When I get to a new town, my first impulse is to find a good place to walk. If that’s on your list for downtime during WordCamp Fayetteville, you’re in luck.
Fayetteville has a wonderful system of trails connecting with an almost-complete walking or biking tour up to Bentonville. Take the Virtual Tour to get a complete picture, with a map and everything.
Or read on for a few highlights.
If you want to get a real hiking feeling without leaving town, head to Lake Fayetteville. You’ll find an entrance just off of Zion Road — turn east off of College Ave. by the Northwest Arkansas Mall and park at the Veterans Memorial Park.
Want to see more of the town on your walk?
Consider the Scull Creek Trail, which is wheelchair accessible, or the Mud Creek Trail. Click through the links to get maps. Both of these fully-paved trails give you a good view of the town, and they’re connected. Start with Mud Creek off of Old Missouri Road, continue on to Scull Creek, and then take the Frisco Trail, and you can get in 7.6 miles before you join us on Friday night at Mermaids.
Do you want some physical challenge beyond just getting in the steps? Consider the Mt. Sequoyah Woods Trail. This trail is popular for mountain bikes, but you’ll often have it to yourself. Expect to do a bit of climbing along the way.It’s only a mile from downtown, but you’ll definitely feel like you’ve had a walk in the woods.