Biking is more fun in NW Arkansas!
Are you looking for a perfect spot to have some fun adventure? Or do you simply want to capture the beauty of your place? Well then search no more. Northwest Arkansas homeowners can now fully appreciate the beauty of NW Arkansas through biking and hiking trails at the Razorback Greenway.
Razorback Greenway in NW Arkansas
by Nancy Hartney, dosouthmagazine.com
Thirty-six intercity miles of biking and hiking paths stretch across woodlands, parks, shared roads, and hills connecting Fayetteville to Bentonville, Arkansas. The trail is officially known as the Razorback Regional Greenway and it’s a great way to enjoy the beauty of this area.
Fayetteville on the southern end of the Greenway includes Dickson Street with year-round live music, theatre and stage productions, clothing boutiques, and second-hand shops. Arsagas Depot, Hog Haus, Common Grounds, Bordinos Italian, Jose’s Mexican, and Grubs offer eats and libations for every palate. The Farmers’ Market on the Historic Square takes place three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) from late April through October dropping to Saturday only into November.
Bentonville holds bragging rights on the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (closed Tuesdays), Walmart Museum, and Compton Gardens with its woodland plants, native prairie, and two Arkansas Champion Trees. Check out locally grown produce Saturdays, April 25 through October 31, at the Bentonville County Farmers’ Market.
Although the entire route can be completed in a six-hour day by hardcore cyclists, most folks opt to sample shorter loops with frequent stops. I’ve mapped out two options: one in Fayetteville and one in Bentonville, to make planning your day-trip easy. Also included are suggestions for local eateries. Get a Razorback Greenway system map, available at nwatrails.org, and pick up a city-specific map at the visitor’s bureau in Fayetteville, 21 South Block Avenue, or in Bentonville, 104 East Central Avenue.
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