Thursday, February 11, 2010

Waterfalls of Arkansas - Romantic Cascades of the Mountains

Continuing with our St. Valentine's Day theme, waterfalls are an important part of American culture and life. They thread through favorite stories and the romance of our youth and are favorite destinations for Southerners of all ages.

The Natural State of Arkansas is blessed with hundreds of waterfalls and cascades, ranging from thundering Cedar Falls atop Petit Jean Mountain to small falls along the mountain streams that dot the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains. A surprising number of these are very easy to access and at least one - Pig Trail Falls on the Pig Trail Scenic Byway - can even be seen from the windows of your car.

Although temperatures can be quite chilly in Arkansas this time of year, it actually is a great time for hand in hand visits to the state's waterfalls. They tend to run best during the late winter and early spring, before the trees put on their leaves. Many are near some of the more interesting historic sites in the state and are also within convenient distance of major communities.

To help you find some of the easier to access ones, I've put together a new web page with photographs and links for more information. To take a look, please visit

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