What to know
It’s a trail! It’s a state park! It’s both! When the Delta Heritage Trail is finished, it will stretch almost 100 miles through Southeast Arkansas. Part of the national rails-to-trails initiative, the trail’s crushed limestone bed leads through a shaded canopy of native hardwoods, alongside agricultural fields and across streams. It’s a super chill ride that’s good for all ages and experience levels. The northern terminus is at Delta Heritage Trail State Park near LEXA. The visitors center, just south in BARTON, has a gift shop, trail maps, restrooms, picnic sites and bike rentals. The state park also features campsites and interpretive programs. Passing through a diverse array of ecosystems, the trail affords great wildlife and bird watching. Upon completion, it will offer sweeping views from bridges spanning the Arkansas and White rivers. The ancient bottomland hardwood forests that the trail passes through are among the last remaining examples of wetland forests in the country.