Category archives: Travel

Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails in Mena

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Among the many prime ATV riding destinations in Arkansas is one of the most popular in the nation, the Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails in Mena. Wolf Pen Gap was the first trail system built specifically for four wheelers in the Ouachita National Forest. The routes were created by the U.S. Fore[...]

Sites to dive for on Norfork Lake in Arkansas

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Jill M. Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism JORDAN, Ark. – Norfork Lake was created in the early 1940s by the damming of the North Fork River. One of four lakes constructed by dams on the upper White River Basin, it is unlike all of the others because the land was clear-cut before it was flooded. The lake is popular with scub[...]

Take a tour of Arkansas's historic bridges

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It’s no secret that Arkansas is known for its abundant rivers, lakes, streams and mountains. Yet, the trails and routes that transport Arkansans and visitors alike to these natural resources tell a story of their own. Nowhere is this more evident than in Arkansas’s historic bridges, which span geographic and manmade features such as waterways, busy railroad [...]

Cave City Watermelon Festival starts August 11

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The Cave City Watermelon Festival has revealed its 2016 entertainment headliners. This year’s lineup includes three nationally recognized headlining artists, with one performing each night of the festivities. Thursday, August 11th will be headlined by The JJ Weeks Band, whose music has been featured on the official soundtracks for high-profile films “God’[...]

August's Top 10 Things To Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. Arkansas Women to Watch Exhibition 2016 El Dorado Aug. 4 through Sept. 1: This year’s exhibit is “Organic Matters” and includes works by Dawn Holder of Clarksville; Sandra Luckett of Conway; Katherine Rutter, formerly of Little Rock; and Melissa Wilkin[...]

Excursion: All Weekend Signs Point Northwest

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You may have heard a lot of national buzz recently about the growth in Northwest Arkansas. Its population surpassed the half-million mark last year, and it seems every month there is a new article about one city or another along the I-49 corridor being named “best” for some distinction. We definitely think it’s one of the best places to spend a summer day, o[...]

Visit Northwest Arkansas!

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Discover why more than 4 million people visit the region each year Summer is the perfect time of year to visit Northwest Arkansas – with glorious mountains, lakes, rivers and trails, nature and the great outdoors come to life! Enjoy the perfect mix of big-city fun and small-town charm. Savor the region's High South cuisine, explore the many distinctive down[...]