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The Roads Less-Traveled: Not as Well Known Scenic Drives for Arkansas Fall Foliage Viewing

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Kerry Kraus, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas has been blessed with more than its share of beautiful vistas any time of the year, but autumn is a showcase season for The Natural State. Every color associated with fall – candy apple red, lime green, pumpkin orange, sunshine yellow, brassy bronze – is on display, usually from[...]

Southern Sandstone: Rock Climbing in Arkansas

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Natural State has great bouldering, sport, and traditional rock climbing for route seekers of all skill levels. The Ozark Mountains, especially Newton County, are synonymous with climbing in Arkansas while the state’s highest peak in the Arkansas River Valley offers a dramatic crag[...]

Public is Invited to Watch Embee Diamonds’ Mike Botha cut the 8.52-Carat “Esperanza” Diamond at Stanley Jewelers Gemologist in North Little Rock September 9-12

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Stanley Jewelers Gemologist Will Partner With Canada’s Embee Diamonds to Offer the Public This Rare Opportunity to Watch the Transformation of This American Gem From Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park (NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.)—Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro offers a unique experience for visitors—the opportunity to sear[...]

Lake Ouachita State Park Celebrates 60 Years

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This year marks the 60th anniversary of Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine. “The idea of celebrating the 60 years is really to attract attention to all three of the parks that were brought on at the same time, Daisy, Bull Shoals and Ouachita,” said Lee Howard, park superinte[...]

Southwest Arkansas Home to Diamonds and More

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism News of a recent record diamond find in Southwest Arkansas at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro has been making national and international headlines. The diamond, an 8.52-carat white diamond, was the fifth largest diamond found by a park visitor since the state park opened[...]

ATYH: Patio - Outstanding Outdoor Living

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Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   this home’s interior and exterior were renovated by Richard Harp Homes and Better Lawns and Gardens, it was time to create an outdoor space to allow the family to maximize their outdoor living. David Munsey of Better Lawns and Gardens started working on this project about 1.5 years ago. “The old space co[...]

Feature: Connecting Communities

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With its completion, northwest Arkansas’ Razorback Regional Greenway connects more than 100 miles of pedestrian and bike trails and links seven communities. Photographs courtesy of Northwest Arkansas Trails and Misty Murphy   the same time the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Ark., welcomed its first patrons, forward-thinkers in northwest Arkan[...]

Final Thought

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dampens my running. I do well to run 80 miles per month in warm weather. By contrast, last November I ran 132 miles as I prepared for December’s Three Bridges Marathon. In July, in highly humid Arkansas, a good time to run is around sunrise. Once the sun is up, running is akin to jogging through a thin, warm broth. I’ve never been much of a morning perso[...]