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Hot Springs Village
elcome to Hot Springs Village! It’s a great time to dive in and enjoy outdoor fun in one of Hot Springs Village’s 11 recreational lakes. Work on your tan on one of three beaches or cool off with a variety of lakeside activities. Rent paddle boards, kayaks and more at one of our marinas. Fish in near solitude on one of the smaller lakes that dot our beautiful Village. Improve your swing on one of our nine world-class golf courses or get your heart rate up exploring more than 30 miles of trails. Our hope is that you’ll use this magazine as a resource to learn more about Hot Springs Village and the region. Whatever you enjoy, we bet you’ll find it here in Hot Springs Village.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Hot Springs Village
Welcome 2 Lake Hamilton 3 Lakes Ouachita, Catherine & DeGray 4 Magic Springs 5 HSV Golf Clubs 6-8 Junior Golf 9 Real Estate 10-11 HSV Rentals 12 Regional Health Centers 13 Outdoor Recreation 14 HSV Trails 15 Craft Beer Guide 16 Dining Guide 17 Farmers Markets/Museums 18 Summer Fun Events 19 HSV Lakes 20-21 Holistic Health 22 Geocaching 23 ESCAPE TO THE OUACHITAS HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE Clara Nicolosi PUBLISHER Designs Group Consulting Dannet Botkin CREATIVE DIRECTOR Lisa Watson Thomas EDITOR/DESIGNER
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THE WATER’S FINE
ocated just a few miles from Hot Springs Village, Lake Hamilton is a water lover’s destination. This lake was formed in 1932 with the construction of the Carpenter Dam on the Ouachita River. Boasting almost 200 miles of shoreline, Lake Hamilton covers a whopping 7,200 acres and is 18 miles in length. It is dotted with small coves and inlets and is almost entirely inhabited by homes, restaurants and resorts. Water-skiing, pleasure boating and fishing are popular Hot Springs attractions on Lake Hamilton with rentals of watercraft, jet-skis and sport accessories readily available. The Belle of Hot Springs is a 400-passenger riverboat that offers sightseeing, lunch, dinner and dance cruises on the lake. Hill Wheatley Park, located on the shore, has a popular swim area with a man-made sandy beach, picnic facilities and restrooms.
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Anglers enjoy fishing Lake Hamilton, where the varying water temperatures support habitats for a variety of fish. Cast in a line and you might reel in striped, spotted, white and small mouth bass, black and white crappie, flathead, blue, channel and bullhead catfish and chain pickerel. Arkansas’ Game & Fish Commission also stocks the lake with rainbow trout. This year, you could also win big in the Hot Springs Fishing Challenge on Lake Hamilton, which includes a total of $86,000 in prizes. Hike, picnic and enjoy wildlife of all kinds on one of three islands on Lake Hamilton: Rabbit Island, Little Goat Island, and Big Goat Island or Electric Island. And don’t miss Garvan Woodland Gardens, a 210 acre botanical garden accessible by boat and car. The Gardens are home to flowers, bonsai and incredible floral displays. Visit Lake Hamilton to enjoy water activities that are certain to delight one and all.
EFFECTIVE CARE THAT’S TAILORED TO YOU
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Enjoy the Sparkling Waters of Three Arkansas Diamond Lakes: Ouachita, Catherine and DeGray Rollin’ on the River Kick back and relax as you float along the Caddo or Ouachita Rivers, two of the best streams around. Anglers will enjoy fishing for bass and other species.
his summer you don’t have to venture far to cool off in the sparkling waters of three of Arkansas’ Diamond Lakes. Lakes Ouachita, Catherine and DeGray offer thousands of acres of recreational waters teeming with wildlife as well as miles of shoreline to explore. And you’ll have room to spare to fish, ski, swim, float, sail, rent a houseboat, cruise your party barge, spread a picnic or just kick off your shoes and soak up the sun on some of the most beautiful lakes in the Natural State. It’s a water lover’s paradise. Located in Hot Springs, Lakes Ouachita and Hamilton (see related article on pg. 3), offer a glimpse of the Natural State at its finest. Lake Ouachita, the largest lake (40,100 acres) located entirely within Arkansas, is almost completed enclosed by the Ouachita National Forest and has one of Arkansas’ most pristine shorelines at 970 miles. Sail along 40 miles of water or scuba dive to take a look at what’s going on underneath the surface.
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Lake Catherine, which is located near Malvern, offers 11 miles and 1,900 acres of outdoor recreation fun. The lake is a popular place for water-skiing, swimming and fishing. And you can even catch rainbow trout in the tailwaters below Remmel Dam. Stay at Lake Catherine State Park in one of 17 cabins or camp lakeside. Explore the shoreline on horseback. DeGray Lake’s 13,400 acres are a prime vacation and weekend getaway for Arkansans. Located just a few miles away in Arkadelphia, you can fish for largemouth bass, striped bass, hybrid bass and other gamefish species. But that’s not all! The lake offers scuba diving, skiing, sailing and more. The lake is home to DeGray Lake Resort State Park, which features a 96-room lodge, modern conference center, 18-hole championship golf course, heated swimming pool, tennis courts and a marina. Camping, trails, a swimming beach and numerous interpretive programs are also offered by the park. Private facilities on DeGray Lake include a resort, marina and cabins. So, what are you waiting for? Get your gear and head out to enjoy the sparkling waters of Lakes Ouachita, Catherine and DeGray.
