Mountain Bikers’ Guide to Rogers

Posted by Jill Rohrbach on Wed, Nov 09, 2016

Northwest Arkansas hosts the 7th annual International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit this week (Nov. 10-12) and Rogers is the place to be for great trails, an incredible bike park, and other Summit fun. Whether you’re in town for this big event, or here to hit the mountain bike trails at a later date, there’s plenty to see and do on and off your bike.

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Topics: Sports/Outdoors, Trails & Parks

Lake Atalanta Now Reopen with Improved Trails and Facilities

Posted by Jill Rohrbach on Tue, Nov 01, 2016

After more than 15 months of improvements and construction, Lake Atalanta in Rogers is once again open to the public. Before we go any further, if you’re thinking I made a typo in the name, I didn’t. It is Atalanta with an extra “a,” not Atlanta.

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Topics: What to Do, Sports/Outdoors, Trails & Parks

Exploring the Great Outdoors with Kids

Posted by Fawn Warner-Rechkemmer on Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Rogers and the surrounding area offer all the elements you can imagine when visiting Arkansas, “The Natural State”. From towering pine trees, to beautiful lakes, to cavernous underground rivers, it’s all here in Northwest Arkansas. Our short weekend visit left us wanting to come back for more!

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Topics: Family-Friendly, What to Do, Sports/Outdoors, Made in Rogers, Trails & Parks

Rogers is a Golf-Lovers’ Oasis

Posted by Jamie Smith on Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Golf is a big thing in Northwest Arkansas, especially in Rogers. Golf enthusiasts can find several opportunitites to play or watch the sport. And in my case, if you have loved ones who enjoy golf, you have several places to get great golf-related gifts.

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Topics: Festivals and Events, What to Do, Sports/Outdoors

Hobbs State Park: Your Family's Next Day Trip Destination

Posted by Jamie Smith on Fri, Apr 15, 2016

One of my favorite aspects about Rogers — and Northwest Arkansas as a whole — is how you can be in a suburban area complete with restaurants and attractions and within 15 minutes, you can be in the quietest places of nature.

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Topics: What to Do, Sports/Outdoors

The Railyard is Rogers' Premier Bike Park

Posted by Jamie Smith on Fri, Mar 25, 2016

Have you heard of The Railyard yet? The Railyard is a new natural surface bike park that has various elements allowing riders of any skill level to enjoy the park. I’m convinced this latest recreational attraction will bring people from all over to visit, as well as improve the quality of life of residents.

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Topics: What to Do, Sports/Outdoors

Rogers Running Trails: The Best Locations For A Run Around Rogers

Posted by Jamie Smith on Wed, Nov 11, 2015

People visiting Rogers for business or pleasure won’t have to give up their running routines. In fact, they may discover a renewed joy in the exercise as they experience the beauty and variety that Rogers’ running trails offer.

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Topics: Sports/Outdoors, Trails & Parks

Guest Post: Putting Skills to the Test at Daisy Nationals in Rogers

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Fri, Jul 11, 2014

By: Mel Lockcuff

They came from all over the United States, from as far as Oregon, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Montana; teams of competitors lined the podium at the Daisy Nationals Opening Ceremonies Friday night, July 4, 2014.

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Topics: Family-Friendly, Festivals and Events, Downtown Rogers, Sports/Outdoors

100 Things to Do in Rogers #15: Hobbs State Park

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Fri, May 23, 2014

With the summer heat just around the corner, you might have to wake up early to accomplish assignment #15 in the 100 Things To Do in Rogers series, which is visit Hobbs State Park. In all honesty, I love to hit the trails in the summer. It's a great place to go because it's shaded, which makes it feel much cooler than doing an activity in the sun...so get your hiking gear ready and head to Hobbs State Park. If hiking isn't your thing, but you still enjoy nature, keep reading. The Hobbs State Park Visitor's Center is a fascinating way to get up close with mother nature, but in an air-conditioned setting. 

Hobbs State Park

Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area is Arkansas's largest state park and is blessed with
 beautiful terrain and a diverse eco-system.
 Twenty-two of the park’s 60 miles of border stretch along the shores of Beaver Lake. The park lies between Beaver Lake to the north and War Eagle Creek to the south with acreage stretching across a part of Benton County southeast of Beaver Lake and extending into Madison and Carroll counties.

Hiking & Camping

The park includes a wide variety of trails. I've blogged about my love affair with Rogers Trails and Greenways, so I am really excited that I get to finally run on some trails during the War Eagle Trail Race this year at Hobbs State Park. It's the only trail run allowed in the entire park and what better way to enjoy it than by running with a few hundred friends? If you're into biking, or even riding horses, you can also do that in the park. Read on for the best trails for those activities. For a complete list of trails, click here.

The Historic Van Winkle Trail is a half-mile trail that leads hikers through a tunnel under Ark. 12 to the site of the historic Van Winkle lumber mill and home in Van Winkle Hollow on the West Fork of Little Clifty Creek. View the remnants of a sawmill and an antebellum garden owned by Peter Van Winkle during the 19th century. This is a good one for the youngsters, since it's short and easy for their little legs.

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Topics: Family-Friendly, Free Things to Do, Beaver Lake, Sports/Outdoors, 100 Things to Do, Trails & Parks

100 Things To Do in Rogers #14: War Eagle Cavern

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Thu, May 15, 2014


Visiting War Eagle Cavern has been on my to-do list for years and was finally able to cross it off recently, so I'm challenging you to do the same! Visiting War Eagle Cavern is coming in at #14 on the 100 Things To Do in Rogers list. This activity is great for people of all ages and is wheelchair and stroller friendly!

War Eagle Cavern features a beautiful natural entrance right along the shores of Beaver Lake. We took the 60 minute guided walking tour thorugh the cave, complete with hibernating bats, panned for gems and did some hiking around the lake. It was a great way to spend a lovely spring day.


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Topics: Family-Friendly, What to Do, Beaver Lake, Sports/Outdoors, 100 Things to Do, Trails & Parks