It never hurts to take a look at yourself or your location through the eyes of others. I was reminded of this adage as the last of the 560 guests from the Travel South Showcase left Arkansas in late February following their convention in Little Rock.
Knitters, crocheters, spinners, and weavers will gather to practice their crafts, take classes, shop at vendor booths, and generally enjoy visiting with each other at the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza Dec. 3-4 at The Lodge at Mount Magazine in Paris.
Arkansas’s gorgeous scenery has earned the state a well-deserved reputation as an outdoor enthusiast’s Shangri-la. And there’s no wonder why. Home to 600,000 acres of lakes, more than 9,000 miles of crystal-clear streams and rivers, two major mountain ranges and 52 state parks, Arkansas has something for everyone. Whether you seek tranquility, adventure or something in between, you’ll find it all in Arkansas.
State parks showcase our state’s natural treasures, reveal its history, and offer recreation and enjoyment for everyone. This year, the Arkansas State Park system celebrates its 75th anniversary with activities, celebrations and openings across the state.