Big River Crossing Reaches One-Year Anniversary

Submitted by Big River Crossing MEMPHIS, TN—Big River Crossing, the country’s longest active bike-pedestrian rail bridge, celebrated its one-year anniversary on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Since last year’s grand opening, the bridge has welcomed 250,000 visitors from across the world and received regional, national and international acclaim for its architecture and state-of-the-art lighting display by…

Birding in Arkansas

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism With its mild climate and variety of habitats, Arkansas is a well-known destination to watch birds. “Birding is a simple activity that anyone can do,” said Shea Lewis, a regional supervisor at Arkansas State Parks. “You can start at home with the basic bird feeder.…

Fall is a Busy Season for Arkansas Hunting

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Hunting in Arkansas Autumn is one of the busiest seasons for camouflage-clad outdoors men and women hunting in Arkansas. “When fall comes around everyone, obviously, thinks about football whether it’s high school, college, or whatever,” says Steve “Wildman” Wilson, former public affairs coordinator for the…

Haunted Waters Lake Tour

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism What is it about that dark that can make a pleasant place take on a foreboding feel? At Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg, it’s the telling of authentic Ozarks ghost stories during a nighttime water cruise from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on…

Outdoor Recreation a Critical Player in Arkansas’ Economy

Submitted by the Outdoor Industry Association Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) released the state-by-state Outdoor Recreation Economy Report, which demonstrates the powerful impact that outdoor recreation has on Arkansas’ economy. The report shows that the outdoor recreation economy in Arkansas directly contributes 96,000 jobs and annually generates $9.7 billion in consumer spending and $698 million in…