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101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes — out now!

For 101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes, pick up your free copy of the fall/winter edition. It’s filled with a calendar of holiday events, popular local attractions, excellent dining and wineries, and great road trips that you can take on four wheels — or even two. The magazine is out on newsstands […]

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Inks Lake State Park opens bird blind

BURNET — Inks Lake State Park opened its newest bird blind on the north side of the park Oct. 7. The structure was conceived by the Highland Lakes Master Naturalists and will allow park visitors to enjoy bird watching and provide educational opportunities. The blind can seat about 40 adults or 50 children with additional […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Driving to your destination is sometimes the best part of the trip

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF With 100 other things to do in the Highland Lakes, you’ve got to have a way to get to them. Maybe you can walk or ride a bike, but most likely you’ll need to get in your car and drive to your next fun thing. This is the Hill Country. […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Dig in to the Highland Lakes BBQ Trail

BY DANIEL CLIFTON Welcome to the Highland Lakes, home of the eighth wonder of the world. Oh, you didn’t know that? Well, welcome to the Highland Lakes BBQ Trail brought to you by KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune and The Picayune. That’s right, here, in the Highland Lakes, we consider barbecue a wonder of the […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Break in your boots on a Highland Lakes dance floor

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF While the Highland Lakes might not be the Fort Worth Stockyards, we do enjoy a little dancing. And with places such as Pardners in Buchanan Dam and the Cadillac Dance Hall between Burnet and Marble Falls, you’ll enjoy a fun time scootin’ your boots across the dance floor. But just […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Nature, beauty attract campers to Highland Lakes state parks

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Visitors from across the state will travel to Highland Lakes state parks for their next big camping adventures. “In today’s hectic lifestyle, camping allows a peaceful respite. It gets people back to nature, which a lot of people don’t get now with an urban lifestyle,” said John […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Hit the roads in the Highland Lakes in an RV

You’ve dreamed of hitting the open road in your own recreational vehicle, so why not come to the Highland Lakes? We’d love for you to stop by and sit a spell, whether for a weekend, a week or two or even several months. Here’s a list of facilities where you can park your home away […]

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101 Fun Things To Do: Fall/Winter 2013 Cover

101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes: Pick up your free copy now

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — If you’re looking for adventure, then get your free copy of 101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes. The Fall/Winter 2013 edition is now on newsstands with information on where to eat, sleep, dance, golf, shop, boat, swim, fly, camp, bike, jog, hike, get married, honeymoon — you […]

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Kingsland resident Walter Dulin drives ‘Du It Again Dulin’ during the 2012 Marble Falls LakeFest on his way to finishing in the top spot in the 2012 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. Photo courtesy of Star-Cam Action Photos

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Boats revved up and ready for LakeFest 2013

About 130-plus boats are expected to compete in this weekend’s 22nd annual Marble Falls LakeFest on Lake Marble Falls. The Aug. 9-11 race draws competitors from across Texas and other parts of the country. (more…)

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Lakeside Park on Lake Marble Falls. Staff photo by David Bean

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Visit Lake Marble Falls — a lot of fun in a small package

Though it is the smallest lake in the upper Highland Lakes chain, Lake Marble Falls packs a lot of fun into its 611 acres. The biggest selling point of the little lake is that while water levels fluctuate on the two largest lakes, Buchanan and Travis, Lake Marble Falls remains mostly steady at 737 feet […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Find your piece of heaven with the right Highland Lakes real estate agent

Now that you’ve spent some time enjoying the Hill Country, you probably want to live here. Well, quit dreaming and get  yourself a Highland Lakes real estate agent! Whether you’re looking for a home, a summer or weekend retreat or some property for down the line, you’ll find it in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Brothers Sean (left) and David Pruitt take part in a canoe clinic at Inks Lake in Burnet. The lake is popular with boaters. Staff photo by Jared Fields

101 THINGS TO DO: Go boating or take a hike at Inks Lake in Burnet

Drought or no drought, one lake that is always filled and ready for sport is Inks Lake in Burnet. A constant-level lake, Inks covers 831 acres with a maximum depth of 60 feet. Its 888 feet of water fluctuates by only about a foot a year. At 4.2 miles long and 3,000 feet wide, it is […]

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Marble Falls fishing blue members Austin Ellis and Lyle Schmidt enjoy angling on Lake LBJ. Staff photo by Suzanne Freeman

101 FUN THINGS: Some of the best fishing and boating is on Lake LBJ

Perhaps the most popular of the Highland Lakes for both water sports and fishing is Lake LBJ. Its 6,449 acres of water surface make it perfect for motor and sail boats, skiing and fishing. Lake LBJ begins in Kingsland and travels along the Colorado River footprint for 21 miles to Horseshoe Bay. It was originally […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Beat the heat at the bowling alley

