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...]

Exploring the Razorback Greenway – Part 1

It was a weekend we had been talking about for awhile, spend a night in Northwest Arkansas and ride the entire Razorback Regional Greenway Trail in a day. Without the use of a shuttle, it would mean a 72-mile ride since we would have to do an out and back of the 36-mile trail. This would certainly be doable, but not if we wanted to take our time and enjoy some of the sights, sounds and amenities … [Read more...]

The Inaugural Brewha Bushwhack

It’s March 21st early on a Saturday morning at Byrd's Adventure Center, the day is just getting started and it’s still a bit cold with the sun behind the clouds. There is excitement in the air, no one knows quite how this event is going to go. Race organizers Pack Rat Outdoor Center kept everything very secret. All the teams are in front of the pavilion anxiously waiting for Rick to call the teams … [Read more...]

Recreation: A Family Affair

Remember how it feels to be excluded, or feeling less than adequate because you haven’t quite mastered a skill?  Perfection, accomplishment, praise, recognition, attention drives you to keep trying, practicing, learning, reaching, for some sense of mastery. Current research indicates many positive health outcomes resulting from participation in recreational programs. Among these health outcomes … [Read more...]

Weekend Warriors

Ahhhhh.....the weekend, a time to relax, do a little grilling, sit out on the deck....NOT! Relaxing is not what most people think of when they hear about our weekends. If we're not participating in some kind of bike race, run, paddle or other outdoor event, we're covering it. We try to get in some activity during the week but with day jobs and other family and household duties our time is limited. … [Read more...]

No Respect!

After having lived all over the country I finally settled here in Arkansas. I like the place. It has lots of small towns, friendly folks and an uncommon diversity of geography, wildlife and climate. Mountains dominate the north and west (sure they aren’t snow capped but there is little to compare to one of our hollows in the spring time). The wetlands in the south and east offer some of the best … [Read more...]