Saturday, August 7, 2010

Eureka Springs better than the sum of its parts

(EUREKA SPRINGS, AR) - The greater Eureka Springs' area offers convenient accessibility to a wealth of outdoor activities such as Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, Kings River, White River, Thorncrown Chapel, Blue Springs Heritage Center, Black Bass Lake, Lake Leatherwood, the Hogscald and Big Clifty areas, Holiday Island -a city unto itself- where visitors can take a swing on an outstanding golf course, numerous providers offering scenic horseback rides, Starkey Park Marina, Beaver Dam Site Park which is the fifth busiest Corps of Engineers Park in the United States, the 12,000-acre Hobbs State Park, Madison County Game Refuge, War Eagle Mill, War Eagle Cavern, Onyx Cave, Cosmic Caverns, Roaring River State Park and Trout Hatchery, the Mark Twain National Forest with its miles of ATV trails, Buffalo National River, Dogwood Canyon, Beaver Town, and the Pea Ridge National Military Park. All are examples of the excellent outdoor adventures waiting to be experienced, and all of these places are just a short drive away when anyone chooses "America's Victorian Village" as their vacation hub.

Recognizing the treasure trove of outdoor activities - many not very well known- the Outdoor Tourism Committee of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce has set as its goal to invite locals and visitors to come and travel outside the iconic caverns of man-made limestone structures that has made Eureka one of America's Distinctive Destinations as recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. There, travelers will discover what this Arkansas Ozark community has to offer. These outdoor venues are ageless and are for travelers of all ages.
Although many of these outdoor wonders are most accessible and enjoyable the year-round, many are at their peak during the months of spring. That is why the Eureka Chamber has developed the "45 days of April" as Outdoor Tourism Month with special events and activities. For more information, one should contact the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce by calling 800-638-7352 or by going online to www.eurekaspringschamber.com .

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