Active Living

Arkansas is known as "The Natural State" for the natural beauty of the rugged Ozark Mountains, crystal clear rivers, waterfalls, and hiking paths.  Northwest Arkansas is also among the top mountain-biking areas in the nation, and Fayetteville hosts several excellent mountain-biking trails. 

Below are some options for active entertainment in and around Fayetteville. 

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Bicycling in Fayetteville:  

Learn about Fayetteville's biking trails, bike-share program, and cycling events.

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Parks, Lakes, and Trails

From fishing to hiking to tennis:  explore the many ways to enjoy the outdoors in Fayetteville's parks and along our trails.

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Yvonne Richardson Community Center

This active family center features a gymnasium, programs for youth and adults, a food recovery program, and community events.

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Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Located near beautiful Lake Fayetteville, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks features twelve themed gardens plus a butterfly house, all showcasing the natural beauty of the Ozarks.

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Devil's Den State Park

Located just south of Fayetteville, Devil's Den offers unique rock formations and caverns, hiking trails, waterfalls, a swimming pool, cabins, and camping. 

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Arkansas, "The Natural State," offers 52 state parks for you to explore.  Whether your interest is hiking, boating, digging for diamonds, history, or archaeology:  there's a park for you!