The Natural State’s newest scenic byway, an impressive twin waterfall, one of the South’s most famous grist mills and a picturesque backpacking trail in the Ouachita National Forest – they’re all in store for the latest edition of “Exploring Arkansas” coming up Monday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m.!
The Mulberry River Road Scenic Byway is an eleven mile stretch of Highway 215 between Cass and Oark in the Ozark National Forest, which parallels the Mulberry River. In my opinion, this absolutely stunning section of road is long overdue in being officially designated as a scenic byway. It has always been one of my favorite, all-time drives in the Ozarks any time of the year.
Along this same byway is a beautiful twin waterfall that is only about a quarter-of-a-mile walk off the road – High Bank Twin Falls. Both begin as regular waterfalls and then turn into cascades at the bottom half as the water flows over rock embankments.
The Old Mill in North Little Rock has been quite the landmark since the 1930s when it was built as a tribute to Arkansas pioneers. It was constructed not as a working mill, but a work of art to look like an abandoned mill. It’s recognized as the last remaining structure from the film classic, “Gone with the Wind.” When all the surrounding dogwoods are in bloom, it’s one of the most photographed buildings in the entire mid-South.