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…

Communities and Cultures in Fort Smith

In celebration of the City of Fort Smith Bicentennial, The Fort Smith Museum of History is offering a monthly speaker series addressing the communities and cultures that have influenced and shaped the region and the city as we know it today. The June 28 program features Catherine Foreman-Gray, History and Preservation Officer for the Cherokee Nation.  Catherine…

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…

A Tale of Two Cities… Sort Of

by Curtis Lanning Arkansas and Texas have a number of rivalries in football, cheese dip, etc. But there’s one thing they share: Texarkana. Though technically two cities, the shared area sits right on the Arkansas and Texas border in the far southwest corner of The Natural State. For Texarkana, two cities doesn’t mean anything is…

Arkansas Farmers Markets

The Natural State has no shortage of farmers markets filled with fresh food. Here are a few of our favorites in Central and Northwest Arkansas. Are we missing your local market? Email editor@aymag.com with its hours and location. CENTRAL ARKANSAS Little Rock Farmers Market Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 400 President Clinton Avenue…