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Chuck’s Blog — “Exploring Arkansas” Trails Less Traveled Digital Series

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As Arkansas’s state parks and natural areas get ready to re-open, we decided to start a special “Exploring Arkansas” digital-first series this May to give folks an idea of where you can safely go in the great outdoors — places where it’s not crowded, so that social distancing won’t be an issue.

Exploring Arkansas Trails Less Traveled Kayaking

I like to refer to these places I have in mind as “trails less traveled.” These are hiking or nature trails leading to secluded waterfalls, overlooks and caves. I’ve also included less traveled waterways (for the chance to have a float experience in solitude!) located in wildlife management areas, a Nature Conservancy Preserve and in the St. Francis National Forest.

Exploring Arkansas Trails Less Traveled Cave

We have 14 locations for you, which we’ll feature one a week throughout May, June, July and into early August. So, enjoy, be safe and leave no trace!

Here’s the lineup of The Natural State’s precious hidden gems we plan to revisit:

  • Marinoni Scenic Area
  • Moonshiners Cave and Falls
  • Madison County WMA Falls
  • Hwy. 123 Falls
  • Wattensaw Bayou
  • Winding Stairs Trail
  • Ranch North Woods Preserve
  • Horner Neck Lake - St. Francis National Forest
  • Bayou Bartholomew Nature Trail
  • Red Bluff Overlook
  • Alum Cove National Recreation Trail
  • Round Top Mountain
  • Kings River Overlook
  • Ravenden Springs
  • Explore them with us in a new segment every Wednesday at 2 p.m. starting next week, May 6. You’ll be able to check out the segments on the Arkansas PBS and “Exploring Arkansas” Facebook pages and on the Engage Arkansas PBS app available for free on the App Store and Google Play Store for iPhones and Android. We have a special bonus on the app for you, too. use the "Share My Trail" feature to upload your favorite photo using our specialized photo frames during your hike!

    Exploring Arkansas Trails Less Traveled Overlook

    Exploring Arkansas Trails Less Traveled Waterfall

    Prefer a bigger screen to watch? We have you covered! After these segments premiere digitally, you can see them on air in Thursday night primetime on Arkansas PBS. I’ll also be giving you a great sneak peek at what you have to look forward to here on the AR PBS Engage blog every Monday, starting May 4, so be sure to circle back soon.