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…

Spoil Yourself in the Unspoiled Blanchard Springs Cavern

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Unspoiled cave formations, crystal clear streams, large flowing spring (12,000 gallons per minute), small lake, scenic trails, picturesque bluffs, fishing, campground, hiking and biking trails, picnic grounds, and swim areas. Blanchard Springs Cavern sounds like the perfect vacation location to me. Discovered in 1963, Blanchard Springs…

Biking the Sunken Lands

Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism If you want to do a fun, scenic road cycling trip, head to the Arkansas Delta and check out the Sunken Lands Cultural Roadway. It’s a true experience…biking through the beauty of the Arkansas Delta and learning more about the history that makes the…

Hiking in Southwest Arkansas

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Hiking is an awe inspiring route to experience the beauty of Arkansas. The state’s climate allows the pastime year round and a chance to get off the beaten path is also attainable. Tim Ernst, a wilderness photographer and author of many guidebooks about hiking in Arkansas,…

Biking the Marion Countryside Loop

Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Cycling in the Arkansas Delta can be a fun and educational activity for the entire family. If you’re looking for an easy biking trip for the family, check out the new Marion Countryside Loop. Offering over 30 miles within the city of Marion, the…

Razorback Regional Greenway is Great Family Ride

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Razorback Regional Greenway is a great ride for families. All ages and experience levels can enjoy this 36-mile, primarily off-street, shared-use trail. Ride a section or ride the entire Greenway, which connects the downtown areas of Fayetteville, Johnson, Springdale, Lowell, Rogers and Bentonville, their arts and entertainment districts, shopping opportunities, the University…