Outdoors

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s mission is to conserve and enhance Arkansas’s fish and wildlife and their habitats while promoting sustainable use, public understanding and support. I’m proud to live in a state that’s celebrating a century of conservation. Arkansas is The Natural State and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission works diligently to …
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 …
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 …
Get ready to look to the skies on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers, where the powerful telescopes of the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society will be focused on four of the planets in our solar system – Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune. Venus will be blazing in the west. Mars will …
If you’re looking for something to do outdoors this weekend and are still in the Halloween spirit, visit a ghost town. Here are two in northern Arkansas worth exploration that will also take you into beautiful countryside for fall color too. Calico Rock Located directly on the White River in Izard County, Calico Rock developed …
In addition to great trails for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers offers great programs that span a variety of interests. If you like insects or fly fishing, take a look at these two upcoming events: Very Ento-resting This family-oriented program focuses on the small, creepy, and risky world …
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWNnvWfpYJI&feature=youtu.be There’s something happening on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Norfork National Fish Hatchery in Mountain Home. It’s an outdoor adventure day for kids between the ages of 5 and 15. Activities range from fly fishing in Dry Run Creek and shooting bows and arrows to BB gun target practice and Japanese fish painting.  You …
September brings optimum weather for enjoying the outdoors and the numerous festivals found in Northwest Arkansas this time of year. Here are 10 that are worthy of your time: 1.        23rd Annual Tired Iron Tractor & Engine Show Check out exhibitions of old-time sawmilling and blacksmithing, kiddie tractor pulls, plowing, home-related antiques, and more on …
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 …