With the departure of Fall and Winter fast approaching, our family decided to take a local Fall foliage trip, and make the most of the last of the leaves.
My husband had happened upon The Little Golden Gate Bridge, also known as Beaver Bridge, while doing research for a weekly competition, and the pictures looked so charming, we decided to make it our afternoon destination. After stopping in Eureka Springs for lunch, we drove north to Beaver.
Built in 1949, and placed on the National Historic Register in 1999, this scenic bridge is located in the town of Beaver, deep in the Ozark Mountains, where Table Rock Lake and the White River converge. It is the last swinging bridge in Arkansas still open to traffic, and is one of two bridges in this town of 100, to be featured in film.
Crossing the bridge, we discovered the trailhead for the Town Of Beaver Walking Trail – a scenic, thirty minute route (although unfortunately we didn’t explore it) –
and the historic Beaver Spring house.
Castle Rogues Manor looked intriguing, but we didn’t have time to tour it – we had to get back to Fayetteville to reclaim our red convertible Cadillac – my husband had lent it to an Air Force Veteran for the annual Veterans parade around the square.