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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 …
Camping is a great way to enjoy the state’s natural beauty. Many opportunities to pitch a tent or pull up a camping trailer can be found throughout the wide range of geographic environments found here. Arkansas is home to mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, prairies and each area provides a portal to enjoying nature and the …
Thunder on the Mountain takes place June 26-28 on the picturesque Mulberry Mountain in Ozark. It’s only the second year for this music festival, but it sure is packing a big punch with its headliners. It kicks off on a Friday night with Main Stage performances by Carrie Underwood, Big & Rich and Colt Ford. …
I received my 2015 Adventure Mail from Lewis & Clark Outfitters in Northwest Arkansas today and it has a lot of great information about upcoming backpacking and camping clinics. All but one are free. The clinics cover cooking, backpacking, first aid, navigation and more. Here’s their rundown of what’s being offered and when: Intro to …
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 your parents; take a camera. These precious places help protect wildlife, generate jobs, clean our …
The Turner Bend Store in Franklin County was named the winner of the 2013 Arkansas Environmental Stewardship Award Friday for its long-term involvement in improving the Arkansas environment. Teresa Marks, director of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), presented the award to store owners Brad and Vien Wimberly at Friday’s regular meeting of the …
Looks like I missed my chance to rent a teepee at Petit Jean State Park, located near Morrilton. But now I can rent a yurt, which sounds better anyway. For many years, the park offered teepees for rent during warmer months. The two teepees were just replaced with similar camping facilities called Rent-A-Yurt units, available …
This news was just sent to us from Susan Adkins, Park Interpreter at Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine. The park is now taking reservations for their new Hike/Camp/Kayak Adventure May 4-5. The adventure is designed for those interested in hiking and kayaking Lake Ouachita. As for details, participants will hike portions of the …
Nature and the arts are intermingling big time in northwest Arkansas. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is the place where the visual arts and architecture blend with the beauty of the landscape. And Wakarusa, celebrating its 10th anniversary, has become the place where music meets nature. Wakarusa takes place May 30-June 2 …