Exploring Arkansas June 2014
Mossy Bluff National Nature Trail / Boat Builder / DeSoto Bluff Trail Park / Reed's Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park
The Mossy Bluff National Nature Trail begins at the William Carl Garner Visitors Center in Heber Springs and meanders along a bluff, offering spectacular views of the Little Red River and Greers Ferry Dam. The lost art of handcrafting wooden canoes and kayaks is kept alive by a boat builder in Bentonville. DeSoto Bluff Trail Park in Arkadelphia overlooks the Ouachita River and serves as an outdoor classroom for area school students. Reed's Bridge Battlefield along Bayou Meto just south of Jacksonville, preserves the site of a forgotten Civil War skirmish in 1863. It also includes an 1860 era replica of a farmstead.