Seventh Annual Seed Swap at the Ozark Folk Center State Park

“One for the cut worm, one for the crow, one to share and one to grow.” – motto of ROOST (Revitalizing Ozark-Ouachita Seed Traditions).  In its seventh year, the annual Ozark Seed Swap is set for Feb. 28 in the

In Charge of a Group? Lead Them to Loco Ropes

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’m a big fan of Loco Ropes, a treetop ropes course adventure, located at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The crazy fun comes in challenging yourself on three ropes

Find Romance on the Water and in the Woods

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

Start the Year in the Great Outdoors

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

Prairie Grove Battle Reenactment is Dec. 6 and 7

Don’t miss the Prairie Grove Battle Reenactment this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, because you’ll have to wait two years to see it again. The reenactment only takes place on even numbered years at Prairie Grove Battlefield State

Pam Setser and Donny Catron perform Gospel Favorites Thanksgiving Night

Continuing a long tradition of Thanksgiving night gospel concerts, the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will feature Pam Setser and Donny Catron in a special performance from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27, in

Gazing at the Birds

Learn more about our feathered friends and their lives as the Mississippi River State Park in Marianna offers a Children’s Bird Walk Adventure on Nov. 15. Head out on a scavenger hunt with the park interpreter to find as many

Fly Tying and other Very Ento-resting Programs at Hobbs

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

Ozark Mountain Bike Festival is April 4-6

Get ready for a family fun weekend of mountain biking at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork during the annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival set for April 4-6. You can ride one of the first mountain bike trails in

Eagle Awareness Weekend at Petit Jean

Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton kicks off its 2014 special events and activities with its annual winter Eagle Awareness Weekend on Jan. 11-12. Join park interpreters for two days devoted to our national symbol, the bald eagle. A variety