Arkansas Ouachitas

Hot Springs ORV Park is known as one of the top off-roading parks in the region. The park, which is located at 2100 Mill Creek Road in Hot Springs, is a 1,254-acre maze of trails for 4x4s, UTVs, ATVs, dirt bikes and mountain bikes. “Most people are surprised by what their vehicle is capable of,” …
Food…glorious food!! Arkansas is home to some legendary restaurants, wonderful chefs, and amazing, tasty fare. And although the state has all varieties of halls of fame, it wasn’t until 2016 that the Department of Arkansas Heritage decided there needed to be an Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Rightly so…and about time! The Arkansas Food Hall …
The Waters Hotel is now open in downtown Hot Springs at 340 Central Avenue. The 62-room boutique hotel is housed in the former Thompson Building, a century old building located next to The Ohio Club, which is said to be the oldest bar in Arkansas. The $8 million project entailed remodeling the 100 year old …
Sherre Freeman of Garvan Woodland Gardens has sent word that over 150,000 Dutch tulips will be blooming at the Gardens this month during Tulip Extravaganza, with peak bloom expected sometime between February 27 and March 15. Also on showcase during the season will be colorful flowers such as daffodils, hyacinths, azaleas, rhododendrons, and spring annuals. …
  A range of events are set to take place across Southwest Arkansas next month to celebrate  archeology. Archeology Month takes place every March in the state and this year is the 50th anniversary of Arkansas Archeological Survey.  According to their site, ‘the event is an annual celebration commemorating Arkansas’s cultural heritage as revealed through …
For those on the lookout for an adventure, keep the Cossatot Race on your radar. “It’s the only one of its kind,” said race director Ryan Hughes about the event. “While Arkansas does have other paddle sport races, none of them are true whitewater events. In the Cossatot Race, athletes must navigate a course of …
This year marks the inaugural year for the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail Mountain Bike Marathon, aka LOViT MTB Marathon. The event takes place on February 18 and includes a 50 mile race option or a 25 mile tour option. Fred Phillips with DLT Events is behind the race and the starting line will be at …
Every January, DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck hosts a special weekend dedicated to learning about birds and conservation. This year is the 38th annual Eagles Et Cetera event, a name chosen in honor of the American bald eagle, which was one of the first species to be listed on the nation’s endangered species …