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Ozark Mountains and valleys are scenic and secluded

There's an old folk saying about the Ozark Mountains: "It's not that the mountains are so high, it's just that the valleys are so deep."

It's true. The Ozark Mountains in Arkansas are a heavily eroded plateau, pushed up eons ago and carved out by hundreds of streams over thousands of years. Nature worked wonders, and today the diversity of these wild highlands is endless.

Some of the most scenic rivers and majestic lakes in America are here to enjoy in the Ozarks. Popular things to do in the Ozarks region include trout floats on the White, Little Red and Spring Rivers, plus bass and panfish outings on the lakes and smaller streams, make for world-class fishing action. Recreational boating, canoeing and swimming are also on the agenda of many visitors.

Plan a leisurely walk along a trickling stream, or pick up the pace on an award-winning hiking trail. Enjoy the shady porch of a cozy log cabin or sail a 40,000-acre lake. Take time to tour a museum, historic home, formal garden or Civil War park. Dance and sing along at an informal hoedown in the Ozark Mountains or dress up for an evening on the town.

Family friendly things to do in the Ozarks should include a day or two to explore the rich history and culture of the hill country. Study the traditional folkways, visit a historic site, see the wonders of a limestone cavern,  catch local events or visit a craftsman at work.

Ready for an adventurous trip to the Ozark Mountains? You’ll get information on all the best lodging, dining and fun things to do in the Ozarks when you request a free Arkansas vacation kit. Don’t put off your dream vacation–start planning it! Request your free Arkansas vacation kit today to learn more about the Ozarks.