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THRILLS & CHILLS
amed one of the most family-friendly parks in the United States by Better Homes and Gardens, Magic Springs offers two parks for the price of one. The theme park includes over 80 attractions such as the Arkansas Twister and thrill rides like the Plummet Summit and The Gauntlet. The water park area offers many ways to cool off including Crystal Lagoon, three body-only slides, four tube slides,
a play pool, the High Sierra Slide Tower, Crystal Falls Wave Pool, Kodiak Canyon Lazy River and Bear Cub Bend for smaller children. Splash Island has 10 water slides and a bucket that dumps 1,000 gallons of water every 10 minutes. Magic Springs is located at 1701 East Grand Ave. in Hot Springs. For more information, go to MagicSprings.com or call 501-624-0100. ď‚Ť
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HSV Golf Clubs
hampionship golf is just a swing away on one of the nine award winning golf courses in Hot Springs Village. And summer is the perfect time to get in a game or two with your family and friends. Golfers far and wide know that Hot Springs Village is the place to be for a challenging but fun time on the links. Enjoy the Village’s natural beauty while you play our great courses. No matter your skill level, you’ll have fun. Call RE/MAX for discounted golf and lodging rates.
Balboa Golf Improve your health while you enjoy the game on Balboa Golf Club’s walker-friendly course. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, Balboa’s wide fairways and few elevation changes offer walkers a great place to take a stroll while getting in a game. Water hazards, bunkers and par 3s offer
some challenges. Balboa’s 18-hole golf course includes a driving range, putting green and short game area. Greens: Penn Cross and Crenshaw Bent grasses, Fairways: 419 Bermuda grass Coronado Golf Don’t let a time crunch keep you away. Coronado Golf Club’s executive-length par-62 golf course is just the right size to get in a quick game. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, it is the only executive length course in Hot
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Springs Village. Although Coronado does not have sand bunkers, the course is as challenging from 150 yards as any other HSV course. Coronado also offers a putting green. Greens: Penn Cross Bent grass, Fairways: Common Bermuda Cortez Golf Play beautiful Cortez Golf Club for a great game and scenic views. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, the course offers elevation changes, water hazards and five sets of tees that will keep most players happy. Cortez’s No. 10 is considered one of the toughest holes in HSV and No. 17 is breathtaking. The course features a driving range and putting green. Greens: SRT1020 Bent grass, Fairways: Hybrid Bermuda grass DeSoto Golf Family-friendly DeSoto Golf Club is another great choice. The course, which was recently renovated, opened in 1972 as Hot Springs Village’s first golf course. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, the 18-hole course has three finishing holes and includes two par 5s and a par 4. DeSoto also includes a driving range and putting green. Greens: Champion Ultra Dwarf, Fairways: 419 Bermuda grass
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Diamante Golf Hot Springs Village’s private membership golf course, the top ranked Diamante Golf Club offers challenging and flexible play like six golf courses in one. Spread over 7,560 yards from its back set of six tees, Diamante has been ranked the 38th most-difficult course in the nation by Golf Digest in 2009 and one of the ‘10 Toughest ClubCorp Courses’ by Private Clubs magazine in 2006. Diamante includes an 18-hole golf course, driving range, putting green and short game area. Greens: SR1020 Bent grass, Fairways: Meyers Zoysia Granada Golf Granada Golf Club is thought by many to be one of the most scenic courses in Hot Springs Village. Enjoy the view of the waterfall meandering along the fairway of No. 18. The 18-hole course, designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, includes par 3s, 4s and 5s. Granada also has a driving range, putting green and short game area. Greens: L93 and Crenshaw Bent, Fairways: Tif Sport Bermuda Isabella Golf Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, Isabella Golf Course is fun for both novice and professional, offering three nine-hole rotations – Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria for a total of 27 holes of play. Magellan Golf Practice your swing at the Magellan Golf Club, one of the best practice facilities in Hot Springs Village. Magellan was originally opened as a three-hole golf school and includes an 18-hole golf course, a large driving range, putting green and several short game areas. Greens: Champion Ultra Dwarf, Fairways: 419 Bermuda grass
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Hot Springs Village is a premier destination for golfers. With award winning courses and scenic views, golf in Hot Springs Village offers something for everyone. As a partner with Troon Golf, the industry’s leader in upscale golf clubs, players may expect an exceptional experience in the Village. To find out more of what Troon Golf has to offer, go to TroonAdvantage.com.
Ponce de Leon Golf Consistently ranked in the state’s top ten courses by Golf Digest and Arkansas Business Journal, Ponce de Leon Golf Club is a favorite among golfers. Ponce’s 18-hole golf course also includes a putting green and short game area. Greens: Penn Link and Crenshaw Bent grasses, Fairways: Tif-way II Bermuda Hot Springs Village offers championship golf for one and all. Play a different club every day of the week; no two courses or holes are the same!
