Start the Year in the Great Outdoors

First Day Hikes have become popular at Arkansas State Parks as part of an annual initiative in all 50 states. The free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day are designed to help people rejuvenate and connect with the outdoors through

Overnight Bicycle Ride

Strap on your bike helmet to enjoy a two-day ride on Saturday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 18, from Greers Ferry to Mountain View. The Overnight Bicycle Ride is an annual event organized by the Arkansas Bicycle Club. The group

Eagle Awareness Weekend

Petit Jean State Park Join park interpreters at Petit Jean Jan. 10-11 for two days devoted to our national symbol, the bald eagle. A variety of programs are planned, including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to

Winter Campfire Fun

While we do have some cold wintery days, for the most part, Arkansas is considered to have a mild seasonal climate, meaning there’s still plenty of outdoor fun to be had even when Old Man Winter comes to visit. One

November Astronomy Program Focuses on Four Planets

Get ready to look to the skies on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers, where the powerful telescopes of the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society will be focused on four of the planets in our solar system

Visit an Arkansas Ghost Town on Halloween Weekend

If you’re looking for something to do outdoors this weekend and are still in the Halloween spirit, visit a ghost town. Here are two in northern Arkansas worth exploration that will also take you into beautiful countryside for fall color

Dedication of Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

Heads up to all hikers, mountain bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts! The official dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the popular Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) is tomorrow ( Oct. 28)! The event takes place at the Avery Recreation Area at

Gazing at the Birds

Learn more about our feathered friends and their lives as the Mississippi River State Park in Marianna offers a Children’s Bird Walk Adventure on Nov. 15. Head out on a scavenger hunt with the park interpreter to find as many

Escape to Nature in November

Fall is a wonderful time to explore nature in the northeast and southeast sections of The Natural State. Whether you prefer riding in a vehicle, walking through the woods or biking the byways, there’s a great opportunity to everyone to

Mmmmm…I smell STEAK!

If you’re near West Memphis on Saturday, Oct. 18, you most likely WILL smell the enticing aroma of beef as Southland Park Gaming and Racing hosts the 2014 Mid-South Great Steak Cook-off! Over 80 teams will compete for over $11,000