Outdoors

Refresh your spirit with adventure travel trips and fitness vacations in Arkansas. Disconnect from the digital devices and reconnect with family and friends in the wonder of Arkansas’s natural beauty.

A Fly Fishing 101 Workshop is set to take place at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs on October 8. The class is being taught by guides from Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters. While here, participants will be taught skills such as fly selection and will learn and practice casting in surrounding Lake Hamilton. The workshop, which …
If you’ve ever lost an hour to watching videos of goats standing on, stomping over, jumping off of or head-butting stuff, boy do we have an event for you! The first-ever Arkansas Goat Festival, a daylong celebration of all things horned, hoofed and bearded, will take place Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 …
This October, celebrate the season with a trip to two of the Arkansas Delta’s most beloved fall attractions, both open through Oct. 31. Near Piggott, you’ll find Pumpkin Hollow. Spend a beautiful autumn day enjoying all the fun including the corn mazes, hayrides, catfish feeding, pony rides, pig scrambles, farm animals, the Kids’ Barn, the …
Bentonville in Northwest Arkansas will host the 7th annual International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit on Nov. 10-12. The World Summit program includes keynote speakers, educational sessions, an expo, networking, and, of course, plenty of time to explore local trails. Kids and families aren’t left out of the fun. The excitement kicks off on Wednesday, …
One of Arkansas’s biggest and most anticipated annual attractions is back Oct. 14-23 with ten more days of rides, games, contests, fun foods, concerts and more! There is nothing like watching a child’s face light up with the thrill of so many fun new things to take in. But all that excitement can overwhelm little …
Is there a better month in Arkansas than October? Cooler temps and gorgeous fall foliage practically beg us to get outside, and Central Arkansas is jam-packed with unexpected opportunities to enjoy this glorious time of year. Here are a few of the unique events taking place this month. Arkansas Paranormal Expo, Oct. 8-9, Little Rock …
Arkansas is fast becoming a hot spot for mountain biking. And now the secret is out as Bentonville in Northwest Arkansas prepares to host the 7th annual International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit on Nov. 10-12. From Whistler, British Columbia in 2004 to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2014, IMBA’s world summits always draw a worldwide …
  Mural festivals are typically in big cities. But for the second year, Fort Smith is host to The Unexpected, a mural festival bringing urban contemporary art to Arkansas. During the event occurring this week, the walls of several downtown historic buildings will be painted with large murals. The buildings are located in between about …
Each year, Mena is the scene of the Wheel A’ Mena. The event, which takes place September 17 this year, is a bicycle tour of the Ouachita Mountains via the Talimena Scenic Drive. The tour is based out of Mena,which is at the foot hills of Rich Mountain, which at 2,681 feet, is the second …