Now that the temperatures are starting to cool down a little bit here in central Arkansas (we are mostly in the low 90’s and upper 80’s). And we don’t have to worry about the threat of daily heat advisories. My family and I can get outside again and enjoy nature. On Sunday, we decided to go out to the Arkansas River Trail so the kids could ride their bikes along the trail, my husband could catch some Pokemons, and so I could get my exercise in.
The Arkansas River Trail is a really great trail along the Arkansas river that goes through several cities in central Arkansas. In total, the trail is an 88-mile loop. So there is a lot to see along the trail. We usually stick to an area of the trail that is used by a lot of bicyclists. It’s not too crowded and the scenery is really peaceful.
Before we hit the trails we got the kids in their helmets. Safety first!!! It’s crazy how we never wore helmets as kids. 🙂
Then we set out on the trail.
While we were going down the trail we saw some barges being pushed down the river by a tugboat. It was my kids first time seeing a tugboat and it was pretty neat since it was so close. My husband told them to wave to the tugboat because there was someone inside of it driving it. And to their surprise, the person driving the tugboat actually blew the big horn to let them know he saw them.
The nice thing about the trail is that there are covered rest areas spread out along the trail. Whenever we are out walking along this section of the trail. We always stop at one of the covered picnic tables for a break to drink some water before heading back to our starting point. Below is a picture from when we were taking a break from walking along the trail last Spring.
Another cool thing about the Arkansas River Trail is seeing the different types of birds that are around the trail. While we were walking back to our starting point we saw a flock of geese flying past us. Then as we got closer to our car we saw that they had landed and were eating in the grass. My kids were very excited about the geese too.
We always have a great time when we are out on the river trail. I’m looking forward to going out there even more as the temps drop a little bit lower.