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Seven Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors This Summer

Two-hundred and seventeen: the average number of sunny days in Little Rock every year. With all that sun, it’s almost an obligation to spend time outside; an extremely pleasant burden to bear, if you ask us. Thankfully, we’ve got more than just a few ways to explore the great outdoors around town.

Bike the Big Dam Bridge

Did you know we’re home to the longest pedestrian and cycle bridge in the United States? The Big Dam Bridge connects 20 miles of trails along the river between Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Hike Pinnacle Mountain

If you know Little Rock, you know Pinnacle Mountain is a staple in local outdoor adventures. With two summit hikes, mountain biking options and multiple walking trails, Pinnacle has something for all hiking levels. Plus, it’s one of the best views in the city. Trust us.

Kayak the Arkansas River

A true choose your own adventure. At Rock Town River Outfitters, you can experience a guided kayak tour along the Arkansas River. Pick which river adventure you’re looking for – from a sunset tour to a beginner’s 101 session.

Paddle Board Yoga

Looking for the calming effect of yoga mixed with the challenge of not falling in water?  SUP 501 is a mobile water studio that combines paddle boarding and yoga. The workout provides the usual benefits of yoga while adding in stability and balance exercises.

Star Gazing Cruise

Whether you’re an astrology pro or simply enjoy taking in the night sky, be sure to climb aboard! The evening cruise on Lake Maumelle will be led by a park interpreter who will teach you about the many stars, constellations and satellites above. Did we just give you the perfect date idea?

Enjoy a ride on the Metro Streetcar Trolley

Travel downtown in style. The Metro Trolley, originally known as the River Rail Streetcar, is a relaxing, inexpensive way to explore the local hot spots of the River Market and beyond. Stops include the Clinton Library, the River Market, Heifer International and more.

Attend an Arkansas Travelers Baseball Game

Score tickets to an Arkansas Travelers baseball game at Dickey Stephens Park. Every season, over 70 home games are hosted in North Little Rock, which provides fun entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Each night is a different theme at the park – anyone up for Wednesday’s dollar hot dog night?

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