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Arkansas Scenic Roads: Ozark, Paris
If your goal is to experience the truly rural countryside of the Ozark Mountains, I can’t imagine a better place to drive than Routes 16 and 23. After hiking a couple some trails around the Buffalo River area (near Boxley and Fallsville), I was trying to decide whether to head back to Interstate 40 (via Arkansas Route 21), or extend my exploration a bit further. I chose to drive west on Route 16, then south on Route 23 — through an area where there are dozens of barns, but only a handful of homes and businesses. Between Fallsville and Boston, …