Outdoors

Refresh your spirit with adventure travel trips and fitness vacations in Arkansas. Disconnect from the digital devices and reconnect with family and friends in the wonder of Arkansas’s natural beauty.

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 …
If you’re interested in getting into fly fishing, here’s a great way to do it if you’re in North Central Arkansas. Greg Seaton of The Little Red Fly Fishing Guide Service is offering free fly fishing classes in February. Classes will run four consecutive weeks beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. …
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 …
One of the best times for hiking in Arkansas is March, when winter heads into spring. With the leaves off the trees and buds of spring just starting to show, you can see for miles and view vantage points before they are covered up by trees in full bloom. Mild Arkansas weather provides great hiking temperatures this time of …
It’s cold outside, which means it’s a perfect time to head to an Arkansas cave. The beauty about our caves is that most of them run an average of around 58 degrees year round. In the summer, they feel cool in temperature, while in the winter they feel warm to visitors. So, if you’re stir …
The Beer & Bagel Off-Road Run, an off-road race series, is coming to Southwest Arkansas! The trail race is set for March 11, 2017 at Timber Lodge Ranch in Amity.  The venue offers picturesque scenery in the foothills of the Ouachita mountains. The run entails 4(ish) miles of off road running with a mix of …
Centuries before Europeans arrived in America, natives were living in natural stone shelters in the Ozarks. Just think what it would have been like to live in a stone shelter during the winter. While Arkansas does usually have mild seasons in general, American Indians would have been glad for the firewood they could gather in …
Wintertime is eagle-watching season, and January brings events and opportunities to go eagle-spotting in Central Arkansas! The main attraction this month is Petit Jean State Park‘s annual Eagle Awareness Weekend, which takes place Saturday and Sunday January 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We talked to park interpreter BT Jones, who outlined some of the …