A warmer than normal September means leaves will be changing colors across the United States about a week later than usual this year. That means here in Arkansas, the fall foliage peak should occur in mid to late November.
Planning a fall foliage trip to coincide perfectly with peak fall colors is a difficult task. If you go too early, you’ll see more green than orange and red. Too late? You might risk being greeted by a forest full of brown leaves.
For a great opportunity to catch a glimpse of the peak this year, you and your family should plan a weekend excursion to the top of Rich Mountain for a ride on the Glory Train at the Mountain Glory Station. The Mountain Glory Station will be open every weekend in October and November from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visitors to Queen Wilhelmina State Park and the Mountain Glory Station can enjoy a trip around the one and a half mile track to observe the changing of the colors.
Even if you have visited the Mountain Glory Station in the past, you and your family can make some amazing memories while enjoying the fall scenery.
The Mountain Glory Station features a miniature golf course where you can win a scoop of Blue Bell ice cream from the ice cream stand by beating the days low score. And, check out The Sisters Gift Shop that offers train caps, trains, train whistles and inspiration signs.
This fall, quests can also plan their birthday party, family reunion or business gathering at the Mountain Glory Station and Glory Train. If you are looking for a beautiful site to take your engagement photos, senior pictures or family photos, contact Brandy Lingo at 479-216-4985.
Train fare is $6.50 per person. However, the Glory Train offers Hero Discounts to groups containing a First-Responder, military personnel or school teacher. The Hero discount is $5.50.
This fall get abroad and take the Glory Train for a fall foliage excursion that you will never forget on the Talimena National Scenic Byway atop Rich Mountain.