Arkansas Trails Day Salutes the Great Outdoors

Kerry Kraus


For a metropolitan area, Little Rock  is blessed with some beautiful outdoor scenery and plentiful opportunities to enjoy nature. Saturday, June 12, Arkansas Trails Day is celebrated at Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Little Rock. Activities begin at 9 a.m. in the West Summit Picnic Area and end at 4 p.m. A variety of hikes and walks take place and there are also workshops and seminars. Associated events include a Little Maumelle Kayaking Adventure, Tour de Rock bicycling event, and a geology walk.

Coffee, lunch with ice cream for dessert, and snacks are available on-site. Smokey Bear, the U.S.D.A. Forest Service mascot, and Resource Raccoon, the Arkansas State Parks mascot, are scheduled to appear.  



Booths featuring the Ouachita National Forest, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, the Arkansas Trails Council, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FoOT), the Arkansas Trail Riders Assn. Inc., Boy Scout Troop 24 from Arkadelphia, the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists, and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission are on hand.

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