10 Festivals for September Fun in Northwest Arkansas

September brings optimum weather for enjoying the outdoors and the numerous festivals found in Northwest Arkansas this time of year. Here are 10 that are worthy of your time: 1.        23rd Annual Tired Iron Tractor & Engine Show Check out

Sweethearts Weekend at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

If you are looking for something different to do for Valentine’s Day, surprise your significant other with a Sweethearts Weekend at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers. Spend the day together in nature on Feb. 15 or 16. You’ll take

Eagles and Other Birds of Prey Make Their Winter Home in Little Rock

Bundle up, grab your binoculars and cameras then head to Pinnacle Mountain State Park  in Little Rock for Eagle Lake Cruises on Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, 26. Join park interpreters at Jolly Roger’s Marina for an excursion on Lake

Learn about Eagles!

DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck celebrates the American bald eagle and the message of conservation during the 35th annual Eagles et Cetera January 24-26. During the winter, eagles flock to the Ouachitas and Ozarks of Arkansas for favorable

Free Admission Days For Refuges Announced

Everybody likes free stuff, right? If you also like visiting public lands, or are looking for ideas to get out and about in nature, America’s national wildlife refuges will offer free admission to visitors on the following days in 2014:

Eagle Awareness Weekend at Petit Jean

Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton kicks off its 2014 special events and activities with its annual winter Eagle Awareness Weekend on Jan. 11-12. Join park interpreters for two days devoted to our national symbol, the bald eagle. A variety

Green is the New Black at Hobbs & Devil’s Den on Friday After Thanksgiving

Instead of joining the crazy crowds of shoppers on Black Friday, Rebekah Penny, an interpreter at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, suggests enjoying clean water and air, and time with friends and family by making memories at the park. “There is

Discover Your National Wildlife Refuges

Want to impress your teachers, enrich your life, and have fun while learning? Visit a national wildlife refuge and see what refuges are doing to conserve your wildlife heritage. National wildlife refuges include many of America’s most treasured landscapes. Take

Jim Gaston Photography Exhibit Opens April 4 at ASUMH

Jim Gaston has long been known for operating Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview – for the past 45 years, in fact. He is also known for his dedication and service in the Arkansas tourism industry having served on the

Eagle Watch Lake Tours at Lake Ouachita State Park

Eagles, which are unique to North America, begin to arrive in Arkansas as early as mid-October and stay all winter long, departing around February and as late as mid-March. Over 1,700 eagles may winter here depending on weather conditions. Wintering
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