Watch the Ozarks awaken in Eureka Springs West

Monday, February 25, 2008
Enjoy the peace and quiet on White River as the morning sun slowly burns away the fog.

The month of March is a wonderful time to visit Eureka Springs West. Take a few days to slow down, away from the noise and traffic, and enjoy incredible natural beauty as the Ozark hills reawaken in spring. Get the blood pumping with a hike at Lake Leatherwood City Park, or saddle up for a horseback ride and experience the gentle joys of nature up close and personal. If that inner sportsman is calling, why not hire a fishing guide and head for the hidden coves of Beaver Lake to score fresh fish for dinner, or maybe a trophy for the den wall? Trout fishing is also fine below Beaver Dam, along the White River, and the scenery is postcard-perfect. Bring your camera, and you could catch an eagle soaring across the hills, or a deer lapping at water's edge, just a few feet away from you. After a morning of outdoor fun, step inside for shopping! Shops in Eureka Springs West range from small artist studios to large spaces filled with antiques. Stop by Inspiration Point overlook, a picturesque spot overlooking the White River Valley that has enthralled visitors for generations. When the day is done, you don't have to drive back to town for lodging; relax in a cabin or cottage nestled in the woods, or close to the lake. As the whirlpool tub bubbles and the peeper frogs sing, you'll find true peace and relaxation in Eureka Springs West.

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