Things to do in Bella Vista
Bella Vista has a large natural-surface trail system for mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners. Popular trails include The Back 40 Trails and Blowing Springs. The city boasts more than 100 miles of singletrack within its limits.
For those traveling with dogs, Loch Lomond Trail has access to a dog park. Lake Bella Vista Walking Trail has playground equipment, and connects to the Razorback Regional Greenway. The multi-use paved Greenway runs more than 40 miles from Bella Vista to Fayetteville, linking to parks, downtowns, local breweries, and additional trails along the way. Tanyard Creek Nature Trail is popular and connects to the top of Lake Windsor Dam, taking hikers past a beautiful waterfall.
Seven lakes provide fishing, boating, skiing, kayaking, and swimming opportunities. Loch Lomond has ample room for skiing in its main channel as well as secluded coves for anglers in search of largemouth bass. It’s the only lake with a full-service marina. Lake Avalon is the largest of Bella Vista’s “no wake” lakes and has a large sandy beach with a swim area, beach volleyball courts, paddle board and kayak rentals and a small concessions stand. Lake Norwood is the most accessible and popular for picnics on tables overlooking the water. Lake Windsor at 220 acres is also popular for skiing.
All of the lakes are great fisheries for a variety of species such as largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, catfish and crappie. Additionally, kayaking and paddle boarding have become extremely popular on all of Bella Vista’s great lakes.
In addition to lake fun, golfing is a popular outdoor sport. Bella Vista has numerous golf courses, a practice center and driving ranges. The city also offers tennis courts, numerous parks and pavilions, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, and fitness centers. Attractions such as the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, designed by famed Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones, and Lakepointe Restaurant and Event Center will top off your visit to Bella Vista and make you never want to leave.