Get Outside This July in Eastern Arkansas!

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Summer sizzles with fun this July in eastern Arkansas! Get outside and enjoy the beauty that is The Natural State!

Head to Paragould and Crowley’s Ridge State Park for Fun on the Fourth on July 4. The family-friendly event offers interpretive programs, swimming, pedal boating, and games for all ages! All the fun takes place at the swim beach. For details, contact the park at 870-573-6751.

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Enjoy the beauty of an Arkansas Delta evening when Lake Poinsett State Park in Harrisburg hosts a Sunset Paddle Tour on July 11. The guided paddling tour of the lake offers participants a stunning view of Crowley’s Ridge at dusk. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for kids ages 6-12. To learn more, phone 870-578-2064.

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Here’s a great chance to learn more about canoeing! Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas offers Canoeing 101 on July 11. Canoes were an important mode of transportation on the frontier and they are a popular form of recreation today. Spend some time on Trapper Lake learning basic paddling and maneuvering a canoe. Space is limited and early registration is required. The cost is $5 per participant. To register or for more information, contact the park at 870-892-4708.

The 32nd annual MightyMite Triathlon takes place in Wynne and Forrest City on July 18. The triathlon, which has been named as one of the top 50 races in North America by the readers of “Inside Triathlon” magazine, begins with a one-third mile swim in Lake Dunn at Village Creek State Park. Competitors then bike 13 miles along the beautiful Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway to Forrest City, where they finish with a 3-mile run to the historic Campbell House. Log on to http://mightymite.racesonline.com for course descriptions and registration information.

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