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Secluded cabins and camping are often the draw when people think about a vacation where they can surround themselves with nature and the activities that go with it. Here are two places that give city dwellers all that, plus the feel of farm life. Dogwood Hills Guest Farm All ages can enjoy this unique, hands-on …
Just because it’s January doesn’t mean we can’t grab the kids and head outdoors for some fun! The average temperature in January in Arkansas is 29.3 degrees…while that it a bit nippy, it’s not too cold to enjoy the beauty of winter in The Natural State! So grab some gloves, a scarf and your coat …
This December, the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center in Forrest City invites you to bring the entire family and celebrate the holiday season with two special events. On Dec. 2, join the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for a concert filled with music of the holiday season. No matter the weather, this holiday performance will …
Arkansas offers great winter weather for outdoor activities. Mild temperatures make hiking a great choice for warming up in cooler weather while also enjoying nature. The leafless trees of the season provide vantage points for sightseeing that are covered up when leaves deck the branches. Here are four good beginner trails for families that are …
The holiday season is upon us! It’s a great time to get out and have some fun with the entire family. On Nov. 18, head to Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin for Casqui Foods Day. Sample foods that would have been enjoyed by the ancient inhabitants of Casqui. While the ancient inhabitants of Parkin …
Each year, more than 100 trumpeter swans descend on Magness Lake, a small oxbow off the Little Red River. This wintering population of birds flocks to Heber Springs from their Midwestern homes and their arrival makes for an exciting birding experience. Their stay extends from late November through February. These huge, snowy white birds are …
Whether you’re 8 or 88, seeing the first pumpkin of the year makes you realize fall and Halloween are on the way! These two events offer pumpkins galore and all the other fun things that make fall in Arkansas amazing! Arkansas Post Museum State Park in Gillett hosts the annual Fall Fair on Oct. 7. …
What is it about the dark that can make a pleasant place take on a foreboding feel? At Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg, it’s the telling of authentic Ozarks ghost stories during a nighttime water cruise from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28. Park interpreters will lead this haunted …
September is here! Let’s get ready for some fall fun. Especially fun that includes pumpkins, corn mazes and scarecrows! It’s the 13th annual Fall Festival at Peebles Farm in Augusta on Sept. 22-Oct. 31. The farm features fun activities for the entire family including a 60-acre pumpkin patch. You’ll also find hay rides, horse and …
The Razorback Regional Greenway lends itself to a unique biannual event in Northwest Arkansas – the Square 2 Square Bicycle Ride held each fall and spring. Participants cycle about 30 miles of the Greenway, then enjoy post ride festivities such as live music, farmer’s markets, refreshments, discounts to area businesses, bicycle valet, and more.  The …