Distance: 38.11 miles
The St. Francis Scenic Byway is located atop Crowley's Ridge for more than 21 miles and is part of the designated Great River Road. This winding route, located in the St. Francis National Forest between the cities of Marianna and Helena/West Helena follows Arkansas Highway 44 and Forest Service Road 1900.
The St. Francis National Forest lies in the Delta region of southeastern Arkansas with its...
Distance: 78.66 miles
In July, 1864, Union forces, including men from the United States Colored Troops, marched into Tupelo, Mississippi. Disorganized Confederate soldiers fought fiercely but could not overpower the federal troops. Neither side could claim a clear victory, but Union troops had succeeded in their main goal: keeping the Confederates away from Union railroads in Tennessee.
Distance: 83.76 miles
History and nature have a strong presence on this route. The isolated geography of Crowley's Ridge has created a mixture of plant communities and diversity of species unusual to this area. History comes alive at Parkin Archaeological State Park, Chalk Bluff Battlefield and the Battle of Helena Battlefields.
Distance: 89.79 miles
The Arkansas Great River Road embodies a fading agricultural past with a growing modern society that utilizes new agricultural technology. From the first settlers who conquered the swamp to the sharecroppers and finally to a community embedded in pastoral rhythms, this rich heritage can be seen all along the road.