Ride in style on these cart paths, offering safe golf cart passage on Village roadways. BARCELONA PATH – 1.2 MILES: Travel to Cortez Golf Course on Barcelona and Cortez Roads.
SANTA MARIA PATH – 1.3 MILES: Travel to the DeSoto or Cortez golf courses on the south shoulder of Santa Maria Road.
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Hot Springs Village Junior Golf Celebrates 20 Years
or the past 20 years, the Hot Springs Village Junior Golf Program has been teaching children between the ages of 8 and 18 to play golf. To date, more than 1,800 children have been through the program. According to the program’s mission statement, it’s success is measured by those children’s enthusiasm and participation. “The Hot Springs Village Junior Golf program attracts 250 juniors each year and over 1,900 different juniors for 20 years,” said Bill Veal, Junior Golf Director. “It’s a great program for great juniors and tomorrow’s leaders.” Though a key purpose of the Junior Golf program is to develop lifelong golfers who will continue to play long after the program is over, they also have the opportunity to learn
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about more than golf. Character development and good sportsmanship are also taught along with learning social, physical, emotional and mental skills. These are traits that can benefit the participants throughout their lives. “We are looking forward to instructing upwards of 200 youngsters every Wednesday and Thursday during June and July,” said Jack Barry, Junior Golf President. “Dozens of volunteers make this program a success. We can always use more help.” To volunteer, call Jack Barry for more information at 501-922-2502. To participate in the 2017 Junior Golf program, submit an application to the organization by June 2. Orientation will be held at Balboa Pavilion on June 5. For more information, go to HSVJuniorGolf.org. 612 Central Ave., Hot Springs 501-525-9311 PiratesCove.net/Hot-Springs
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Live Lakeside in Hot Springs Village
ith 11 beautiful lakes, there are plenty of opportunities to spend time near the water in Hot Springs Village. Some of our residents choose to build by one of our lakes to take advantage of the beautiful views. Whether you are looking for a peaceful retreat or a place to entertain your friends and family, lakeside living may be ideal for you. Check out these advantages of living near the water. Peace and Quiet Do you enjoy peace and quiet? Then living lakeside might be right for you.
Many lakeside properties offer secluded views that may provide lasting privacy. Thatâ€™s a huge advantage for those who enjoy their own space without noisy (or nosey) neighbors, busy traffic or other unwanted annoyances.
Relaxation and Stress Relief Gazing across your back yard to a view of the lake may help you relax and get rid of stress. Many say the sound of flowing water is soothing and a quick swim in the lake may also be refreshing. Waking up to a glorious sunrise or ending your day with a gorgeous lakeside sunset may be just what you need to soothe your soul.
Fun Just Outside Your Door If you enjoy water-related sports, then having the lake at your backdoor may be right up your alley. For people who enjoy boating, canoeing, fishing, skiing and swimming, buying a lake home is the perfect way to do what you love most days. Health & Exercise Living lakeside can also be a great way to stay physically fit, providing fun exercise options such as rowing, swimming or hiking along the shoreline. These are just a few of the benefits of continued on pg. 11
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Enjoy Lower Taxes and Affordable Real Estate in HSV
ot Springs Village offers affordable living with low tax rates and real estate options available in almost every price range. Check out these interesting statistics for details.
TAXES Property Taxes: Assessed at 20% of appraised valuation. Taxes in the Jessieville School District (Garland County) are assessed at $42.30 per $1,000 of assessed value ($846.00 on a $100,000 home). Taxes in the Fountain Lake School District are assessed at $38.40 per $1,000 assessed value in Garland County ($768.00 on a $100,000 home), and, $44.50 per $1,000 in Saline County ($890.00 on a $100,000 home). Arkansas Sales Tax: 8% in Garland County; 6.5% in Saline County; 6.5% to 8% in Hot Springs Village. State and Local Taxes: State income tax is pro-rated up to 7% over $25,000 per year; however, there are several exemptions such as social security benefits and the first $6,000 received under a public or private employer sponsored retirement plan. UTILITIES Water, Sewer & Sanitation: (Approximate costs) Water: $17.60 ($8.80 per 2,000 per gal) Garbage: $31.00 Sewer & Street Lights: $43.00 Ambulance: $14.00 Street Light Fee: $5.40 Electricity: $0.10 per kilowatt hour (KWH). Average home usage is 1,500 KWH/mo.
Telephone: $28.24 for basic service Electricity: $0.10 per kilowatt hour (KWH). Average home usage is 1,500 KWH/mo. Cable TV: $25.00 for basic service Satellite Network: $29.99 for basic monthly service Automobile Registration: $19.95 for 3,000 lbs. or less; $27.75 for 3,001-4,500 lbs.; $32.75 for over 4,500 lbs. Driver’s License: $20.00+$5.00 transfer fee for regular non-commercial REAL ESTATE VALUES Total Housing Units: 9,727 (8,640 Single Family, 988 Townhouses, 99 Timeshares) Average Home Site Size: 90’ x 160’ (0.3 acres) Average House Value: $200-$300,000 Interior Homesites: $1,000 - $10,000 Golf Front Homesites: $15,000 - $150,000 Mountain View Homesites: $20,000 - $85,000 Lake Front Homesites: $50,000 - $230,000 HOMEOWNERS’ INSURANCE Approx. $1,200 on a $175,000 home with $1,000 deductible in Garland County. continued from pg. 10 living near the lake. Think living lakeside might be right for you? Then call RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village to find the lakeside home or property that is perfect for you. Read Escape to the Ouachitas back issues and more at EscapeMagazineAR.com.
