10912 Colonel Glenn Road, 4830 N. Hills Blvd, North Little Rock, 9709 Maumelle Blvd, Maumelle
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
501-225-1900, 501-753-0081, 501-758-8800, Facebook, Twitter
On Monday nights, kids 10 & under eat free with paying adult.
People say the water is freezing, but it’s not. It’s just really cold. The State Park has walking trails, picnic grounds, a play area plus canoes, kayaks and pedal boats. Walk across the dam and feel the temperature difference as the air meets the water.
Newton County Historic Library Art Gallery
What makes art historic? Is it age? Is it impact? You make the decision as the Historic Library Art Gallery with a free tour in Newton County. Hint: The building is historic. The art is local.
Newton County Scenic Drive
The Duke boys weren’t the only ones who could straighten the curves. Put down the phones and pay attention as you drive along AR 123 for some vibrant vistas and views.
Tucker Creek Walking Trail
Want to combine some exercise with spying on the neighbors? Take an urban trail walk. These paved trails run through neighborhoods, usually along the fenced in backyards, which is the perfect opportunity to overhear some juicy conversations or catch flickering glimpses of suburban inhabitants in their natural habitat in the spaces between the slats. The same rules of hiking apply. Do not disturb. When the smell of grilling becomes too overpowering, plan a stop at a local café on the way home.
Cadron Settlement Park
Lucy called Charlie Brown a blockhead and once you read the sign at Cadron Settlement Park in front of the reconstructed blockhouse, that’s the voice you will keep hearing in your head. Listen to it as you wander around the hiking trails or think about it as you sit at a picnic table and study the reconstructed building. The only way to get it out of your mind is to take the trail next to the Arkansas River and let the sound of the water wash it away.
Some bodies of water are famous for sunken ships, or hidden treasure, others for the way they came into being when a dam went in. Lake Conway is a legend for a great fishing spot. It’s easy to see why.
The lake is riddled with trees, which makes high speed impossible, but a fish rich environment an absolute. Get a license and to the shores to catch your limit.
Conway has a few distinctions, one of which is a pre-gateway to the Ozarks. The other are it’s borders. The Arkansas River lines the West, and Lake Conway covers the South. Beaver Fork Lake is north of the city, but you won’t find any beavers with utensils in this body of water. They use their teeth. There are two swimming and picnic spots, including man made beaches for people to enjoy, plus boat launches for anglers or water skiers alike.
Woolly means lots of wool or dazed and confused thinking. A visit to this state park for hunting, fishing, swimming and hiking should clear up the meaning. There are no sheep in the park, and only cows viewed in the surrounding pastureland. The question you must ask yourself is, what’s so confusing about having a great time in the great outdoors loving nature and spending time with family?