Lakes and Rivers

USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards list is out with the top travel attractions in the state of Arkansas. A panel of experts coupled with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, then the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. The top 10 winners in the category of Best Arkansas Attraction are: …
“Oh, the weather outside is frightful!” It may not actually be frightful, but February in The Natural State can be chilly and damp. So…we move the fun inside! Check out the Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro. It’s a fun and insightful way to learn more about Crowley’s Ridge, its geography and topography, and the …
January is a great time to enjoy the beauty of The Natural State. Why not start a new  tradition of spending time in an Arkansas State Park cabin? In the Arkansas Delta, you have great choices of park cabins, ranging from Village Creek to Moro Bay State Park to Crowley’s Ridge to Lake Chicot. Each …
At a recent concert at Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville by Trout Fishing in America, the band played a song titled “When the Fog Rolls In.” It was written by Ezra Idlet, one half of the iconic duo, about the place where he lives near a creek in Northwest Arkansas. As I listened to his ballad …
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 …
The Diamonds in the Fall Festival is Murfreesboro is set for October 27-28. This family friendly event is held in the town’s Courthouse Square and has craft and food vendors, games for the kids, a pumpkin pie baking contest, a chili cooking event, a costume contest and more. New this year is a bucking bull ride …
Fairfield Bay just feels like a vacation. Sun, water, condos, food, and drink, and time standing still while you play the day away. This resort town screams free time for leisure and outdoor activity. Here are 10 reasons Fairfield Bay is a perfect family recreation destination for all ages. Sugar Loaf Mountain– Getting to Sugar …