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.

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 …
If you’re looking for something fun to do over Labor Day weekend, this one’s for you, whether you choose to participate or just see how well you can count the skipping of a rock. That’s right, rock skipping. Serious rock skipping for prize money.  The Great Southern Stone Skipping Championships on Saturday morning of Labor …
Audubon Arkansas has announced the designation of Important Bird Area (IBA) status for the Buffalo National River, a unit of the National Park System administered by the Department of the Interior. “Important Bird Areas are sites that provide essential habitat for breeding, wintering, or migrating bird species,” said Dr. Dan Scheiman, Bird Conservation Director for …
Rally your native pride and dust off your dancing shoes, because the fourth annual Legends of Arkansas festival will return to the Argenta Arts District on Saturday, September 10, from noon to 10 p.m. This year is shaping up to be bigger than ever, with two stages full of music, food trucks, circus performers, more …
Some say kids and adults need to spend less time staring at their phones and more time socializing in person and enjoying the great outdoors. As a lover of technology, tech gadgets, people, and nature, I say we can have our cake and eat it too. Here are six ways to embrace technology for added …