Iron Ranger Challenge helps mark Centennial of National Park Service

This year marks the Centennial of the National Park Service. It is a monumental year for the outdoors and one event to mark the year in the state includes the Iron Ranger Challenge. The challenge is a year-long, statewide collaborative

10 top places to kiss in The Natural State

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be looking for a special place to spend idyllic time with your sweetie. You can create a tale of love and adventure in Arkansas at numerous romantic places, but here’s a

Historic 1870 Grist Mill Open for Weekend Guided Tours

Capitalizing on the beauty of the autumn landscape of the Buffalo National River, the National Park Service offers free ranger-guided tours of the Boxley Grist Mill on Arkansas 43 in Boxley Valley (Newton County) each weekend in October. These tours

For an Unparalleled Spa Experience, Think Outside the Room

Towering limestone bluffs define the river bank. Elk graze the lush meadows in early morning fog and the golden light of dusk. Horse and foot trails wind through the mountains and valleys. Whitewater rapids punctuate the upper reaches slowing to

Lost Valley in Winter

A couple of weeks ago when Old Man Winter let up on the cold and snow to give us a sunny Sunday with 60 degree weather, my family and some like-minded friends took advantage of the beautiful day to hike

Buffalo National River Partners Present Essie Ward

The Buffalo National River Partners exist to protect, preserve and promote the Buffalo National River. The group will highlight some history and a resident of the area with its upcoming program “Essie Ward, Grandma Moses of the Ozarks” at 5:30

Hike the Buffalo Month

November is recognized as “Hike the Buffalo Month” by the Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau in partnership with the North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education and Healthy Kids Healthy Ozarks program. A different hike will be featured each Saturday in

October Events and the Buffalo National River

The Buffalo National River Partners are offering some great events in October that range from history to flora and fauna. Civil War Chats At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, James Johnston will present “The Skirmishes at Woolum.” Two particularly

Rock Climbing, Zip Lines and Canyon-sized Swings

The Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Adventure Package adds wild excitement to the dude ranch experience for kids and adults of all skill levels interested in rock climbing, zip lines and canyon-sized swings. I had the pleasure of giving it a whirl in

One Tank Travels: Buffalo National River

 UPDATE from the National Parks Service: “Due to the potential threat of extreme weather from Isaac in the Ozarks, Buffalo National River Park Administration is postponing this Saturday’s (Sept.1) 40th celebration  of the River at Tyler Bend.  We hope we get beneficial rain