Located to the East of Lake Brittany, Embleton Drive is an area nestled in a comfortable rural neighborhood. While not very far from the area’s small businesses, Embleton proposes a more natural surrounding in North Arkansas, ideal for those who want to get away from the clutter of a large city. With tall trees and green wooded areas for most of the year, the neighborhood is lovely year round and offers access to some of the waterfront properties along the length of Lake Brittany. The winters in Bella Vista can get cold and snowy and the summers are certainly humid, so the climate may be ideal for those who enjoy a clear shift in temperature throughout the year. With a few small recreation areas nearby and one solid paved street that winds around towards the lake and back, there are plenty of areas to explore on a daily walk.
While most of Bella Vista is notoriously covered in small hills and valleys, Embleton Drive is one of the more stable and flat bits of terrain. The paved street makes it easy to navigate your way around residential areas and back out towards the main road if necessary. Venturing off the path may lead you upwards onto some smaller hillsides, the street itself makes for a fairly breezy stroll, offering not much of a challenge for walkers of all skill levels. Watching for traffic is a must, as the street is narrow and winds around a few curves that can provide limited visibility. Street lights are scarce throughout the area, so avoid walking in the nighttime hours. Otherwise, just remember to bring plenty of water in the summer months, as Embleton is a little lengthy hike if you plan on walking the entirety of it.
While there are no public green areas around Embleton Drive, most of the residential areas have wooded land surrounding them. Some of this property is privately owned, however, and walkers should be cautious of treading where they may not be allowed to. Away from the neighborhood itself, locals may consider visiting the Lake Ann Trailhead to the Northwest which feeds into a walking trail for interested exercise enthusiasts. To the Southeast is the area known as “The Back 40”, which offers about forty miles of natural walking trails and pathways. These areas may contain hazards such as rocks, hills, or local wildlife, so it is recommended only for experienced hikers. Overall, even if you opt to remain close to Embleton, the residential neighborhoods provide ample space for being close to the natural beauty of Bella Vista.