Get a new perspective on Arkansas and the world! "Exploring Arkansas" is joining "Nature" and "NOVA" on Think Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Before coming to AETN, Chuck Dovish was mainly known for his "Travelin' Arkansas" segments which aired on KTHV-Channel 11 for more than 25 years. Since October of 2005, Chuck has been producing and hosting "Exploring Arkansas" which showcases all the high adventure the Natural State has to offer. This one-of-a-kind program features the most breathtaking and spectacular sights in Arkansas. There's extreme adventure like hang gliding, kayaking, rappelling, rock climbing, wild caving and not to mention some of Arkansas's best kept secrets such as secluded and scenic waterfalls.
Chuck has been exploring Arkansas for more than 40 years and continues to surprise and entertain viewers with his sights and subjects. His philosophy throughout the years has always been to illuminate the culture and heritage of Arkansas, in addition to conservation and preservation of the pristine outdoors of the Natural State. Exploring Arkansas was the 2009 recipient of the Sierra Club Conservation Award. Chuck says he's always trying to promote our great state in any way, shape or form that he can.
2/1 Cast Iron Cook Off, Pig Trail Scenic Byway, Black Fork Mountain Trail, and Museum Of The Arkansas Grand Prairie
The annual Cast Iron Cook Off at the Dogwood Hills Guest Farm near Harriet, showcases this centuries old cooking method, utilizing both Dutch Ovens and iron skillets. The Pig Trail Scenic Byway - Highway 23 north of Ozark, is said to be quite possibly the most scenic stretch of road in the entire state. The Black Fork Mountain Trail which traverses the Black Fork Mountain Wilderness northwest of Mena in the Ouachita National Forest, offers incredible views along one of the tallest peaks in the state. The award-winning Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie in Stuttgart, depicts the history of agriculture and the pioneers who farmed the Grand Prairie of eastern Arkansas from the late 1800's.
2/8 Powerchuting, Kings River Overlook Trail, Roark Bluff, and Hickson Lake
What happens when you motorize a glider chute, and add a couple seats and wheels to it? It becomes one of the fastest-growing forms of sport flying around. If you've enjoyed the Kings River by floating it…another way to take in the beauty of this river in northwest Arkansas is by hiking the Kings River Overlook Nature Trail. Another worthwhile view to experience is the one that overlooks Roark Bluff in the upper portion of the Buffalo National River. Hickson Lake located in the Dagmar Wildlife Management Area near Brinkley, is one of those neat hidden lakes perfect for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
2/15 (Re-air of Feb 1)
2/22 Castle Rogue's Manor, Goode's Grocery, Moonshiners Cave-Falls, and Cotham's Mercantile
A dream castle twenty years in the making - Castle Rogue's Manor near Eureka Springs is that remarkable story and the man behind it all. Goode's Grocery-circa 1905 in Holland is back in business thanks to third and fourth generation efforts. Moonshiners Cave began as a pioneer family root cellar, deep in the Ozarks. -- Legend has it, that later it became used for something quite different than canned vegetables. Cotham's Mercantile in Scott is home of the famous Hubcap Burger and "where the elite meet to eat."