Arkansas Places

Alum Cove Trail

Alum Cove Trail

Alum Cove Trail is a great short day hike that showcases some unique rock formations in the Ozarks. This 1-mile loop takes hikers over and under one of the largest natural bridges in this part of the country. It also takes you by interesting caves,… Read More »Alum Cove Trail

Kings River Falls is shown

Kings River Falls

Tucked into the Ozarks off the beaten path is a beautiful little trail to a magnificent waterfall. Kings River Falls is one of those places, I’d always heard of but had never been to. To me, it is one of those places, where I saw… Read More »Kings River Falls

Village Creek State Park

Village Creek State Park

Village Creek State Park is a jewel in Northeast Arkansas and offers activities for just about every kind of outdoor enthusiast. Village Creek State Park sits high up on Crowley’s Ridge in between Wynne and Forest City. This Arkansas State Park preserves nearly 7,000 acres… Read More »Village Creek State Park

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