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HSV Rentals Are Available for Every Budget
hether you want to get away for a week or two or maybe longer, Hot Springs Village has great properties that are available for rent in every budget and for every size family size. And best of all, you can enjoy the benefits of living in Hot Springs Village. Here are just a few reasons to consider a rental home. • Save money. When you choose a rental home, you will often have great amenities for less money. • Live like a local. In Hot Springs Village, that means you can enjoy the great amenties of Hot Springs Village. From golf to trails and lakes to club sports, you’ll love living local. Who knows? You might just decide to call Hot Springs Village
home forever. • Bring the whole clan. Rentals offer the opportunity for close and extended families to get together and enjoy each other’s company.
Find a Great Book at the Library
refer the latest best seller or the classics? Either way, you’ll find something great at the Coronado Library, which is located in the Coronado Community Center. The library includes fiction and mysteries, as well as newspapers, periodicals, magazines, audiobooks and DVDs and a smaller collection of literature and non-fiction books. Wi-Fi and computer terminals are also available. JON SHERMAN
• Stretch out and relax. Rentals offer all the comforts of home. In fact, you can call it home for as long as you want. RE/MAX Rentals is the Hot Springs Village real estate leader when it comes to leasing and property management in the Village. Since 1994, RE/MAX Rentals has utilized its broad resources both locally and nationally to match renters and homeowners. The company is staffed by licensed real estate professionals. For a current list of rental properties, go to HotSpringsVillageRentalHomes. com/Rental_Listings.
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Heart and Vascular Center of Central Arkansas Opens
ational Park Medical Center recently opened their state of the art Heart and Vascular Center of Central Arkansas, the area’s first heart center to combine inpatient, outpatient and critical care heart services in one building. “We are incredibly proud to bring this important addition to the Hot Springs area and surrounding communities,” said Jerry Mabry, president of the RCCH Arkansas market. “We are committed to expanding healthcare services to the areas that we serve, and by enlarging and updating our emergency department and adding an integrated Heart and Vascular Center, we are increasing access and efficiency to healthcare in our areas.” The expansion features an expanded emergency department which will ultimately be twice the size of the existing emergency department. It also includes 25 state of the art rooms and equipment with specialized trauma rooms, secure patient rooms and multi-function exam rooms. The new emergency department is located adjacent to the existing emergency facility at NPMC, which will be renovated into additional patient care areas, a family waiting room and a patient triage station. The design of the facility and the support systems are all pointed toward rapid response and personalized care. The upper level of the expansion space houses the new Heart and Vascular Center of Central Arkansas. It features space for four cardiac catheterization labs, a 12-bed pre and post cath procedure area, an 8-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit as well as a physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation center. It is the largest, most comprehensive freestanding cardiac facility in the region, housing more cath labs than any other heart center in the area, and it’s the only heart hospital in the region that is connected to a
Drs. Eric Bowen, Gregory St. John and Jeffrey Tauth provide quality care at the Heart and Vascular Center of Central Arkansas.
full-service acute care hospital. “Since 1954, National Park Medical Center has been a pillar in the Hot Springs community, and we have always been committed to increasing access to healthcare right here in Hot Springs. Our mission is to continuously improve the quality of healthcare services provided to the communities we serve and to strive to meet the unique healthcare needs of our local communities. ... We are continuing to build upon the excellent healthcare services and technology available right here in Hot Springs for our patients who are our neighbors and friends. This is our home, and we believe excellent quality care should be available right here, without traveling or being shipped to Little Rock or anywhere else.” NPMC is part of the RCCH Healthcare Partners family, which has 16 regional health systems in 12 states with more than 13,000 employees, 2,000 affiliated physicians and mid-level providers, and $1.8 billion in revenues. For additional information about National Park Medical Center, visit nationalparkmedical.com.
Top Regional Hospitals In addition to National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, top regional hospitals include: Arkansas Heart Hospital, 1701 S. Shackleford, Little Rock Baptist Medical Center, 9601 I 630 Exit 7, Little Rock CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, 300 Werner St., Hot Springs and CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, 2 St. Vincent Circle, Little Rock Saline Memorial Hospital, 1 Medical Park Dr., Benton UAMS Medical Center, 4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock
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Take Your Workout Outside in Hot Springs Village!
