Fall fun for the entire family

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Lake Chicot
Lake Chicot

October in the Lower Delta region means cooler temperatures…but that doesn’t mean you can't have fun outside.

It’s a great time to experience some of our wonderful Arkansas State Parks. Take a bike ride along the Delta Heritage Trail State Park near Helena-West Helena. In fact, during October, the park offers a bird and bike tour that combines two great activities into one event. It’s the perfect opportunity for birders of all skill levels to try their luck and see what feathery friends call the Arkansas Delta home.

Biking at the Delta Heritage Trail State Park
Biking at the Delta Heritage Trail State Park

Sign up for a Mississippi River Levee tour at Lake Chicot State Park in Lake Village. Did you know the Mississippi River Levee is longer than the Great Wall of China? Join a park interpreter on a guided driving tour of a portion of this levee to learn about the impact it has on the area. Wildlife viewing is very popular along this tour, so be sure to bring your binoculars and field guides if you have them.

Fall is a great time for birding at Lake Chicot State Park
Fall is a great time for birding at Lake Chicot State Park

It’s also a great time for fishing throughout the Lower Delta. Check out Lake Monticello or Bayou Bartholomew, bring a picnic and spend the day waiting for the big one to bite. Or even do some kayaking along Bayou Bartholomew, which happens to be the longest bayou in the world, flowing over 350 miles through Arkansas and Louisiana. The bayou is home to more than 100 aquatic species, which makes it the second most diverse stream in North America.

Bayou Bartholomew is the longest bayou in the world
Bayou Bartholomew is the longest bayou in the world
Bayou Bartholomew is home to more than 100 aquatic species, making it the second most diverse stream in North America!

Fall is a great time to enjoy Arkansas’s Lower Delta region. Whether it’s fishing, hiking, biking or just exploring, get out and have some fun this fall!