Feature: Connecting Communities

With its completion, northwest Arkansas’ Razorback Regional Greenway connects more than 100 miles of pedestrian and bike trails and links seven communities. Photographs courtesy of Northwest Arkansas Trails and Misty Murphy   [dropcap]Around[/dropcap] the same time the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Ark., welcomed its first patrons, forward-thinkers in northwest Arkansas imagined a regional greenway…

Travel Arkansas: Splash into Summer

From yachts to kayaks, johnboats to Jet Skis, you’ll find your kind of fun on Arkansas’ abundance of lakes and rivers. Photos courtesy of Fort Smith CVB, visit Hot springs and Rogers-Lowell CVB   [pullquote]Above Photo: Sunset on the Arkansas River[/pullquote] [dropcap]Summer[/dropcap] in Arkansas means one thing: water. Well, OK, it also means heavenly peaches…

Final Thought

[dropcap]Arkansas[/dropcap] is blessed with interesting places. Team Rhodes visited quite a few of them during a whirlwind spring break trip. In a five-day, four-night span, Julie, Abby and I learned some things about our state’s past, observed wildlife, dug for diamonds and beheld spectacular views. Our trip, which Julie dubbed an ARKcation, began roughly at…

Bridging the Arkansas River Trail

There’s nothing quite like walking over an active, rushing body of water. [dropcap]Everyone[/dropcap] from bird watchers to marathon trainers can enjoy the Arkansas River on one of  four pedestrian bridges. The bridges are part of the Arkansas River Trail, an 88-mile loop snakes across Arkansas—from Little Rock to Conway. The River Trail System connects six museums, 38 parks and more…

Excursion: Beyond Bathhouses

Longtime tourist destination Hot Springs, Ark., remains true to its roots, while several new businesses have opened, creating an exciting mix of new and old. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   [pullquote]Above Photo: Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery began filling taps with its own brews in January. They also sell other craft beers. [/pullquote][dropcap]If[/dropcap] you’ve…

Feature: From the Delta to the Hills

Throughout the month of May, the Department of Arkansas Heritage, along with residents of Arkansas, will celebrate the natural and cultural beauty of our great state. Photography by Ashlee Nobel and courtesy of Department of Arkansas Heritage   [pullquote]Above Photo: Arkansas Heritage Month poster from 2010.[/pullquote] [dropcap]Arkansas[/dropcap] Heritage Month is an annual celebration led by…