Outdoor activities abound during the Arkansas summer. The Upper Buffalo is a perfect stretch to float. DEAN CURTIS FOR LIVING WELL

Juliana Goodwin For Living Well

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Summer activities in the Twin Lakes Area

the Twin Lakes Area. Float

ummer has finally arrived. Many of us lake-lovers wait

all year for this season when we can camp, boat, fish, float or simply kick back and listen to

an outdoor music concert. We are fortunate to live near three

rivers and two lakes, in a region where the fishing is world class, there’s a sense of community and summer fun abounds. So get ready to savor summer because it’s one of the perks of living in

8 ❚ MAY/JUNE 2018 ❚ LIVING WELL Megan Brazle of Rogers has always

loved exploring the rivers. In high school she would go floating twice a week. Now a mother, she and her husband, Andy, manage a few trips a year. Last spring, they set out on their first long float trip with their 3-year-old daughter on the Buffalo National River. The Buffalo is Megan’s favorite river and a summer float is a must. “You get to go and see places you don’t get to see from anywhere else. You

can’t drive, and if you hiked it would be a long and hard hike. We saw river otters on our trip, a family of three. I love the nature part of it. I love the view,” said Brazle, who is a teacher. The Natural State boasts more than

9,000 miles of streams, so grab a paddle or an oar because it’s time to explore. There are far more outfitters than we could list, but here are a few to consider: Wild Bill’s Outfitter, 23 Highway 268

E, 14 miles south of Yellville, offers guid- ed fishing trips, rentals of canoes, kay- aks, rafts, tubes and fishing boats, and

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