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101 FUN THINGS TO DO: 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: 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.

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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.

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Get your splash on with jet ski or boat rentals!

Jet ski or boat rentals can get you and your family on the  Highland Lakes. Be sure to call ahead to check on availability. Also, check the local listings in the Picayune Area Wide Phone Book for rentals. Here are a few to get you started: Lake Buchanan • Painted Sky Inn, 1400 CR 128 in [...]

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Stroll the Highland Lakes for exercise, fun and friends

Take a leisurely walk around any of the Main Streets and courthouse squares for a real feel for the people and places of the Highland Lakes. You also can go on a volksmarch, either individually or with a group. The sport of volksmarching is especially popular around Fredericksburg, which is part of the home territory [...]

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Shop Main Street Market Day on May 11 in Marble Falls

Main Street Market Day is here again! With more than 100 vendors, Main Street Market Day typically occurs three times a year. The second shopping day for 2013 happens May 11.

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101 FUN THINGS: Get in swimsuit shape at a Highland Lakes fitness center

It’s swimsuit time, and the Highland Lakes area has plenty of fitness clubs to help you get started — and stay — on your fitness regime.

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101 FUN THINGS: Putt putt your stuff in a game of miniature golf

For golf enthusiasts who have more putt than drive, visit the miniature-golf course at the Heart of Texas Lake Resort on Lake LBJ in the Hoover’s Valley area. The course is 18 holes of fun with colorful statues and creative, challenging holes.

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Pick your own fruit at Sweet Berry Farm

The berries are making a comeback at Sweet Berry Farm after suffering damage from a hail storm earlier in April. You do the picking, say owners Dan and Gretchen Copeland, so it’s up to you to find the best, and now there’s plenty from which to choose.

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Celestial star gazing set for Canyon of the Eagles on April 13

Your next, best opportunity to put an eye to a telescope for some spectacular star gazing in the Highland Lakes is Saturday, April 13, at the Eagle Eye Observatory at the Canyon of the Eagles. Members of the Austin Astronomical Society will be on hand to help at this open star party 7:45-11:45 p.m.

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See the Highland Lakes on horseback

Look at the Highland Lakes from a different perch – atop a horse. Need a horse to ride? Visit Colbert Ranch’s website at www.ridecolbertranch.com to reserve a ride and find about their other activities. Camp Peniel offers horseback riding as part of its activities for groups or has programs that allow youth to ride horses [...]

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Trace your roots and learn genealogy

The Kingsland/Highland Lakes Genealogical Society, which meets every second Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Kingsland Library’s meeting room, has members available to help anyone interested in getting started on tracing their family tree. Almost every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 2-4 p.m., a society member is stationed in the library research room [...]

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Take aim at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club

Whether you prefer archery, pistol or trap, the shooting range to practice your skills is the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls.

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Hold your next reunion here!

If you’re looking for a place to hold a reunion or any other large get-together, then look no farther than the Highland Lakes. We definitely have the place and backdrop for you and your family to spend some time laughing, joking, playing and feasting.

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