 12, running from west to east through Rogers, and along Pig Trail Scenic Byway, running north to south.

Scenic Train Ride

Take in the fall scenery on a historic train as you ride the rails on the A&M (Arkansas & Missouri) Railroad through the scenic Boston Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. The restored rail cars offer a glimpse into the past, while your tour guide offers even more insight into the history of the railroad and the area.