Cruise the Talimena Scenic Drive and Check out the Surrounding Attractions – East OK to West AK

Talimena-fallA fun, scenic drive with lots of potential attractions along the way is what you get with the Talimena Scenic Drive which spans from the top of the Ouachita Mountains in Eastern OK to Western AK. This is a 54 miles winding drive that is especially beautiful in the fall with the color of the fall leaves.  We went last year and had a great time. I insisted we stop at many of the pull outs to check out the beautiful fall foliage. It was great fun.

This could be a simple drive or it could mean so much more due to the surrounding attractions that could turn this into a weekend if you wished. Go to  to plan your adventure for just you and your sweetie or for you and your family. This trip could be planned for either a couple or family trip. I would suggest that you look in the Upcoming Events tab on their website. Looks like lots going on here in the fall. I am sure this could be a very pretty drive in the spring also.

Some of the attractions along the way are as follows. Their website, as mentioned above, has a detailed section for each of the categories listed below.

Birds and Wildlife

Lakes and Rivers

Historic Sites

Sight Seeing

Cave Exploring

Whitewater Canoeing

Fly Fishing

Equestrian Fun

Note: It is noted that the Peak Fall Foliage for Talimena Scenic Drive is from October 19 – November 4. 

This could be a fun full weekend or a day trip. Best wishes in planning your own adventure along the Talimena National Scenic Byway! A wonderful way to connect and “be with” your loved ones.