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.

If you haven’t been to historic downtown Helena lately, you’re missing out! There are great new shops and restaurants along Cherry Street in the beautiful downtown historic district. And if you’re looking for a specific reason to get to Helena, I’ve got it! July 9 is the date for the next Cherry Street Fair. Held …
Launch your boats on Lake Norfork on July 30 and enjoy a fun day on the water for the Lake Norfork Boat Poker Run. During the event, you cruise seven “ports of call” collecting one playing card at each stop to obtain a poker hand. Grand prizes for the top three hands are awarded at …
Boats of all shapes and sizes compete for speed and design during the 30th annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races on Saturday, July 30, in Heber Springs. Held at Sandy Beach, races begin at 10 a.m. and the event lasts until 4 p.m. It includes food vendors, watermelon eating contests, a treasure dig, volleyball tournament, …
Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day this Saturday, June 4 with Buffalo National River and the Ozarks Highlands Trail Association. Buffalo National River will launch a new “Adopt A Trail” program at 10 a.m. in the Tyler Bend Pavilion. Learn how you can adopt a park trail and help the park care for …
Two of Marshall’s most iconic businesses are celebrating their 50th anniversaries this year – Kenda Drive-In and the Daisy Queen.   That’s no typo. It’s Daisy Queen not Dairy Queen and it’s known for hand-pattied all Angus beef burgers and hand blended shakes. It has plenty of other menu items that you would expect, such …
Whether you’re on the lookout for a casual stroll or a vigorous workout, hiking and backpacking gives one a chance to experience the beauty of The Natural State. Arkansan and avid backpacker Roy Burton has set the wheels in motion for a Backpacking and Hiking Day in Arkansas. Governor Asa Hutchinson has made a Proclamation …
For those unfamiliar with “zipping,” the activity involves soaring through the air by a cable suspended above an incline, to which a pulley and harness are attached for a rider. One option for thrill seekers is the Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend, located between Hot Springs and Malvern. This seven line course criss-crosses high above …