Hey folks. Heading down to Arkansas late March to ride around for 5 days. Any you can’t miss this sights to see or motorcycle rides that are a must do?
Hey guys I have been following your posts, especially on some of the great suggestions for riding in Arkansas. As I previously posted, I will be leaving Montreal a month from now (Apr 24, providing we don't get anymore #%@* snow), on our way out to the Grand Canyon and the Western U.S.The Tali-Mena Parkway is a 60-mile two lane blacktop that, for the most part, runs along mountain ridges. Look to either side and your looking down. I don't think either direction gives a better ride than the other. About 17 miles west of Mena is Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Best cup of hot chocolate I've ever had. It was about 30F and I stayed for three cups.
Ark Hwy 7 from Hot Springs to Russellville is very popular. And take a strip all the way across the state within 50 miles of the Missouri border for roads that will send you home planning another trip to ride the ones you missed.
Near the center of the state, Petit Jean State Park is an excellent stop for a 15 to 20 minute break.
60 miles north of Harrison in Ozark, Mo is Lambert's. A good choice for lunch or dinner.
Arkansas is one of the few states to print a tourism guide specifically for motorcyles. You can order it on line.
Let us know when you set your dates. You may get some local riding buddies.
My vote would be on the Arkansas side. All of the destinations you listed are good riding areas with lovely scenery. If you haven't already done so, contact the tourism department for the State of Arkansas and they will mail you motorcycle tour maps at no charge. Spring time thunderstorms can be pretty violent in this area in April, so be sure and stay on top of the weather.Hey guys I have been following your posts, especially on some of the great suggestions for riding in Arkansas. As I previously posted, I will be leaving Montreal a month from now (Apr 24, providing we don't get anymore #%@* snow), on our way out to the Grand Canyon and the Western U.S.
I have been particularily interested in spending a few days touring Arkansas on my way thru. Bent Wing, Willmax, I planned out a route based on your suggestions. Question?
Coming from the Kentucky / Tenn area, would it be better to run north of the border along the Missouri side or the Arkansa side from east to west. I was thinking of doing Eureka Springs, then down to Harrison, Russellville, Hot Springs, then Mena ,Tali-Mena Parkway west.
Just don't want to miss out on some of the best.
Data Rider, you have a good safe trip, and let us know how it was.