Now that the fall season is here why not go horseback riding in some of the most scenic backwoods of Arkansas.

I find it to be very therapeutic when riding a horse through the mountain valleys, lakes, and river regions in Arkansas. Imagine the views you'll get when riding along some trail creekside through wooded forests with its changing colors of the fall season. There are numerous stables that offer riders different skill levels depending on their experience or first time on a horse.

Lake Catherine State Park.

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Lake Catherine State Park near Hot Springs has some of the most beautiful mountain trails that will take you through natural wildlife habitats, tall pine, and hardwood glades in the perfect setting for a relaxing ride you will never forget. Don't be surprised that you don't see bald eagles soaring above your head as Lake Catherine is one of their nesting spots. There are also nearby cabins you can stay overnight at Lake Catherine State Park. Please visit Hot for more information.

Bar Fifty is another great place to go horseback riding surrounded by the beauty of tall pine trees, riders can go on a guided tour. If you love to camp, Bar Fifty has a very nice campground area, and for something a little more luxurious stay at their Bed and Breakfast Lodge or one of several wood cabins.

Mountain Harbor Riding Stable - Mount Ida

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Mountain Harbor Riding Stables is situated around one of the cleanest lakes in Arkansas, Lake Ouachita. Riders will experience guided tours through the thickly wooded forests and along the beautiful shoreline of the lake. Mountain Harbor Resort is also home to some of the best cabins in the area. Hot Springs National Park is just 30 minutes away from shopping, dining, and other attractions.

Arkansas Riding Stables

Arkansas Riding Stables is located just 60 minutes from Texarkana at DeGray Lake Resort. Riders will get great views of the lake along the gentle woodland trails surrounded by nature. Visitors can also stay at the nearby Lake DeGray Lodge. Visit Hot for more information.

Barnyard Friends and Stables - Morrilton

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These beautiful stables are located on top of Petit Jean Mountain near the town of Morrilton. Your scenic horseback ride will take you on a journey through hanging cliffs, mountains, wooded forests, and waterfalls. Barnyard Friends and Stables has a one-of-a-kind petting zoo for your enjoyment. Cabins are available to rent or you can stay at historic Petit Jean Lodge. Visit their website for more information.

Arkansas Equine Adventures

Arkansas Equine Adventures is the newest riding stables to open at Pinnacle Mountain near Little Rock. Riders will experience crossing over creeks, see wildlife on your journey in wide-open spaces and great scenic views of Pinnacle Mountain. There are different levels for skilled and beginners of horseback riding. Let the adventure begin! Reserve your spot today at their website or Facebook page.

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This fall makes a memorable experience when heading outdoors at any of these wonderful riding stables that Arkansas has to offer. Whether it be a couples weekend or a family outing you'll find it all in the Natural State of Arkansas.

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