Four Family Hiking Ideas for Winter

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas offers great winter weather for outdoor activities. Mild temperatures make hiking a great choice for warming up in cooler weather while also enjoying nature. The leafless trees of the season provide vantage points for sightseeing that are covered up when leaves deck the branches.…

A Bright Holiday Season

Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism For me, the holiday season means many things. But the thing I hold dearest in my heart… the thing I’ve been doing since I was a wee lass (yes, my grandfather’s family was Irish!)… is gazing adoringly at holiday lights! It’s a tradition my…

Umpteen Holiday Rides

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Your holidays just got way more awesome. Melanie Norris and her husband Paul have put together a statewide (and southern Missouri) mountain biking event to help celebrate the season. The free event is called Umpteen Rides and features volunteer guided, self supported mountain bike and…