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…

Rock Town Distillery Moves to SoMa

Rock Town Distillery, the first legal distillery in Arkansas since prohibition, is moving from East  Village to the South Main District. The move came as a result of needing more space. “We were in a 15,000 square foot building and we were running out of room. This building became available and its 10,000 square feet…

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…