Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Arkansas Outdoor Recreation

Spring in the Ozarks, Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast.

The Dogwood, great harbinger of spring.

The mountains come alive in the spring, and one of the best ways to experience this magnificent renewal of life is to go horseback riding through the Ozarks.

Trail rides through the Ozarks leave daily from Bear Mountain Riding Stables. Experienced guides share stories as well as riding tips, opening up the rich history of the region to anyone willing to listen. Rides generally last an hour, and are open to novices as well as expert riders.

Riders should keep an eye out for wildflowers and flowering trees. Redbuds are one of the first trees to blossom in the Ozarks, delighting us with their purple and lavender blossoms in late March and early April. Flowering Dogwoods follow them, usually peaking in mid to late April. Deliciously fragrant Wild Plums also bloom early.

Many wildflowers are already blooming in the garden of our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast. After your horseback ride, relax on our porch with a glass of wine, surrounded by the fragrance of spring.