Welcome to 2017, Arkansans and Arkansawyers. It’s time to think ahead toward the new year, to make plans and have hope for all the good things that may come our way. I’m already beginning to map out my year, and I figured y’all might be doing the same, so I’ve compiled a list of 12 things that absolutely have to go on your to do list in 2017. From exploring a swamp to eating the most delicious food in the Natural State, here are the plans you need to make each month this year.

For road trips you should take this year, click here. To find other places you need to see, try this article.

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