Exploring Arkansas From Above
From rock formations, unique landmarks, stunning waterfalls, and magnificent waterways – Arkansas isn’t called The Natural State for nothing. From a bird’s eye perspective see Arkansas like you have never before. We’ll visit some of your favorite locations, landmarks, and our natural wonders through four seasons of stunning beauty.
Join Chuck Dovish as we go "Exploring Arkansas From Above"!
Before coming to Arkansas PBS, Chuck Dovish was mainly known for his "Travelin' Arkansas" segments which aired on KTHV-Channel 11 for more than 25 years. Since October of 2005, Chuck has been producing and hosting "Exploring Arkansas" which showcases all the high adventure the Natural State has to offer. This one-of-a-kind program features the most breathtaking and spectacular sights in Arkansas. There's extreme adventure like hang gliding, kayaking, rappelling, rock climbing, wild caving and not to mention some of Arkansas's best kept secrets such as secluded and scenic waterfalls.
- Arkansas Sphinx
The Arkansas Sphinx, north of Hagarville in the Ozark National Forest, does indeed resemble the Great Sphinx of Egypt, with an added bonus – a diamond-shaped “eye” which is just begging for a drone to fly right straight through it!
- Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area
This ridge juts out west of Pinnacle Mountain, west of Little Rock, and is preserved by The Nature Conservancy for not only the unique plant life here, but it also happens to be the eastern-most point of the Western Diamond-Back Rattlesnake – and thus the name -Rattlesnake Ridge.
- Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area
Five-story rock columns tower above you, as one hikes through this area near Pelsor in the Ozark National Forest. Utilizing a drone would add a really cool tour as it zooms around and in-between the columns.
- Sugarloaf Mountain National Recreation Trail
This volcano-looking mountain in the middle of Greers Ferry Lake has a bluff line that encircles the mountain near the top, and hence the name – Sugarloaf. Accessible only by boat, it is the only designated national recreation trail that’s located on an island.
- Seven Devils Swamp Natural Area
For decades, this swamp near Monticello has been a favorite with hunters, anglers, photographers and nature lovers. –And, many became lost trying to get out – because “it’s a devil trying to make it out.” Seven little lakes (“seven devils”) form this unique habitat protected by The Nature Conservancy. With a birds-eye view from a drone, viewers will be able to see exactly why it is” a devil of a time” trying to make it back out.
- “Wild & Scenic” Mulberry River
The Mulberry River north of Mulberry along the southern border of the Ozark National Forest, is a nationally designated “Wild and Scenic” river. –And that, it definitely is! A float trip down this river is an unforgettable experience. –And with a drone following along, it becomes an even greater adventure!
- Cedar Falls
This 95-foot tall waterfall is located at Arkansas’ flagship state park – Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton. The one-mile trail to Cedar Falls is also a National Recreation Trail. These falls are the most visited of any other in the state, with an average 500 thousand plus hikers making the trek every year. The views from a drone will add to the majestic qualities of Cedar Falls.
- Kings River Overlook
- Mount Magazine
- Hickory Nut Mountain Vista on Lake Ouachita.
- DeGray Lake Resort State Park.
- Mississippi River Park in Helena.
- Bayou DeView near Brinkley.
- Boxley Valley and the Boxley Valley Church near Ponca.
- Lakeport Plantation near Lake Village.
- Talimena National Scenic Byway near Mena.
- Pig Trail Scenic Byway.
- Lake Winona in the Ouachita National Forest.
- The Arkansas & Missouri Scenic Railroad in Springdale.
- War Eagle Mill near Rogers.
- Ole Main at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
- Artist Point near Mountainburg.
- Eureka Springs and the Crescent Hotel.
- Bridal Veil Falls in Heber Springs.
- Magness Lake near Heber Springs.
- “Little Sugarloaf” along the Little Red River.
- Pinnacle Mountain.
- The Trail of Holiday Lights, featuring Fayetteville and Batesville.
- Wye Mountain.
- Garvan Woodland Gardens.
- The Old Mill in North Little Rock.
- Buffalo National River.
- Fairfield Bay falls.
- Back Country Flying at Byrd’s Adventure Center near Oark.
- Mount Nebo.
Exploring Arkansas From Above
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