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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 [...]

National Park Service Centennial: Arkansas sites range from historic to outdoor treasures

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“There is nothing so American as our national parks…” -- Franklin D. Roosevelt   January 2016 kicks off a year-long celebration of the National Park Service and its centennial anniversary as natural areas, historic monuments and other sites across the U.S. prepare to celebrate the occasion, which officially takes place Aug. 25, 2016. In Arkansas, e[...]

Here's Why Outdoor Play is the Best Way to Keep Your Kids Focused

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How many times have you watched your kids become frustrated with their homework? I can certainly relate to their frustration of finding it difficult to focus on homework at the end of a long school day. Parents have long thought of outdoor play as the reward for finishing homework, but we might want to start reversing that trend. A growing body of research s[...]

Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights Celebrates 20 Years

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What comes after Thanksgiving in Arkansas? The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights! This year will be the 20th anniversary of the program, which highlights more than 60 communities around the state, brightening the holiday season for all to see. Plot your course now to see as many of the sparkling communities as you can. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure [...]