A Travel Guide to Arkansas
Arkansas known as the Natural State for the beauty of it's landscape comprising forests, mountains, plains and rivers making the state a popular destination for the visitor who loves the outdoor life.
Arkansas is divided into six regions Ozarks, River Valley, Delta, Central, Ouachitas, and Timberlands. The Ozark mountain region contains some of the most scenic countryside in America with a wide variety of rivers and lakes containing trout and bass the area is a fisherman's paradise. Sailing, canoeing and various other watersports are well catered for and the area is popular with hikers and visitors taking in the various museums and historic sights.
The River Valley region is dominated by the Tri-Peaks which provide superb views of this beautiful area. There are a number of picturesque towns on the Arkansas River some modelled on European towns especially in the Arkansas Wine Country. The numerous lakes in the valley provide great recreational facilities as well as opportunities to stay in vacation rental cabins with fabulous views.
Arkansas's Mississippi River Delta region is the main agriculural part of the state growing wheat, soybeans, rice and cotton in the rich soil of the delta. There is a rich history in this region preserved in numerous museums such as the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Education Center at Piggott as well as several state parks with superb fishing opportunities.
The cities of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Cabot, Conway and Searcy form the heart of the Central region and provide the visitor with fine restaurants, shopping, museums, art galleries and an opportunity to play golf, hike and carry out other recreational activities in the many parks.
The Ouachita mountain are one of the most popular areas for the visitor to stay in a vacation rental especially in the Hot Springs area. The resort city of Hot Springs as well as being famous for its thermal baths is on the edge of the Hot Springs National Park with its extensive nature trails and recreational facilities.
Timberlands as the name suggests is an area rich in pine and cypress trees famous for deer hunting and fishing.
There is a wide variety of self catering vacation rentals in Arkansas ranging from condos in Hot Springs to log cabins in the Ozark Mountains.