Arkansas is A-MAZE-ing – 6 Corn Mazes to Enjoy this Fall

Competing in runs, bike races, climbing events and other outdoor activities is not just about personal goals, it's also about fun. Playing as a family or with friends is the most rewarding part of being outdoors. An amazing weekend outing with friends and family in the Fall is to visit a corn maze. A corn or maize maze is a large field of corn with a maze cut in it creating a unique Autumn … [Read more...]

5 Places You Want to Camp This Fall

Our readers are obviously very generous with the inside scoop on the Natural State. We actually got them to let you know where some of the best camping is in the state. Of course, they  know to keep the details of the best Arkansas secrets to themselves, ensuring their continued access without the crowds. There are no specifics, gps coordinates or campsite numbers included here, but they did give … [Read more...]

The 2015 Byrd’s Mulberry River Cleanup

It was an honor and a privilege to work with Keep Arkansas Beautiful to coordinate The Byrd’s Mulberry River Cleanup again this year.  The event was a success with nearly 250 volunteers collecting over 1000 pounds of trash and recyclables.  Two schools attended The Field Science Day on Friday September 11: Mountainburg and Springdale High Schools.  The students, teachers and chaperones spent all … [Read more...]

Top 5 Adventure Towns in Arkansas

Last week we asked our readers to vote for their favorite adventure town in Arkansas. Sticking to our format of one question, one answer made this a tough call for any. We had 58 respondents who shared with us their favorite place to base an Arkansas outdoor adventure. #4 (Tie) - Harrison 8.62% Located in the north-central part of the state and the center of the Ozark Mountains, Harrison is … [Read more...]

A Little Recognition Feels Good But…..

...sometimes it means so much more. Every year the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)  looks over applications and makes site visits to trails and communities around the world; I refer to this as the best job in the world. They do this to highlight the best trail systems and places to ride mountain bikes. Most of the general public, even many mountain bikers, are not familiar … [Read more...]

Your Favorite Places for Outdoor Adventure

On Monday, we asked you, through our Facebook and Twitter pages, where would you tell someone to visit if it was their first time exploring the Natural State. Out of the 85 responses we received, here are your top 5 answers: 5. Mount Magazine State Park - 4.71% This beautiful park on Arkansas's highpoint features miles and miles of hiking trails, a state-of-the-art visitors center, camping, … [Read more...]

Summer’s End – 5 Things to do before Labor Day

1.Camp on the cool shores of the White River at Bulls Shoals/White Rivers State Park. Fill the days with hiking, paddling, some of the best fishing in the state, or even a little mountain biking. Find out more about the river, the lake, the dam and the history of the area at the state of the art visitor's center. In the evening, enjoy the cool air that come off the cold river making it bearable … [Read more...]

An Invitation to The Great River Cleanup

It’s time for “The Great River Cleanup” campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful. Pamela and Zen Byrd Boulden of Byrd’s Adventure Center, Jacob Gould of GreenSource Recycling and I are coordinating an all-day event – picking up litter along the Mulberry River and area trails along the Mulberry River.  The date is set for Saturday, September 12, 2015. Registration and drop off will be at Byrd's … [Read more...]

Cereal Cyclists

Because hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation, Spokes Little Rock/Cranksgiving Little Rock set out to help THV and Arkansas Foodbank with their annual cereal drive. The end of the school year often marks the end of a guaranteed breakfast for almost 23% of Arkansas children.  The cycling community really came together and used this opportunity to directly make a contribution and a difference in … [Read more...]

8 Adventure Dates in Arkansas

Arkansas has an abundance of romantic getaways, places where couples can wine and dine, maybe enjoy a walk or a movie or a play or a museum. But some of us like a little adventure with our romance; unique experiences to be shared with someone special that might even involve a little sweat or dirt or both. Arkansas has us covered for that kind of romance too. Here are 8 ideas, just to start with, … [Read more...]