Posts by Author: Zoie Clift

An often overlooked urban water trail is available to paddle in Little Rock.  Fourche Creek flows for around 25 miles through the southern part of  the city. “I’ve had the opportunity to float Fourche Creek many many times,” said Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola during a recent dedication ceremony for the trail. “In the heart of …
Looking for an adventure? Daily guided kayak tours of the Cossatot River are scheduled to take place during the time span of June 2-4 and June 9-10 care of Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area in Wickes. During the excursions participants will be able to see parts of this famous river that can only be seen by boat. …
Are you a fan of the classic 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit? The annual Bandit Run is a reenactment of the venture portrayed in the movie and follows the same route that “Bandit”, played by Burt Reynolds, and “Snowman”, portrayed by Jerry Reed, took in the movie. The event started in 2007 and a …
Each month, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program historians provide free guided walking tours of historic districts across Arkansas. A “Walks Through History” tour is taking place on May 13 in Hope. The program will focus on a two-block area of downtown known as the historic commercial district. The tour will begin at 11 a.m. at Hope …
The 25th anniversary of the Mayhaw Festival is coming up on May 6 in El Dorado. The annual event takes place on the grounds of the Historic Newton House Museum at 510 North Jackson and celebrates both the mayhaw and South Arkansas history. The two-story Greek Revival style house that is home to the museum …
If you are on the lookout for an event to head to this weekend, Train Day is taking place May 6 in Hope. “I would describe this as a celebration of the rails that really made Hope “boom” back in the late 1800s,” said Summer Powell, who is involved in the festival and works for …
Tourism is one of Arkansas’s largest industries. For over 30 years, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which is May 7-13, has been taking place in towns across the nation as a means to spread the news about the importance and impact of travel in the U.S.  This is done via such outlets as community …
A group of filmmakers from around the country recently came to El Dorado to work with locals on creating a parody video to help showcase the town and its future. The three-minute video shows people singing and dancing around downtown El Dorado to the opening song from the popular Oscar nominated film La La Land …
Shelley Loe of the Arkadelphia Area Chamber of Commerce has sent details on the upcoming Downtown Crawfest taking place May 5.  The crawfish boil starts at 5:30 p.m. and crawfish will served in the parking lot at 617 Clinton Street in downtown Arkadelphia. Advance tickets are $20 and are available at Southern Bancorp and the …
The Mississippi River forms the eastern border for Arkansas and is a natural lure for nature tourism in the region. John Ruskey, owner of the Quapaw Canoe Company in Helena-West Helena, is in the midst of a six week venture paddling the Lower Mississippi River, including 321 miles of the Arkansas portion of the river, …