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Plan Ahead For Fun in the New Year

Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism If the news of Riverfest’s ceasing operations after its 40th season in 2017 punched a hole in your spring planning, never fear, because the Museum of Discovery announced in late November that it would be taking over Springfest, Riverfest’s smaller, family-focused counterpart. This is fantastic news, because the…

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.…

Buffalo Outdoor Center

By Mel White Mike Mills and his wife, Rhonda, live on the crest of a hilltop near the Newton County community of Ponca, where the view from their picture window surely must rank among the best in Arkansas. Their personal panorama takes in the Buffalo River’s legendary 500-foot-high Big Bluff and stretches eastward to mountains…