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Family Series: Hike & Gelato

  • Eureka Springs, AR, 72632 United States (map)
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Our day will start with a beautiful hike around Lake Leatherwood.  The trail winds in and out of the forest as we circulate around the serene lake.  We will keep our eyes out for wildlife in this area and also mountain bikes and canoes on the lake as this is a mecca for all outdoor recreation in Northwest Arkansas.  About halfway through the hike we will cross the dam bridge that is an amazing site to see with amazing views both across the lake and down the creek. At the end we will drop down to view the incredible waterfall under the dam - the perfect place to stop for a snack before finishing the hike.  

After the hike we will head to the heart of the historic Eureka Springs.  The drive alone is amazing if you have never been to this quaint town. We will get some gelato at a shop and have some time to explore the town before heading back!


INCLUDES: TRANSPORTATION, ICE CREAM, AND EXPERT GUIDE

*GROUP RATES FOR 4 OR MORE PEOPLE APPLY

DOES NOT INCLUDE: GUIDE’S TIPS

AGE: • 8+ (recommended)


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A simple relaxing 3.2 miles hike with spectacular views.

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Today is an amazing day outside exploring a new area with new friends.

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Return happy after a refreshing day Exploring the Ozarks!


PICKUP LOCATIONS

  • SPRINGFIELD: 5 Pound Apparel at Farmers Park (2144 E Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65804)
    PICK UP TIME: 8:30 AM

  • BRANSON: LandShark Bar and Grill at Branson Landing (915 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616)
    PICK UP TIME: 9:30 AM

PERFECT FOR

  • Families looking for a fun day in nature.

  • First time hikers!

  • Fit Adventurers looking for a fun day in nature for the whole family.

PACKING LIST

WHAT TO WEAR?

  • Athletic clothing

  • Waterproof hiking boots/shoes

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen / Bug repellent

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Backpack

  • Water, lunch and snacks for the hike.

  • Raincoat

  • Camera (optional)

  • Hiking poles (optional)

SCHEDULE

  • Meet at 8:30 at Farmers Park (9:30 if you are leaving from Branson)

  • Drive to Lake Leatherwood State Park.

  • Hike 3.2 miles through easy terrain at Lake Leatherwood.

  • Enjoy some great gelato at Eureka Springs.

  • Drive back and arrive to Springfield around 4:30 (3:45 to Branson)

Earlier Event: July 7
Bison Viewing Hike & Ice Cream
Later Event: July 10
Evening Hike & Yoga