Freewheeling

Arkansas Freewheeling

A visit to Mountain View always brings the joy of the simple things in life. By simple, I don’t mean to imply that there is little to do there because it’s easy to pack your days with activities. Ozark Folk Center State Park is located here. You can visit working crafters and musicians and even take a …
    Tarona Armstrong, Chief of Interpretation at the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope, just sent word about a new Biking Into History program. The ranger- led bicycle tours start this  Saturday (May 26) at  10. The free tour  begins at the historic site visitor center (117 South Hervey …
    Bugs, Bands & Bikes Weekend starts today (May 11–12)  in the Union Square Entertainment District in downtown El Dorado. Over the years, the annual event has become the region’s largest motorcycle themed event filled with hundreds of bikes, live music and crawfish. Here is a peek at the schedule sent by  Main Street …
The weather forecasters are promising a beautiful weekend in the Arkansas Delta! Take a look at some of the great events going on throughout the region. May 11 is the date for the dedication of a replica of Fort Curtis in Helena-West Helena. The reproduction of the Union Civil War fort is located at the corner …
Hear that? It’s the rumble of motorcycles from all over the region revving up to make the trip to Helena-West Helena this weekend for Wild Hog!  Motorcycles and music take over Cherry Street during the 12th annual Wild Hog Motorcycle Rally and Musicfest on April 26-29 in historic downtown Helena. The event features food and merchandise …
Visit My Arkansas every Wednesday for information on outdoors and sports. Discovered in 1963, Blanchard Springs Caverns and Recreation Area near Mountain View is filled with unspoiled formations such as the 65-foot-high “The Column,” as well as another huge formation named “The Flowstone.” There are guided walking tours and a wild cave tour through this active cavern …
About 50 people, a standing room only crowd for the small conference room at the Boone County Library in downtown Harrison, attended Tuesday a presentation by Retired Staff Historian Suzie Liles on the 40th anniversary of the Buffalo National River. Today, March 1, is the official date of the anniversary. Many people can’t believe it’s …
Visit My Arkansas every Thursday for information on festivals and events.   I was talking to my friend, David Priest, the other day about biking Ark. 71. He was encouraging me to take a ride with he and his wife Marlo and write an article about this beautiful stretch of highway. Then I received an …
It feels so much like spring that I’ve got camping on my mind. In fact, I’ve already been hinting to the family that I’d like a Dutch oven for Mother’s Day. Hey, it is the state cooking vessel! I’ve had experience cooking in them at Arkansas State Parks programs and at the Becoming An Outdoor …