If your looking for fresh air then there is no better place to get it than at an Arkansas State Park. If you are looking to see some beautiful views then now is the time to check out this historic trail in Arkansas for a great weekend road trip.  

Arkansas State Parks has just announced that they have completed the restoration and improvements to the Rim Trail at Mount Nebo State Park. It took some teamwork to get it done but it all happened with the support from the Walton Family Foundation and the Arkansas Parks and Recreation Foundation. The completed project initiates a new era for the popular, 86-year-old hiking trail by adding it to the state’s growing system of Monument Trails.

“Exceptional hiking and mountain biking trails are hallmarks of Arkansas’s State Parks,” said Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism in a press release. “Restoring the Rim Trail perfectly captures the passion of our Department by ensuring this treasured experience from our past will be used by Arkansans and our guests for years to come.”

According to the press release, the park was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933, the trail has long been a fixture at the state’s second-oldest park.

“It is a privilege to not only be a part of the birth of the new Monument Trail system in state parks but also to honor historic trails by restoring them,” Executive Director of the Arkansas Parks and Recreation Foundation Suzanne Grobmyer said. “These trails have been a part of making our state parks some of the best in the country.”

You can start planning your road trip in Arkansas at arkansasstateparks.com

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