Sunday, September 30, 2012

Blue Spring

A gorgeous blue gem is located ten miles west of Eureka Springs, Arkansas on Highway 62. Blue Spring is a quiet getaway into the natural world. There is over a mile of trails winding through the 33 acres of the Blue Spring Heritage Center.

The gardens range from an indigenous woodland garden to a healing Medicine Wheel.

Historical Blue Spring is a natural wonder that pumps 38,000,000 gallons of water each day. 38 million? Yup. There are 38 million gallons of some of the purest and coldest water in the region flowing from this spring into the stocked trout lagoon and then into White River.

This area has an incredibly rich history. I recommend beginning your tour with the historic film and museum. An archaeological dig of the small bluff shelter confirmed American Indian artifacts dating back to 1700A.D. In fact, the bluff shelter is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Blue Spring Heritage Center is open from 9 am - 6 pm every day from March 15 through Thanksgiving. 

Autumn is perfect for hiking and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it!  Visit Blue Spring today!

Happy hiking!  ;-)  -Marci



4 comments:

  1. I have never been to Blue Spring. It sounds like an easy fall destination and maybe when the leaves start changing color I can get Sam to take me for a fall ride and hike in that direction! Thanks for sharing a little local flair!

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    1. Hi, Danni! Blue Spring is beautiful! The path is down into a valley, but most of it is board walk, so it feels like an easy hike. 'Definitely worth the walk if you enjoy being outdoors! -Marci

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  2. Sounds like a great place... we just live a bit too far for a day trip there! I featured your trip to the Railroad on this week's pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/10/pink-hippo-party-98.html
    Hope you stop by and grab a featured button!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkpaotamus

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    1. Oh, Amie! You really know how to make my day! Thank you for the feature!! -Marci

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