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With the departure of Fall and Winter fast approaching, our family decided to take a local Fall foliage trip, and make the most of the last of the leaves.

My husband had happened upon The Little Golden Gate Bridge, also known as Beaver Bridge, while doing research for a weekly competition, and the pictures looked so charming, we decided to make it our afternoon destination. After stopping in Eureka Springs for lunch, we drove north to Beaver.

The Little Golden Gate Bridge, also known as Beaver Bridge

The Little Golden Gate Bridge, also known as Beaver Bridge

Built in 1949, and placed on the National Historic Register in 1999, this scenic bridge is located in the town of Beaver, deep in the Ozark Mountains, where Table Rock Lake and the White River converge. It is the last swinging bridge in Arkansas still open to traffic, and is one of two bridges in this town of 100, to be featured in film.

The last swinging bridge in Arkansas still open to traffic!

The last swinging bridge in Arkansas still open to traffic!

The Welcome Sign across the bridge.

The Welcome Sign across the bridge.

Crossing the bridge, we discovered the trailhead for the Town Of Beaver Walking Trail – a scenic, thirty minute route (although unfortunately we didn’t explore it) –

The Walking Trail

The Walking Trail

and the historic Beaver Spring house.

Beaver Spring sign

Beaver Spring sign

Beaver Spring House

Beaver Spring House

Castle Rogues Manor looked intriguing, but we didn’t have time to tour it – we had to get back to Fayetteville to reclaim our red convertible Cadillac – my husband had lent it to an Air Force Veteran for the annual Veterans parade around the square.

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