6 Things To Do in Bella Vista in the Winter

No matter what the winter weather may be, Bella Vista has plenty of indoor and outdoor choices for spending your time. With average temperatures in the 40-degree range, Arkansas winters are considered mild and pleasant for outdoor adventure. When temperatures do dip lower, it’s easy to find indoor locales to visit to cure your cabin fever.

  1. Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel - Designed by famed Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones, this awe-inspiring structure is built of steel, glass and wood that accentuates its natural environment. It’s an ideal place for a wedding or quiet meditation.
  2. Bella Vista Historical Museum - The museum features Bella Vista’s history from its inception as a summer resort destination area in the days of 1915-1952 through the present. Learn how a summer resort with only 370 private family cottages became a family recreation area, development of 40,000 acres with golf courses and lakes, and then a city with 30,000 residents.
  3. Veterans Wall of Honor - Set around a fountain in the center of the monument, granite tablets display 4,500-plus names of veterans. This historic timeline on bronze plaques chronicling significant military events from the Revolutionary War to present conflicts.

Golf- The Bella Vista POA maintains six 18-hole courses and one executive 9-hole course year around. Visitors are welcome. Each course is a unique design playing off of the Ozark mountain terrain and the natural forest and water views that make this little mountain town the vacation destination that it is. There is a course for you whether you are a beginner or like a challenge. Or you could play a different one each day of your stay

Trails - Mild Arkansas winters mean year-round enjoyment of Bella Vista’s trails system, popular with mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts of any kind. It's not only the mild weather, but the carefully engineered trails and the natural rock and cert surfaces, which are designed to shed water and remain rideable year 'round.Exclusive to hikers, Tanyard Creek includes a paved portion and a well-maintained natural surface. Branchwood Nature Trail and the Loch Lomond Walking Trail are both paved surfaces. Whereas mountain bikers and hikers alike can enjoy the Back 40, the Blowing Springs trail system and the newly opening Little Sugar system.