101 FUN THINGS: Beat the heat at the bowling alley

One way to beat the heat is to head for Lake Country Lanes bowling alley, 112 Northridge along U.S. 281 just north of Marble Falls. Lake Country Lanes is air-conditioned and a super comfortable way to entertain during the hottest part of the season. (more…)

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101 FUN THINGS: New Horseshoe Bay festival Beer by the Bay open to public

Beer by the Bay Music Festival, a new Horseshoe Bay event, brings a Texas-sized serving of music, food and beer to the Hill Country. Set for July 26-28, the festival features a music lineup including Two Tons of Steel, Jason Helms Band, The Bart Crow Band, Kylie Rae Harris, Matt Caldwell, CrossOver, Matt Kimbrow, Ryan Harkrider […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Explore Marble Falls history at Falls on the Colorado Museum

Even the building is steeped in Marble Falls history at the Falls on the Colorado Museum at 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls. The facility is located in the Granite Building, which originally served as the only school in town. It was built in 1891 from pink granite found just up the road in the Granite […]

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Night in Old Fredericksburg

101 FUN THINGS: Enjoy food and music at Night in Old Fredericksburg

What can be better than fresh-picked Hill Country peaches, a selection of Texas wines and tasty sausage? If that has your mouth salivating a bit, then get ready for the annual Night in Old Fredericksburg this weekend, July 19-20. (more…)

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101 FUN THINGS: Get ready for bulls, barrels and more at Marble Falls Rodeo

The gates to the 2013 Marble Falls Rodeo open at 6 p.m. July 19-20 at the Charley Taylor Arena, located south of Marble Falls at 3053 U.S. 281. The rodeo action cranks up at 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. (more…)

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101 FUN THINGS: Shop Fredericksburg Trade Days for fabulous finds

Shop Fredericksburg Trade Days every third weekend of the month at Sunday Farms. Doors open on its biergarten and six barns for three days of live music, shopping and food. You’ll find antiques, collectibles, tools (yes, guys there’s something for you), ranch furniture, clothing and jewelry. The choices are unique, unusual, one-of-a-kind. Oh, yeah, did […]

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Watch movies under the stars at the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City. Photo Courtesy LBJ Ranch

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Watch an outdoor movie at the LBJ Ranch

Catch an outdoor movie at the LBJ Ranch on July 13 when Movies Under the Stars features the James Bond flick “From Russia with Love.” Movies start at “dark thirty.” (more…)

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Catch the Spring Ho parade along with hundreds of other fun activities during the annual Spring Ho tourney. Photo Courtesy Spring Ho

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Celebrate Spring Ho in Lampasas

The Spring Ho celebration in Lampasas is a weeklong festival set for July 8-14. (more…)

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101 Fun Things To Do: Hit the links (and a few balls) at professional golf courses

Whether you just enjoy hacking the ball around or believe you have a shot at the PGA tour, the Highland Lakes has a list of professional golf courses to suit your style. (more…)

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Michael McDougall is one of several expert model airplane enthusiasts who will be on hand at Hank Nilsen Field in Kingsland on July 6 for Flights of Fancy during the Aqua Boom celebration. Kids can fly model planes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and have a chance to win one of their own in a free drawing at 2 p.m. Staff photo by Suzanne Freeman

Flyers share model plane passions at Aqua Boom

SUZANNE FREEMAN • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — If you want to know what it takes to fly an airplane without actually leaving the ground, you can find out July 6 with the Highland Lakes Flyers. Each year, the model airplane group hands its joysticks over to eager kids wanting to turn their computer skills into […]

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Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Llano, Johnson City and Bertram light up the night with July 4th fireworks. Staff Photo

July 4th fireworks roundup in the Highland Lakes

The skies above the Highland Lakes will alight with color when July 4th fireworks explode just after sunset from Marble Falls to Horseshoe Bay to Kingsland to Bertram and beyond.  Before picking you spot for a true Independence Day celebration, check all the details here. Marble Falls celebrates with music The July 4th fireworks don’t go […]

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One of countless beautiful views of Lake Travis. Photo: Staff

101 FUN THINGS: Enjoy winding, wonderful Lake Travis

Lake Travis truly stands apart among the Highland Lakes. You can leisurely explore the winding, northwest stretches or race around the more open areas to the southeast. It absolutely is the lake for everyone. (more…)

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Bring your bicycle, large or small, to the Inks Lake State Park 4th of July bicycle parade. Decorations provided. PHOTO: Stock

101 FUN THINGS: Join bike parade July 4 at Inks Lake State Park

Come decorate your bicycle and take a leisurely ride through wooded trails in a patriotic parade on the Fourth of July at Inks Lake State Park. Decorations will be provided. Meet at the central park area by the park store. The parade, which begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. is free, but […]

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