Written by Arkansas Real Estate
By now you have probably experienced the wonder and excitement of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, but summer at Crystal Bridges offers some unique experiences on their trails as well.
The trails and grounds of Crystal Bridges are a must-see part of the Museum experience. More than 3.5 miles of trails wind through the Museum’s 120-acre site, providing guests with access to the beautiful Ozark landscape. Designed to spark the imagination, the trails help guests form connections to the land and its history, as well as enjoy outdoor artworks.
Their comprehensive trail guide can be found here. The Museum's trails are perfect for cyclists, runners, and walkers of all skill level and with the beautiful weather they are an easy way to get active.
This Wednesday, July 2nd from 11:30am-12:30pm, Crystal Bridges will be hosting their "Summer Blooms Experience" which is free to the public and a fantastic way to get acclimated to their trail system. Summer offers a glorious display of wildflowers throughout the Museum grounds, but especially in the meadow area near the Skyspace. The tour will begin at the south lobby and will make its way up the paved Art Trail past several outdoor sculptures. The tour includes some hills, but is well worth the walk!
Additional summer trail activities offer live music, interactive educational experiences, outdoor films and one of our favorites... The Lightning Bug Hunt on July 12th!
This family friendly event is a dusk lightning-bug hunt and examination with University of Arkansas Entomologist Don Steinkraus at the Skyspace Meadow. Learn about the transformation of the ecosystem from day to night, and what secrets fireflies hold, besides their flickering lights. Steinkraus will train partcipants in the art of catching fireflies, and how to safely jar them for research and observation.
You do not want to miss out on these state-of-the-art experiences! Make sure to visit the "Outdoors Event Guide" and get plugged in. Some events require registration, but mostly all are free to the public.
We are so grateful to have something as majestic and beautiful as Crystal Bridges in our community's backyard!
Source: Crystal Bridges (photos courtesy of Crystal Bridges)