armer temperatures and beautiful views are just two of the reasons why you need to get outdoors to exercise in Hot Springs Village. Check out these great options to work up a sweat. ... Hey Batter, Batter Step up to the plate and join the Senior Softball League for a fun way to meet others. Open to men 50 years and older and women 35 years and older, the league plays on Thursdays during two sessions each year AprilJune; and August-November. The league is coed and follows the standard slow pitch and senior safety rules. Improve Your Swing Take your pick of clay or hard surface playing courts at the 13-court tennis complex. You can also get in-
volved in league play with the Hot Springs Village Tennis Association. Players may choose from programs ranging from league play to fun social events. Play in an organized game or rent a court and practice your swing on your own. Visit HSVTA.net for more information. Peace Out Practice your zen while you get in a workout with paddleboard yoga and beachside yoga. Classes are available throughout the summer months. Go to Sup501.com to learn more. Funny Name, Serious Sport Don’t let the funny name fool you. Pickleball offers some serious opportunities for exercise, team play and a whole lot of fun. It’s played by two or four players on a badminton-size court, with a slightly modified ten-
Hit the Trails Lace up your boots and head out along one of the many wilderness trails that traverse the region (see pg. 15). Just get moving, because you never know where your feet may take you! Not (Just) Your Grandpa’s Bocce Bocce Ball is a game of skill and concentration, rather than physical stamina that is fun and easy to learn. Played on a flat surface (similar to a bowling lane), the object to get game balls as close as possible to the target ball (pallino). Summer is here! So get outdoors and work up a sweat. We know you’ll have a great time.
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nis net, using a perforated plastic ball and wood or composite paddles. For more, go to HSVPickleball.org
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TAKE A HIKE
HSV Trails ature is calling you to get out and explore on more than 30 miles of trails in Hot Springs Village. You can walk, ride, run or even drive a golf cart along paths that have been designed to showcase the Village’s flora and fauna, lakes and mountains. No matter your activity level, there’s a trail that’s right for you. Most nature trails are pet friendly!
BALBOA TRAIL (2.1 MILES): Rating: Moderate/Easy. Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. CEDAR CREEK TRAIL (3.1 MILES): Rating: Easy; Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. CORONADO FITNESS TRAIL (1.0 MILES): Rating: Easy; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. CORONADO BOAT RAMP TRAIL (0.35 MILES): Rating: Easy; Hike, Dog Friendly. DESOTO MARINA TRAIL (0.7
MILES): Rating: Easy; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. DESOTO NATURE TRAIL (1.2 MILES): Rating: Moderate; Hike, Dog Friendly. DESOTO SPILLWAY TRAIL (0.77 MILES): Rating: Moderate; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. DESOTO TRAIL (3.4 MILES): Rating: Moderate; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. HERNANDO TRAIL (8.6 MILES): Rating: Overall Difficult/
Regional Mountain Bike Trails
t 223 miles, the Ouachita National Recreation Trail is the longest hiking trail in Arkansas. Starting in Oklahoma, and it travels east, all the way to Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Little Rock. The 108-mile stretch between Highway 88 and Scenic Highway 7 north of Hot Springs is open to mountain biking, making it the longest mountain bike trail in the state. This ride presents a true adventure trip with beautiful views, stream crossings and rugged terrain. Featuring 37 miles of trail winding through the Ouachita National Forest, the Womble connects to the Epic Ouachita National Recreation Trail at the northern point of McGill Mountain. Hallmarks of the ride are scenic high-mountain views atop difficult climbs. One of the original IMBA Epics
Moderate Sections; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. MAGELLAN BEAVER DAM TRAIL (0.6 MILES): Rating: Easy; Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. SONORA-CALELLA TRAIL (0.4 MILES): Rating: Moderate; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. HERRADURA TRAIL (0.4 MILES) WAYPOINT TRAIL (0.7 MILES)
delivers an experience that lives up to that status. Starting from one of Arkansas’s popular destinations, Hot Springs, this new IMBA Epic ride, Lov It, starts from the Little Blakey Dam and ends at Shangri-La Resort. An expertly made trail, it offers a good amount of climbing and beautiful views.
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Where the Beers Are
A Guide to the Region’s Craft Beer & Microbrewery Scene
ove craft beer? You’re not alone. In recent years, the Arkansas craft beer scene has exploded with breweries popping up all over the Natural State. And more than a few of those have made their way to the Ouachita Region. Below is a list of regional hot spots with craft brews on tap as well as some of the best breweries around. Craft Beer Cellar, located at 120 Ouachita Ave., in Hot Springs, offers the largest craft beer selection in Hot Springs with 24 on tap and over 300 beers in the beer-store. Hot Springs locals, Jen and Justin Schalow, offer up events including a weekly Jam Night, Trivia Night, Theology on Tap, Beer Educational Classes, and Live Music. Hotsprings.CraftBeerCellar.com What’s brewing in the Hot Springs National Park? Superior Bathhouse Brewery & Distillery, located at 329 Central Ave., in Hot Springs, is home to the world’s first brewery or distillery to utilize thermal spring water as a main ingredient. The facility also serves great food and desserts including gelato. SuperiorBathhouse.com
Head a little farther away and you can sample some of the best craft beers brewed in the Natural State. Here’s a sampling of what’s brewing. Tour the Diamond Bear Brewing Company and sample its year round and seasonal brews at the onsite ale house at 600 N Broadway Street in North Little Rock. DiamondBear.com Stone’s Throw Brewing has transformed an old warehouse at 402 E 9th Street in Little Rock into one of Arkansas’ best nano-breweries. This brewery specializes in small batch brews which can be enjoyed at its taproom and beer garden alongside eats from local food trucks. StonesThrowBeer.com Lost Forty Brewing is one of the Arkansas craft brewing scene’s most
recent additions. Visit the onsite tap room at 501 Byrd Street in Little Rock to sample its brews freshly tapped alongside a range of tempting eats. Lost40Brewing.com Rebel Kettle Brewing, located at 822 E 6th Street in Little Rock, serves up a wide variety of locally crafted beer as well as excellent food. RebelKettle.com Flyway Brewing Company is a ten barrel microbrewery located at 314 Maple St. in North Little Rock. The brewers pride themselves on staying true to use local ingredients, and remaining small and personal. FlywayBrewing.com. So, get out there and sample some of the best craft beers and food in Arkansas. Drink responsibly.
