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Bayou Bartholomew is considered the longest bayou in the world. Lined with cypress and tupelo swamps, it ranks amongst the top bio-diverse streams in North America. It begins nears Pine Bluff and twists and turns 359 river miles before emptying into the Ouachita River near Sterlington, Louisiana. The route is the newest addition to the …
When the lazy hot days of summer pass and the cooler crisp air of fall moves in, the great outdoors beckons. The Natural State offers many ways to see the changing leaves up close or via sweeping panoramas. Try these ideas for getting outside to hike, bike, ride, drive or paddle in the Arkansas Ozarks. …
Arkansas has an abundance of waterways for paddlers to explore. The Arkansas Water Trails project, created in 2009, is at the forefront of developing a system of mapped water trails throughout the state. A goal of the project, initiated by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, is to highlight the diversity of paddling terrain that …
April is the perfect month to get outdoors and shake off the cobwebs of winter. There are so many activities for families to do in Central Arkansas: ride a bike, walk a trail, canoe a gentle stream, or find a fun-filled playground. Does exploring on a two-wheeler sound like fun but you don’t have a …
Looking for a festival to head to this spring? The Caddo River Fest is April 25-26 in Glenwood. The festival, which takes place at downtown Broadway Street, includes a 5K race, a car, truck, and motorcycle show, live music both nights (bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the music), food, crafts, vendors, and …
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 …
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will dedicate a 22-mile water trail and almost 5 miles of hiking trails at Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on Crooked Creek ( in Yellville) this weekend. The aim of the trail is to help anglers, paddlers and wildlife watchers enjoy this Ozark stream. The trail covers 22 miles …
Enjoy the fall’s crisp cool air on a canoeing journey through Pinnacle Mountain’s lowlands with a park interpreter as your guide during a Fall Canoe Float at Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Little Rock. The event is offered on October 6 and again on October 13. On both days, the time frame for the float is …
  A new water trail at Arkansas Post in Gillett just opened as part of the Arkansas Water Trails program. The project, initiated by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) was launched to create a system of water trails throughout the state. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, paddling is one of the fastest …