Weekend Getaways in Arkansas
Arkansas has a huge variety of trails….all kinds. Hiking, biking, walking and river paths highlight the best of The Natural State’s scenic beauty. We have other kinds as well…what we call "trip trails." The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism created these trails to highlight the best of Arkansas’s food, music, recreation and history. Selecting from any and all of these to your travel plans adds another dimension to your visit to Arkansas.
Like golf? Then The Natural State Golf Trail is just for you. Twelve courses in all corners of Arkansas provide challenging games amidst the gorgeous, open scenery we’re known for: the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains, the Timberlands, Central Arkansas, and the geographic wonder in the Arkansas Delta called Crowley’s Ridge.
Like history? We have a Civil War Trail that follows soldiers' routes, trails that trace the Butterfield Overland Mail Route, follow along the Old Southwest Trail, and highlight the Trail of Tears. Monuments, markers and historic sites tell the story of the struggle by Native Americans, African Americans, and Japanese Americans for civil rights.
Like to eat and drink like the locals? Quench your thirst by traveling the Arkansas Wine Trail and visiting breweries. Enjoy cheese dip in the state where it was invented by sampling various versions or travel the BBQ Trail to sample some of the best pork, beef and chicken barbecue anywhere. Top it all off by having a slice of our famous homemade pies which motivated Jane and Michael Stern of Roadfood fame to proclaim in a Gourmet Magazine article that "Arkansas is known as one of America's foremost pie states…”
Need to relax? Then check out our Spa Trail. Day spas, overnight stays, full body services to a massage and manicure; the selection is amazing.
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Read about the trails below and map out your next adventure through The Natural State. Happy Trails!