Petit Jean State Park

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Located on 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110, United States, Petit Jean State Park is the best place to be. The petit jean state park is one of Arkansas’s first state parks which was constructed in 1933. The park lies between the Ouachita Mountain ranges and the Ozark in west-central Arkansas. The park sits on 2,658 acres of natural beauty made up of streams, ravines, thick woods, and great views.

The park is named after a French girl who accompanied her lover disguised as a boy. The park is endowed with beautiful wildflowers, woods and great views other amazing natural features are the bear cave, the Grotto, Natural Bridge, and the carpet rocks formations. She fell ill and requested to be buried in the hills. Most residents believe that her spirit still lingers in the park thus giving the park an aura of strange enchantment.

Discover the beautiful, mystical qualities of Arkansas’s first state park which offers great Hiking trails lead through forests and meadows, over canyons, and along streams and the mountainside. It also has picnic areas, playgrounds, pavilions, boat launch ramp, tennis, two swimming pools, and basketball court. Experience nature at its best through watching other formations like carpet rocks and turtle rocks the spectacular 95-foot Cedar Falls, Seven Hollows, and other features such as the Grotto, Natural Bridge.

The uniqueness of this park is shown by numerous Interpreters lead programs and special events all year round.

As Petit Jean State Park reveals its history, legend, and nature, it also provides peaceful and serene venues.

Experience the best trails and activity from the many types of trails ranging from walking trails to running trails with maps that are hand-drawn as well as photos from hikers.

Interactive learning

Petit Jean is a state park paradise, its visitors center offers interpretive exhibits and brochures on the history of the park.

Hiking

Enjoy the great trail system that pans around 20 miles that moves around the massive park, some trails range from small trails to large ones spanning around 12 miles. The hikes are a path to discover new things, for instance, an ancient cabin that was constructed by slaves in the 19th century.  There are 6 moderate trails in Petit Jean State Park ranging from 1.9 to 17.9 km and from 262 to 309 meters above sea level

The unique carpet rock attributed to by the filling of the cracks in sandstone by quartz cement, the non-erosive power of quarts made the area to attain a man-made like pattern that is found on the rocks of the area thus the name turtle rocks.

watch animals

Wildlife watchers can observe mink, kingfishers, herons, and raccoons foraging the creeks for meals, which might include fish, frogs, crayfish, and mussels.

Bird lovers visit the park to see the Ring-Necked Duck, Bald Eagle, Wild Turkey, Spotted Sandpiper, Pileated Woodpecker, Double-Crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron Carolina Chickadee or Golden-Crowned Kinglet.

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Best Places to Travel for a week

Best Places to Travel for a week

While looking for the best places to travel during your vacations, it is important to select some popular travel spots with engaging and attractive beauties, a strong historical and cultural background.

If you are in search of some best places to spend your short vacations of one week but you do not have a strong bank profile then this article will help you a lot for sure.

In this travel guide, we have sorted out some of the best places to travel for a week-long vacation. You can select any tourist destination from this list, remember to choose a place where you can have fun for a less price. Let’s take a look at this shortlist.

Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe is a famous travel destination located in California that is much popular in terms of skiing, hiking, beaches, golf, shopping, dining, and nightlife as well. Don’t go and eat at the local McDonalds. There are plenty of affordable dining options that wont break your tastebuds!

Here, you will find magnificent parks for a lit day trip. A road is present to establish an easy connection between the traveller and those beautiful parks. Some of them include Emerald Bay State Park and the Sand Harbor State Park. These two are much famous among tourists. The entry fee here lies between $5 or $10 per car.

If you like activities such as swimming, then Kings Beach State Recreation is the best option available for you. In that area, you can go swimming, tanning, and boating as well. All of these things for free.

If in case you love skiing or snowboarding then you should travel towards the local Homewood Mountain Resort to experience the activities that you love the most.

The best time for heading towards this resort lies in spring. You can avoid the crowd in the spring and also, you can get tickets at a cheap price.

This place is ideal for you if you want to perform fun activities during your short one week trip.

Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Another famous travel destination is Puerto Morelos located in Mexico. However, Mexico is a quite crowded and famous place among travellers but if you want to experience a relaxed vibe, awesome street food, and beautiful beaches then you should head towards the southern portion of Puerto Morelos. 

Here you will find several options to do during your trip. The local dive shops offer snorkelling tours at protected reefs. But, if you are on a budget then these tours are not recommended for you. As they cost an average of $35 to $120.

Instead of wasting your money here, you can experience the sea life for free. You can rent snorkelling gear or you can use your own goggles to have a clear view in the deep and shallow waters.

Other cheaper things to do here include, riding a taxi up to Calle Jose Maria Morelos towards the city. 

The place is also famous for delicious food and cuisines. You can also opt for a cultural trip towards the south end of Cancun Hotel.