Even this narrow finger of Lake Brittany feels wide and expansive from the shoreline. The views over the lake are gorgeous, and lakeside breezes can cool you on walks on hot Arkansas days.
If you are feeling very hot, you and your dog can even take a plunge in the lake. While one side of the neighborhood has homes up to the lake, the other side of the roundabout features forest that goes right up to the shoreline. If you are in the mood for a serious hike through some natural beauty, go through the woods to the shoreline on this side.
Forest thins some as you get down to the lake, so as long as you are wearing waders hiking along the lake or wading through shallow areas can be very pleasant for you and your dog. Your dog will like taking a swim or wading up to her belly in shallow water, while you will enjoy the cooling lake breezes. Where the finger of the lake narrows into a stream you can enjoy hiking through sparser forest around some rockier terrain. Views along the little creek are lovely as well, and more natural than views of homes across the lake.
Lake Brittany provides a home for seasonal waterfowl which you can glimpse hiking along the lake's edge. The lake also serves as a water source for animals, which you are likely to see in the morning or evening. Hiking along the narrow river where the finger of this lake ends is likely to reveal wildlife taking advantage of the safe water source nestled in the deep forest.
Even the shoreline where houses are more prevalent can be a great place to see all kinds of wildlife, as well as enjoying the natural beauty of huge old trees draping over the water.