Stephanie Maxwell Newton ,

Stretching from Clay to Chicot counties along the eastern border of the state, the Delta is home to some of Arkansas’s most compelling communities. Whether you’re planning a quick day trip or a long-weekend stay, there’s something for everyone.

Wilson ( has been a recent favorite for visitors near and far thanks to its revitalization over the past 10 years. From the Tudor-style buildings of its town square to seasonal flowers brimming at Wilson Gardens, everything about this charming town is picturesque. The Grange is a constant site of special events, including a Harvest Dinner on Oct. 16 (as part of the monthly Wilson Wine Experience) and Wilson Harvest Festival on Oct. 23, an all-day event featuring craft booths, food trucks, and live music.