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resh strawberries, whipped cream and bananas wrapped in a warm doughy crepe. How about grilled chicken, mushrooms and cheese? Is your mouth watering yet? Then, visit Alexa’s Creperie for crepes for all tastes” Located at 173 Marion Anderson Rd. in Hot Springs, this French creperie is run by Ukrainians Yana and Sergiy Polyakov, At Alexa’s the crepes are prepared by hand with fresh ingredients that are both savory and sweet. And the owners are focused on providing a relaxing and enjoyable experience as well. The Café also includes breakfast items, sandwiches, soups, salads and coffee. For more, go to Facebook.com/AlexasCreperie.
AMERICAN COFFEE Melinda’s Coffee & More, 3901 Hwy Balboa Sports Bar & Lounge, 111 7 N, 501-984-5393, Facebook.com/ Balboa Way, 501-922-2909 MelindasCoffeeCornerHotSpringsVilChef Johnna’s At DeSoto Club, 100 lageAR Clubhouse Drive, 501-915-0007, ChefJohnnasDesotoClub.com ITALIAN Italian House & Grill, 4501 N HighDebra’s, 198 Carmona Rd, 501-984way 7, 501-984-6602, ItalianHouseG6677 rill.com Home Plate Café, 5110 Highway 7 MEXICAN North, 501-984-6969, HomePlateEl Jimador Restaurant, 107 DeSoto CafeHSV.com Center Dr, 501-915-8191 JK’s at Isabella, 110 Iniciador Way, El Acapulco, 2800 N Highway 7, 501-922-6666 Last Chance Lakeside Cafe, 488 Ponce 501-321-1680 PIZZA De Leon Drive, 501-922-4870, LastMulligan’s at Ponce, 300 Ponce de ChanceHSV.com Leon Drive, 501-922-1623 Moonshiner’s Family Restaurant & Tavern, 3958 Hwy 7 N, 501-204-5016, Molly O’Brien’s, 8913 Park Ave, (near Balboa Gate), 501-321-2227, 501-915MoonShinersinHSV.com 0111, MollyOBriens.com Tanner’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, Charlie’s Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely 25255 Hwy. 5, Lonsdale, 501-915Circle, 501-984-6216, CharliesPizza9880 Pub.com ASIAN Domino’s Pizza, 4656 N Hwy 7, 501Great China Buffet, 4419 Hwy. 7, 915-9595, Dominos.com 501-984-6167, Osaka Japanese Steakhouse & SuGreatWallBuffetAR.com shi Bar, 3954 Central Ave., Hot Village Hibachi, 4656 N Hwy. 7, Springs. Sushi bar, hibachi grills. 501501-204-5028, Facebook.com/Village525-9888, OsakaHotSprings.com Hibachi
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Farmers Markets in the Ouachita Region
ummer has arrived in the Ouachita region and with it a bounty of local produce. Shopping at your local farmer’s market is not only tastebud-friendly, it’s also a great way to support your local growers, discover where your food really comes from, and help the earth by reducing ship-
ping costs and more. So grab your reusable shopping bags and visit one of these regional farmers markets. Green Market at Grove Park, 1105 Desoto Blvd., HSV: Open Thursdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. May – end of season Seasonal open air market offering locally grown produce and meats as well as artisan crafted goods and more.
Historic Downtown Hot Springs Farmer’s Market, 121 Orange Street, Hot Springs: Open Saturdays, 7am – noon, May – October; and 9am – noon, November - April Seasonal open air market Arkansas-grown fruits and vegetables, hand-crafted artisan items and more. Benton Farmers Market, Market Street side of Courthouse Square, Benton: Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. – noon May - August Little Rock Farmers’ Market, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock: Open Tuesdays and Saturdays, May - end of season For more information on farmer’s markets in Arkansas, go to Arkansas. com/Taste/Farmers-Markets.
