It’s easy to find beautiful places to explore in the Texas Hill Country. Here are a few of our favorite parks:
- Lost Maples State Natural Area: It’s known for its fall color, but Lost Maples is spectacular year-round. With abundant wildflowers, the scenic Sabinal River and dramatic canyons, there’s lots to do for the entire family.
- Garner State Park: Another beautiful area offering hiking, boating, fishing and much more! The park has also hosted summer dancing since the 1940s.
- Guadalupe River State Park: Featuring the dramatic Guadalupe River, this park offers a beautiful place to swim, fish and canoe, as well as activities further from the river.
- Enchanted Rock State Natural Area: The massive pink granite dome rising above central Texas gives this park its magical mystique. This is a wonderful area to hike and rock climb.
What are your favorite adventures in the beautiful Texas Hill Country?
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While you’re visiting us in Bandera, be sure to check out the sights in nearby Fredericksburg. This charming town was founded by German settlers in 1846, and offers all kinds of adventures. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- National Museum of the Pacific War: Located on Fredericksburg’s Main Street, this 6-acre, 3 museum complex has stunning macro-artifacts and interactive exhibits.
- Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm (Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site): This farm offers a chance to experience how the pioneers lived! With seasonal activities such as canning, sheep shearing and sausage making, there’s lots to see at this living history farm.
- Willow City Loop: From March through May, this drive is a wonderful way to experience the abundance and beauty of Texas bluebonnets, as well as a remarkable countryside that includes gently rolling hills, deep canyons and cliffs, winding rivers and stunning views.
Do you have any favorite activities around Fredericksburg? Please share your discoveries!
Next time you’re visiting us in Bandera, check out these nearby restaurants:
- OST (Old Spanish Trail) Restaurant (Bandera): Saddle bar stools and a John Wayne room make this the perfect spot to visit when touring the Cowboy Capital of the World.
- Lost Maples Cafe (Utopia): Famous for their homemade pies! Apple, Fudge Pecan, Cherry, Buttermilk…
- Bumdoodlers Cafe (in Boerne and Kerrville): The best homemade cheese cake sandwiches and soups.
- Camp Verde General Store & Restaurant (Camp Verde): Nestled on the shores of the Verde Creek, the General Store was first established in 1857, and rebuilt after a flood swept away the original building around 1900. A taste of history (and dinner, too)!
What are you favorite spots in the Texas Hill Country?