A 28-mile drive from Paris, to the top of Mount Magazine, and down to Havana. Mount Magazine, at 2,753 feet above sea level, is the highest point in the Midwest. Only the Appalachians to the east, the Rockies to the west, and mountains in western Texas attain higher elevations. Standing approximately 2,300 feet above the surrounding valley floor, it is truly an impressive site.
From the top of the mountain there are scenic views of the surrounding Arkansas River valley, the Boston Mountains to the north, and the Ouachita Mountains to the south. Because of its exceptional scenery, the highway that takes travelers up and over Mount Magazine was designated as an Arkansas Scenic Byway in 1994. Special attractions: Mount Magazine (highest point in Arkansas), and Cove Lake; Mount Magazine State Park; scenic overlooks, hiking, camping, fall colors, fishing, and hunting. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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