Locals Know Best
Locals Know Best
Oct 13, 2020
5. A Simpler Way of Life in Mountain View, Arkansas
Play • 34 min

In this episode, I’ll be talking with local business owner Becky Wadley about making the most of an outdoorsy day in Mountain View, Arkansas.

Join Becky and me as we bike, hike, kayak, canoe, and swim all around town, and then close out our day in a way that’s almost required in this small town!

Becky is not only an avid RVer but also an RV blogger at Homeiswherewetakeit.com and the owner of Whitewater RV Park. She’s been married for 29 years and is the mother of 3 adult children. She’s also an avid DIYer and will give just about anything a go before she decides whether or not she can tackle the task. Becky considers herself a jack of all trades and a master of none.

 

What We Cover in This Episode
  • The best time of year to visit Mountain View, Arkansas. 
  • The best time of year to enjoy live music in Mountain View.
  • Find out why the Ozarks Folk Center is worth a visit.
  • The best places to go for biscuits and gravy.
  • Where to go for biking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, or swimming! (check how I said this on Swiss’s)
  • How to find local caverns you can hike through.
  • The best breakfast, lunch, and dinner spots in Mountain View.
  • Mountain View's impressive disc golf claim to fame!
  • Why antiquers love Mountain View.
  • Four of the most beautiful places for Instagram pictures, and one you shouldn’t drive to at night in the rain.
  • One Mountain View spot worth missing in the area.
  Quotes

"The main thing about Mountain View is the music." 

"It’s a breath of fresh air, really. Just because it’s such a simpler way of life."

"Mountain View has a very Mayberry feel to it. So, it’s just kind of like, it likens back to like a more innocent time, you know, when, maybe before TV, when people just, the only entertainment they had was to play their music on their front porch or something like that. And so, it hearkens a real innocence in the town. I really would just love that kind of family atmosphere."

"If I was honestly speaking, I would say most of Arkansas would be an outdoorsy kind of place."

If you love music, if you love camping, if you love fishing, if you love hiking or biking or anything that you’re going to do outdoors, Mountain View is a great place to go and you won’t regret it.

 

Links to Places Mentioned in this Episode Where to Stay in Mountain View, Arkansas: Mountain View, Arkansas Outdoor Destinations Mentioned:
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