Area Museums Offer Unique, Fun Learning Options
ooking for a unique experience for the whole family? Check out some of the area’s museums for educational fun. Gangster Museum of America: Features 1920s-40s era of Hot Springs. Highlights gangsters like Lucky Luciano, Al Capone, Bugs Moran and Frank Costello. 510 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, 501-3181717, TGMOA.com Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo: Huge petting zoo, over 300 alligators; ostriches,
mountain lions, big turtles and llamas; alligator feeding shows; mini-museum, gift shop. 847 Whittington Avenue, Hot Springs, 501-623-6172, ArkansasAlligatorFarm.net Josephine Tussaud Wax & Gambling Museum: Over 100 wax figures depict scenes including Stairway of the Stars, the World of Horrors, World of Make Believe, and more. 250 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, 501-623-5836, HotSpringsWaxMuseum.com Mid-America Science Museum: Arkansas’s largest hands-on science center with over 100 engaging, hands-on exhibits exploring energy, matter, life and perception. 500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs, 501767-3461, MidAmericaMuseum.org
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SUMMER FUN EVENTS JUNE
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Night Tennis Tournament, Coronado Tennis Center
Miniature Golf Tournament, DeSoto Family Recreation area. Sponsored by Kiwanis of Greater HSV
Muses “Broadway Song & Dance,” 7 pm, Woodlands, Professional cabaret- style cast of musicians, dancers and a full band. Tickets: $35. 501-609-9811.
Tracy Lawrence, 7:oo p.m. Magic Springs Theme and Water Park Timberwood Apmhitheater
Kid’s Fishing Derby at Lake Cortez Pavillion. Sponsored by the HSV Anglers
Beach Party with Inflatable Slides at Balboa Beach, Firetruck Spray
Hot Springs Music Festival, Venues in Hot Springs, Single tickets: $5. Festival Pass – $150 hotmusic.org
Boat Races, 11 am, 17 Cardboard Waypoint at DeSoto Marina, $15 per boat, includes one t-shirt. 501-922-5511.
BBQ and Blues at Balboa Pavilion. Sponsored by HSV First Assembly of God Kayak and Standup Paddle Board Demos at Balboa Beach
Brass Express, 7:30 pm, 2 24 Delta Woodlands, Let the band take you back to the 60s and 70s with some of the greatest music of all time!
5K and Ice Cream Social, Balboa Spillway Trail and Balboa Pavilion Village Big Band, Balboa Pavilion
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Anglers Club Fishing Tournament, Lake Balboa
Radio Flyers Club Flight, Balboa Beach Sunset Cinema Movie on the Balboa Beach. Sponsored by Boomers Rock America’s First Responders Touch a Truck, DeSoto Family Recreation Area Spa Blast at Oaklawn, 4 pm, Hot Springs, FREE, family friendly event with petting zoo, kids zone, misting tent and fireworks and free concert
COMING SOON Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 26th Annual Hot Springs JazzFest, Hot Springs, go to HSJazzSociety.org
Independence Day Fireworks July 1 - Fireworks over Lake Hamilton, Show starts at dusk. July 4 - Fireworks over Lake Balboa, Show starts at dusk.
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ummer is here and the time is right for making waves ... on a Hot Springs Village lake. With 11 recreational lakes to choose from, you can’t go wrong. Spend the day water skiing, kayaking or fishing. Cool off on skis, paddleboard or rent a pontoon boat. There are so many options, you can try them all. Anglers love to fish our lakes, which are teeming with crappie, blue gill, bass and more. Launch your fishing kayak from the Coronado, DeSoto, Cortez or Balboa boat ramps to reel in great fun. You can even grill up your catch at a lakeside pavilion. Work on
your tan on any of the three lakeside beaches and purchase bait, tackle, snacks and more at two-full service marinas. Big or small, with a few friends or the whole crowd, you’ll find plenty to do on our Village lakes. So, what are you waiting for? Jump in! LAKE BALBOA Lake Balboa is the largest lake in Hot Springs Village, coming in at 944 acres. Enjoy fishing, swimming and water sports of all kinds. Relax on the lake’s sandy beach, cook dinner on a nearby grill. Lake Balboa’s boat ramp is located off Ponce de Leon
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Drive. Stop by Balboa Marina, it’s the place for your water sporting needs. Rent boats, kayaks, paddleboards and more. The Marina offers both covered and non-covered slip rentals on a permanent or part-time basis as well as bait and tackle supplies. Grab a freshly made deli sandwich or some ice cream before heading out to enjoy the lake. Cool off with some adult refreshments at the Tiki bar. LAKE CORONADO Lake Coronado’s Anglers Island, near the boat ramp, provides a quiet spot for fishing or relaxing. A trailhead to Lake Coronado Boat Ramp
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Trail includes a paved path to the island. Relax at one of the picnic tables on Lake Coronado’s beach and grill up your catch. Swimming and other lake water sports are also popular and boat slips are available for rent. LAKE CORTEZ Soak up the sun on Lake Cortez’s beach. Fishing, swimming and other water sports are popular on Lake Cortez. Gather at the picnic area, pavilion or gazebo. The lake’s boat ramp is located off Carmona Road. LAKE DESOTO Lake DeSoto is a great place to fish for bass, crappie and other sport fish. Put your feet up and relax at Lake DeSoto’s beach area. Go for a stroll on one of the nearby trails. The lake’s boat ramp is located on Marina Drive off DeSoto Blvd. Boat slip rentals are available at Waypoint Marina along with boat, canoe, kayak, paddle boat, paddle board and pontoon boat rentals. SMALLER HSV LAKES Relax and enjoy the solitude on one of Hot Springs Village’s smaller lakes. Anglers and boaters alike will enjoy the opportunity to fish, kayak, canoe or relax in peace. Towing sports are
not permitted on any of these lakes.
