Read about these great drives – many of which are in the Heart of the Buffalo River
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20 Great Places to see the Fall Foliage in 2021
The Ozarks, Arkansas
Situated in the northwest part of the state, the Ozarks are the perfect destination to explore the outdoors and take in the beauty of autumn’s palette of bright golds, reds and oranges. The transformation begins around the second week of October and peak colors appear by late October. One of the top spots to view the foliage is in the Buffalo National River area around the small town of Ponca. This beautiful wilderness destination in the mountains offers the opportunity to disconnect and get away from it all. While here, take time to hike or float down the river all the while keeping an eye out for wild elk. Fall is when the bulls are battling to become king of the herd, so they’re especially active during this time of year. Plan to reserve one of the cabins in the mountains above Ponca. Vantage points from these properties yield incredible stargazing opportunities, as well as memorable sunrise and sunset views.
Buffalo National River Activities are limited to Slow the Spread of COVID-19:
The Buffalo National River is reopening for some day uses next week after the national park was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Park Service announced Tuesday the park will begin to reopen May 15 for recreational day use of the trails and the Buffalo River.
The park has been closed since early April because of the virus. The park service says day access will resume for private and commercial floating on the river, all trails within the park except for the Lost Valley Trail, and limited restroom facilities.
The standout character of my time on the Buffalo National River in the beautiful Ozark region of Arkansas was the smallmouth bass. Even the smallest bass I caught that week were feisty as hell and brilliantly colored. There are many route options for paddlers looking for a multi-day float, with a total of 132 river miles beginning in the town of Ponca. Head there for the fishing, but make sure to enjoy the tall bluffs on this scenic river.
BEEKEEPING 101 Seminar Sponsored by: Boone County AR Beekeepers Assoc.
Interested in keeping Honeybees? Guest Speaker: James Rhein Beekeepers on site to answer questions Beehives and Components on display When: Saturday, March 23, 2019 Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Where: North Arkansas District Fair Grounds 1400 Fairgrounds Road, Harrison AR (1ST EXHIBIT BUILDING) Event: FREE & Open to the public Reserve your seat by calling Boone Co. Extension @ 870.741.6168 For more information call Sandra Center @ 870.426.4214 or 870.577.1782 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org Boone County, Arkansas Beekeepers Association