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.

Professional and amateur cycling teams head to Fayetteville March 30 through April 2 for the annual Joe Martin Stage Race. Celebrating 40 years, this four-day, four-stage race will host 750 athletes from 27 countries and all 50 states. Today, the race is a draw for top domestic and international cyclists, but it had humble beginnings. …
  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 …
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 …