• Lake Maria, 27 acres, boat ramp off Linares Lane. • Lake Pineda, 62 acres, boat ramp off Camino Road. • Lake Segovia, 11 acres, no boat ramp. • Lake Sophia. 36 acres, boat ramp off El Cano Drive.
• Lake Estrella, 21 acres, boat ramp off Panorama Drive. • Lake Granada, 54 acres, boat ramp off Gusta Lane. • Lake Isabella, 25 acres, boat ramp off Pillar Lane.
Five Tips for Beach Picnics Pick your blanket carefully. Pack a big blanket. If you’re worried about the sand being damp, take a shower curtain liner to put under the blanket for a waterproof liner. Prepare for predators. If they can smell it, they’ll want it. It’s best to take out what you need from your cooler, and enjoy your meal one dish at a time. Then, throw the garbage into a bag, tie it up, and toss it. Stay hydrated. On a hot summer day at the beach, alcohol is not your friend. Beaches can get a lot hotter than a grassy park, so plan to drink more water and other beverages than you might at a regular picnic. Pack coasters for your cups. This will help avoid unfortunate spillage by providing a sturdy base for your glasses to sit on. Coasters can add weight to your bag, but it’s so much easier to balance a glass on a coast-
er than on an uneven blanket. The coaster needs to have some weight to work – those thin plastic or paper ones won’t work here. Keep everything really cold. This may seem obvious, but it’s so important. Start by using a good quality cooler or cooler bag to pack your food. Woven picnic baskets are cute, but unless it’s insulated, leave it at home. Adding an ice pack or two is also a good idea. Try freezing water bottles before adding them to the cooler. Not only does this provide extra ice, but by the time you’re ready to eat, the water will have melted enough that you can have sips of icy water to cool you down.
Hot Springs Village KIM TAYLOR
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Holistic Health Alternative Treatments Find a Home in the Ouachitas
any have flocked to Hot Springs to experience the thermal waters there. which are thought to provide holistic healing. Even more natural, holistic treatments are finding a home here in the Ouachita region as well. Holistic practitioners use a variety of treatment techniques to help their patients take responsibility for their own well-being and achieve optimal health. Though some alternative therapies such as massage and chiropractic care having been around for a while, others have gained a more general appeal including acupuncture and yoga. Below are some holistic options to try. Acupuncture Acupuncture is a form of tradition-
al Chinese medicine that is based on the theory that energy, called chi (say “chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. Acupuncture is performed by putting very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body to influence energy flow and unblock chi. Sometimes heat, pressure or mild electrical current is used along with needles. Yoga Much more widely known, yoga has great mental and physical health benefits. These include improving flexibility, building strength, increasing muscle tone and improving balance. Proponents also note prevention of back pain and building joint strength as well as fostering mental calmness
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and a sense of well being. Many establishments offer yoga classes throughout the region. Massage Therapy Not only are massages relaxing, but they also provide a number of health benefits. Here are just a few. Massages alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion, enhance immunity, exercise weak, tight or atrophied muscles, lessen depression and anxiety, release endorphins and help relieve migraine pain. And the list goes on and on. Take the opportunity to experience alternative forms of treatments. Your body and your mind will thank you. For more on holistic providers in the area, go to Holistic-Alternative-practioners.com/Hot-Springs-Arkansas. html.
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Search for Geocaching Fun in the Ouachita Region
rab a treasure in the Ouachita region. Give geocaching a try today. Combining technology with nature, geocaching is an exciting form of entertainment that offers the opportunity for enthusiasts to get out and explore their area. It’s a modern-day treasure hunt! Caches, which are hidden all over the world by individuals or groups, are marked by Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates, which are shared via the Internet or an app. Enthusiasts search for their finds using a hand-held GPS unit.
State Parks in the Ouachita Region
The hunt for each cache varies in terrain and difficulty. Some caches contain only log books in small tins, whil others hold mini treasures. Standard protocol among geocachers is simple – if you take a “treasure,” be sure to leave something in it’s place. Enthusiasts find the rewards for the game to be worth much more than the material goods they might find inside a cache. For many, it’s the sense of accomplishment as well as the adventure of locating the cache. Many families participate together in geocaching because of the problem solv-
ing and navigational skills required. Test your geocaching skills in some of the region’s scenic and historic settings such as Arkansas State Parks (see list in the Ouachita region below) and other natural locations. But you’ll also find caches in downtown locations. Literally tens of thousands of caches are hidden across Arkansas. So, grab your GPS and get out there. But be warned … geocachers admit the game may be addictive. For more information about geocaching in the Ouachita Region and beyond, go to geocaching.com.
Lake Catherine State Park, 1200 Catherine Park Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Degray Lake State Park, 2027 State Park Entrance Road, Bismarck, Arkansas 71929
Lake Ouachita State Park, 5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine, AR 71956
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110
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