Sugarloaf Mountain in Heber Springs

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Sugarloaf Mountain, a 690-foot erosional remnant near the Little Red River, is a popular spot in Heber Springs. The earliest white settlers called it Sugarloaf because it looked like the shape of the loaves of unrefined sugar in use at that time. That also became…

Paddling the Caddo River

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism If you are looking for a paddling venture to take on, the Caddo River is a solid option. “The Caddo River is a great river for all levels of paddling experience,” said Gayla Claborn, owner of Caddo River Camping & Canoe in Glenwood. “This typical…

The Anne Frank Tree

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Anne Frank Tree, an outdoor installation on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, is helping tell the complex history of human rights in Arkansas. The exhibit features a young chestnut tree surrounded by five framed, etched glass panels. The tree…

Spoil Yourself in the Unspoiled Blanchard Springs Cavern

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Unspoiled cave formations, crystal clear streams, large flowing spring (12,000 gallons per minute), small lake, scenic trails, picturesque bluffs, fishing, campground, hiking and biking trails, picnic grounds, and swim areas. Blanchard Springs Cavern sounds like the perfect vacation location to me. Discovered in 1963, Blanchard Springs…

Biking the Sunken Lands

Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism If you want to do a fun, scenic road cycling trip, head to the Arkansas Delta and check out the Sunken Lands Cultural Roadway. It’s a true experience…biking through the beauty of the Arkansas Delta and learning more about the history that makes the…