Hike This Ancient Forest In Arkansas That’s Home To 800-Year-Old Trees
Arkansas certainly lives up to its name of “The Natural State.” Over 50 percent of the state is covered in forest, which does include the largest national forest (the Ouachita) in the South. One little corridor of forest in the Delta is home to 800-year-old trees as well as the biggest tree in the state: the Champion Cypress Tree. Let’s head to the Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge to explore a small part of the Big Woods.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
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Another ancient forest to stroll is this one that’s right out of a storybook.
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for two years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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