Reaching these services on foot can be hampered by the lack of pedestrian paths along main roads required to access them which affects their walkability.
Bella Vista dog walkers will experience all four seasons throughout the year. Summer is hot and walking your pup early or later in the day may be more comfortable for you and your canine companion. Winters are cold and snow frequently occurs in the region so good footwear and warm outerwear are a must for those who venture out during winter months. Spring and fall are more temperate, however, rain can occur, so keep an eye on the forecast.
The neighborhood consists of large rural properties that are well spaced with lots of natural area between residences. Home owners experience lots of privacy and this is a peaceful country setting. Manchester Drive does not have paved sidewalks and pedestrians with pups will have to share the road with vehicles. Be sure to walk facing oncoming traffic and keep your dog on a leash. Because the road curves and slopes, traffic can be difficult to see, so be vigilant and listen for approaching cars.
Sugar Creek is situated on the west side of the community and there is a small commercial area also located on the west side near the creek.
The Blowing Springs Trail is a 3.8-mile loop suitable for hikers and pups of moderate to advanced ability as the terrain can be rough, muddy, and rocky. This greenway is popular with mountain bikers, so watch out for two-wheeled traffic. Dogs are welcome on the Blowing Springs Trail, but must be leashed.
Bella Vista Park is located just a little farther to the south and this 132-acre park has a 1.8-mile trail that is asphalt-surfaced and an easier stroll with fewer elevation changes. This park also has facilities like a pavilion, playground, and picnic tables.