First Day Hikes at Arkansas State Parks was created as an annual initiative to get people out and start walking at the beginning of a new year. I joined in this year for the first time.
The Trotting Fox Trail is a well maintained small 1/2 mile path located at the Mississippi River State Park – Marianna, Arkansas . The trail takes you around a small lake near the visitor’s center.
As visitors walk the trail they get to experience natural Arkansas. There’s a good chance you will see deer tracks and other animals. Geese in the lake add to the scene of tranquility.
Although not a long trail, it’s a relaxing experience and gets you ready for more demanding walks. Then go hike the Bear Creek Loop . Make sure to get out and experience the Trotting Fox Trail. Make a day of it and get your fishing gear. Try out the lakes or picnic. Just have fun in nature.