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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

bison roam freely at Caprock Canyons State Park

Caprock Canyons State Park

I peered over the edge of the canyon where shrubs and grasses dotted rust-colored folds of the crevasse. It was a foggy day and the other side of the canyon appeared to fade into nothingness. I turned to follow the trail that takes hikers along… Read More »Caprock Canyons State Park

Gulf Islands National Seashore is a wonderful place for a beach trip without the hustle and bustle of beach towns and people

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Growing up in Arkansas I assumed everyone flocked to the Gulf of Mexico during the summer because it was the closest salt water beach to us. But after visiting Gulf Islands National Seashore, I soon realized Arkansans don’t go to the Gulf simply because it’s… Read More »Gulf Islands National Seashore

Land Between the Lakes – a National Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee rich with history and natural beauty.

Land Between the Lakes

Sometimes you can have the perfect trip planned out and then the weather doesn’t cooperate. And there’s no rain check. So what do you do? You go anyway and adventure in the rain. Last fall, Hike Like A Woman sister Annie and I planned a… Read More »Land Between the Lakes

Exploreing Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the panhandle of Texas. A wonderful adventure park that offers a unique experice in the desert.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Driving along across the high plains of west Texas I take in the vastness that spreads out in every direction. Not quite going the speed limit, because this Arkansan still can’t believe a two-lane highway can have a 70-mile-an-hour speed limit (don’t hate me Texans!).… Read More »Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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

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