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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Arkansas River Trail
Arkansas River Trail

(501) 791-8541

Little Rock, AR
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Take a walk, run, or bike ride down the Arkansas River Trail - or at least part of it. The recreation trail stretches over eleven miles but isn't quite finished yet, when completed it will cover a total of 24 miles. If you decide to brave the whole trail, you'll be walking from downtown Little Rock, to Pinnacle Mountain State Park, from North Little Rock to Cook's Landing, and eventually across Murray Lock and Dam to the Presidential Library. That's a lot of ground to cover, be sure to wear some comfy shoes!

Central Arkansas Fishing Guide Services
Central Arkansas Fishing Guide Services

(501) 580-0669

282 Plainview Cir
North Little Rock, AR 72116   Directions Website

Cast a line with the Central Arkansas Fishing Guide Services. Try your fisherman's luck in the morning, afternoon, or on an all-day recreational fishing trip with experienced guide Bill Dennis. He'll take you to all the best fishing holes on whichever lake you choose: Lake Ouachita, Lake DeGray, Arkansas River, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Maumelle, White River, or Lake Dardanelle.

JB's Guide Service
JB's Guide Service

(501) 519-5196

Little Rock, AR
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Let JB's Guide Service take you where the fish are biting on a half or full day fishing trip. The experts will do the work while you reap all the benefits, sounds good right? If you aren't really in the mood to fish, JB's also offers a Lake Cruise so you can just kick back and take in the scenery.

Lake Maumelle
Lake Maumelle

(510) 210-4935

Little Rock, AR
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Take a boat out for a spin, test your arm strength rowing a canoe, use the winds to your advantage on a sailboat or cast a line in the waters of Lake Maumelle. The beautiful, blue lake is a great place to spend some time outdoors, soak up some sun and enjoy your favorite water sports. Don't forget your sunscreen!

Little Rock City Parks & Recreation
Little Rock City Parks & Recreation

(501) 371-4770

500 West Markham St
Little Rock, AR 72201   Directions Website

Check out one of the many metropolitan, community, and neighborhood parks that are part of the Little Rock City Parks & Recreation network. With over 50 parks available, you'll be able to enjoy the outdoors no matter where you are in the city. Our favorites are Allsopp Park, MacArthur Park, Murray Park, and Riverfront Park.

Little Rock Zoo
Little Rock Zoo

(501) 666-2406

1 Zoo Dr
Little Rock, AR 72205   Directions Website

Take the kids to monkey around with the animals at the Little Rock Zoo. The zoo is home to over 725 animals, living in habitats that mimic their natural environments. Giraffes, gorillas, rhinos, alligators, flamingos, bears, elephants, bobcats, tigers, lemurs, and zebras are just a few of the animals you'll see throughout the zoo. While you're traveling through the zoo's exhibits and attractions, take a ride on the train or stop to play at the park for even more fun.

Paintball Arkansas
Paintball Arkansas

(501) 470-4400

558 Sturgis Rd
Conway, AR 72034   Directions Website

If paintball is one of your favorite activities, let loose on the largest paintball range in the state at Paintball Arkansas. The 100 acre wooded expanse is the perfect place to stage a recreational paintball war with your family and friends. If paintball has you tired out, play a cleaner game of laser tag, or wreak havoc in the arcade.

Riverfront Park
Riverfront Park

(501) 371-6848

202 La Harpe Blvd
Little Rock, AR 72201   Directions Website

Spend some time hanging out and exploring the attractions at Riverfront Park. The 33-acre park sits along on the south bank of the Arkansas River and is home to a number of sculptures, gardens, state historical information, the Junction Bridge landmark, and much more. There's plenty to see and do as a family at this park, we recommend you set aside a day or two to really experience it.

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