Arkansas Timberlands

When the cold wind blows and old man winter takes control of the outdoor thermostat there’s only one thing to do — curl up in the warmth of a cozy cabin. And it’s only natural that The Natural State offers a wide variety of cabins, each a memorable spot for a winter getaway. While all …
You can watch birds year-round in Arkansas and the winter season is a great time to do so. The sight of wintering eagles found on the state’s larger lakes and rivers is one of Arkansas’s most well-known birding lures. “Birding is a simple activity that anyone can do,” said Shea Lewis, an Arkansas State Parks …
The popularity of the History Channel’s Forged in Fire series shows that interest is high in learning about the historic craft of bladesmithing. Arkansas has many connections to the art form and the state is home to many talented bladesmiths, some of whom have been showcased and won competitions on the series. “Forged in Fire …
The holidays are upon us! Below are some festive events taking place across the region to keep on the radar to help celebrate the season. The Arlington Hotel’s annual Gingerbread House Celebration takes place December 1 in the lobby of the hotel from 4:30-5:30 p.m in Hot Springs. The house, which will be on display …
The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 22nd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts and performances, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure is your passport to seasonal magic, highlighting events and activities throughout December in …
Love holiday parades? If so, below is a list of a few taking place across Southwest Arkansas this year. Enjoy! In Magnolia, their annual Christmas Parade takes place November 30. The route travels down Jackson Street to Southern Arkansas University and afterwards, the university will be the scene of their annual Celebration of Lights. The …
Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was a Pulitzer Prize winning composer that grew up in Texarkana and made his mark in the world via Ragtime music. In town, a large mural at 311 Main Street depicts his life and accomplishments. “Most folks are familiar with his work whether they know it or not through The Sting movie,” said …
Holiday Light Extravaganza is taking place November 17 through December 23 at the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover. A variety of sparkling vignettes and lighted scenes represent the sights of the winter holiday season. “This event brings families together to use all the senses to enjoy the holiday season,” Pam Beasley, Superintendent at …
El Dorado has become an avenue for bringing independent films to South Arkansas. The city has created an annual film festival to showcase the art form. “The El Dorado Film Festival is a great event to see independent cinema and broaden your awareness of movies being made beyond Hollywood,” said Executive Director Alexander Jeffery. “One …
With its mild climate and variety of habitats, Arkansas is a well-known destination to watch birds. “Birding is a simple activity that anyone can do,” said Shea Lewis, a regional supervisor at Arkansas State Parks. “You can start at home with the basic bird feeder. A lot of folks are backyard birders and they keep …