hiking

While we’re feeling a bit soggy in the Ozark and Ouachita mountains from all the recent spring rains, every cloud does have a silver lining. The waterfalls are roaring. While more rain is forecast for this week, it appears there will be plenty of breaks in the weather for a good hike. Another advantage, cloudy …
I recently had the chance to check out the Fern Hollow Trail at White Oak Lake State Park near Bluff City. The park is located on the shore of Lower White Oak Lake and is well known for its fishing. For those on the lookout to get some biking or hiking in while visiting the …
I used to think Fall was my favorite season, but now I know it’s Spring. I love the gorgeous shades of green that pop out on trees and bushes across the Arkansas landscape. The buds and blooms of trees and flowers, singing birds, and warmer days make me feel more alive. Plus, there are a …
Roses and chocolates seem to epitomize the Valentine’s Day celebration, but there are plenty of other ways to show your significant other that you care. Arkansas State Parks offer some wonderful ways to celebrate. Visit historic Mather Lodge on Petit Jean Mountain and be treated to a romantic weekend during Hikes, Hearts and Hugs set …
First Day Hikes have become popular at Arkansas State Parks as part of an annual initiative in all 50 states. The free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day are designed to help people rejuvenate and connect with the outdoors through a healthy activity. You can participate in the fun on Thursday, Jan. 1 at Petit …
Whether you’re on the lookout for a casual stroll or a vigorous workout, hiking in Arkansas is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the Natural State. Arkansas’s climate allows hiking year round and the state’s diverse topography offers a range of scenic territory to explore. Speaking of hiking, state parks across the U.S. …
Heads up to all hikers, mountain bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts! The official dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the popular Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) is tomorrow ( Oct. 28)! The event takes place at the Avery Recreation Area at Lake Ouachita’s Blakely Dam at 1 p.m This popular  trail includes around 45 miles of …
It is no secret that fall is a special time in Arkansas. The season is filled with camping, biking, live music, fall color, farm tours,  festivals… the list can go on and on. In light of this, we decided to share Ten Reasons to Visit Southwest Arkansas in the Fall. Enjoy! 1. The Talimena in …
Joan Ellison of Arkansas State Parks just sent a news release this way about a new mountain bike trail! The dedication of the Enders Fault Mountain Bike Trail, a new 9.2-mile mountain bike and hiking trail at Woolly Hollow State Park  near Greenbrier will be Saturday, June 7, at 11. The public is invited to …