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When the lazy hot days of summer pass and the cooler crisp air of fall moves in, the great outdoors beckons. The Natural State offers many ways to see the changing leaves up close or via sweeping panoramas. Try these ideas for getting outside to hike, bike, ride, drive or paddle in the Arkansas Ozarks. …
Another trail in Arkansas has earned Epic status by IMBA, the International Mountain Bicycling Association. 108 miles of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, a long distance hiking trail through the Ouachita National Forest, has been named an Epic route by IMBA. This designated section of the route currently holds title as the longest mountain biking trail …
Fishing is back at White Oak Lake State Park. And the potential yield for those hoping to make a big catch has never looked better. In 2012, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission drained Lower White Oak Lake to repair a break on the water control structure.  A two-year renovation project followed and the body …
I recently had the chance to check out the Fern Hollow Trail at White Oak Lake State Park near Bluff City. The park is located on the shore of Lower White Oak Lake and is well known for its fishing. For those on the lookout to get some biking or hiking in while visiting the …
Strap on your bike helmet to enjoy a two-day ride on Saturday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 18, from Greers Ferry to Mountain View. The Overnight Bicycle Ride is an annual event organized by the Arkansas Bicycle Club. The group will leave the Narrows Recreation Area in Greers Ferry at about 9:30 a.m., stopping in …
Heads up to all hikers, mountain bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts! The official dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the popular Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) is tomorrow ( Oct. 28)! The event takes place at the Avery Recreation Area at Lake Ouachita’s Blakely Dam at 1 p.m This popular  trail includes around 45 miles of …
A great way to enjoy the scenery of Arkansas is via a bike.  A few stellar road cycling events are coming up in Arkansas, each offering a chance to enjoy the scenic roads found across the state. This weekend ( September 20) is the Wheel A’ Mena. This cycling tour in Mena starts at 8 …
It is no secret that fall is a special time in Arkansas. The season is filled with camping, biking, live music, fall color, farm tours,  festivals… the list can go on and on. In light of this, we decided to share Ten Reasons to Visit Southwest Arkansas in the Fall. Enjoy! 1. The Talimena in …
Two more mountain bike trails in Arkansas have just been named Epic Rides by IMBA ( International Mountain Bicycling Association)! They are the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail and the Upper Buffalo Trail. Bentonville and Fayetteville also received awards as mountain bike destinations that offer a wide range of trails for various riding styles. The Lake …