As the temperatures begin to drop, and we all pull out our fall camping supplies, the trees follow suit as they change to colors of oranges and reds. The wind whistles through the air and the temperatures beckon tent camping and warm campfires. All over the United States the forests of greens and browns transition to a masterpiece of intricately painted oranges, yellows, and reds. Now is the perfect time to set up camp and soak in the views and sounds of nature that surround you.
Many people begin their search for fall color in October and people travel from miles around to soak in the colors that fall brings in. One destination people come from miles around to see is Queen WIlhemina in Arkansas. Queen Wilhemina is a destination for motorcyclists and campers from all over the United States. One of the biggest draws for Queen Wilhemina is the warm colors that begin to paint the trees in October. This amazing Arkansas State Park is situated atop the second highest peak in the state which offers you breathtaking views from an incredible vantage point. Queen Wilhemina has a lodge with a restaurant as well as sites for RVs and tents, and has plenty of trails to hike while you are there. While you are set up at Queen Wilhemina, you can also take a drive on the Talimena Scenic Byway that gives you amazing views and multiple spots to pull over for scenic overlooks.
Hiking through the trails of oranges and reds is a big draw for many visitors to Queen Wilhelmina State Park. One well known trail is the Lovers Leap trail that gives you a piece of history as well as views of the surrounding area from a perfect overlook. Surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains, each trail within the State Park is encompassed with trees that welcome fall with the change of their colors in mid October. Besides the fall color, another fascinating aspect of Queen Wilhemina that you have a chance to see in October is Monarchs. Monarch Butterflies migrate through this area around the first of October every year, allowing you to see glimpses of orange and white butterflies to dance through the sky.
As you gather your camping supplies to embark on a trip to discover fall color in Arkansas, don’t forget to bring something that will help keep you warm. Queen Wilhemina is at a higher elevation and with the breeze blowing through, it can be chilly, but not cold enough for a full blown jacket. Montauk Tackle offers hoodies that are perfect to carry with you in your hiking backpack. Their hoodies are lightweight and are perfect to add another layer of warmth and sun protection when you are hiking. When you are hiking, you get warm quicker so having a lightweight hoodie allows you to stay warm without excess material. Another option for a lightweight jacket from Montauk Tackle is their 1/4 zip pullover which allows you to have a layer of protection without getting to warm.
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