Arkansas Places

Exploring Smith Creek Preserve

Smith Creek Preserve

I had multiple people recommend Smith Creek Preserve to me before I went there. But it wasn’t until I found myself at the upper portion of the Buffalo National River wanting to hike with my dog that I finally went to explore the area. Dogs… Read More »Smith Creek Preserve

Arkansas Water Trails are a great way to see The Natural State

Arkansas Water Trails

I pulled my paddle out of the water and rested it on my kayak. I leaned back and drifted aimlessly through the murky water. My eyes unfocused as my attention went to what I was hearing – different birds calling, a bee visiting a water… Read More »Arkansas Water Trails

Why I love Arkansas

I am so excited to have Kathryn on the blog today! Kathryn is a 6th-grader and an award-winning writer. She loves being outside in her beloved home state, Arkansas. She enjoys reading while she isn’t writing and doing fun crafts with her mom. Her family… Read More »Why I love Arkansas

Cove Lake Recreation Area – a great Arkansas park for a relexing camping trip with kayaking, swimming, fishing, hiking, and more.

Cove Lake Recreation Area

If you are looking for a quiet place with big rewards to get away, Cove Lake Recreation Area in western Arkansas is a great campground to consider. Tucked into the side of the mountain on the northern slope of Mount Magazine, Arkansas’ highest mountain, the… Read More »Cove Lake Recreation Area

Flex and Flexibility

I’m so excited to have Roy on the blog today. Roy is a Texan and like me is a veteran of the newspaper industry. He’s been exploring Arkansas for nearly a year now. Today he tells us about a recent trip where things didn’t go… Read More »Flex and Flexibility

Black Fork Mountain Trail in southwest Arkansas, near the Oklahoma border, is a great long day hike or overnight backpacking trip for those who want to escape the crouds.

Hiking Black Fork Mountain Trail

Black Fork Mountain stretches from Arkansas into Oklahoma just north of Queen Wilhelmina State Park in the Ouachita National Forest. The trail offers spectacular views, unique forests, and historic places. Black Fork Mountain Trail is great for a long day hike or an overnight backpack.… Read More »Hiking Black Fork Mountain Trail

Fuzzy Butt Falls

Spring rains might mean a weekend full of Netflix instead of slogging through sloppy soaking hike, but it also means it’s waterfall season. Last week here in Arkansas it rained for four days straight. And it was a nice gentle rain, it poured and flooded.… Read More »Fuzzy Butt Falls

Arkansas Champion Trees are the largest in the in the state in their species. Searching for them is a great way to explore the state, appreciate trees, and see history.

Arkansas Champion Trees

One thing I love about Arkansas is its diverse nature. With the nickname The Natural State, Arkansas offers a wide variety of activities for enjoying nature. There is hunting, hiking, fishing, boating, birding, and many more activities that put you in the middle of nature.… Read More »Arkansas Champion Trees

The Harris Creek Trail at Cassatot River State Park in southwest Arkansas is a perfect day hike.

Harris Creek Trail

The main attraction at Cossatot River State Park and Natural Area is obviously the river. Many people come to float the river, fish in the river, and swim in the river. But Cassatot River State Park and Natural Area also has some pretty rad trails.… Read More »Harris Creek Trail