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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: 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

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 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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Rent a jet ski, kayak or ski boat for Lakes LBJ and Buchanan. PHOTO: Stock

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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Members of the Hill Country Volkssportverein on a walk at Joshua Springs Park and Preserve in Kendall Country. Photo Courtesy Hill Country Volkssportverein

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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Sharpen you putting skills at the Heart of Texas Lake Resort miniature-golf course. Photo:Stock

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. (more…)

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The berries are back at Sweet Berry Farm, just ask this young man! Staff Photo

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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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

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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Copperhead Creek Shooting Club

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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Falls Creek Skate Park

Ollie, nollie, goofy-foot, grind at Highland Lakes skate parks

If you’re looking for a place to do a backside 180 ollie or a frontside pop shuvit, you have three Highland Lakes skate parks from which to choose. One of the great things about skate parks and skateboarding is you don’t need a group, a team or even officials. You just need a board and […]

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Spin those bicycle wheels this spring

Spring is a favorite time of year for bicycling. As the weather warms up, the wildflowers and trees burst forth in an explosion of color, lifting your spirits as you increase your heart rate. (more…)

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Hit the links at any number of Highland Lakes golf courses. Stock Photo

Hit the links (and a few balls) at a professional golf course

Whether you just enjoy hacking the ball around or believe you have a shot at the PGA tour, the Highland Lakes has a golf course to suit your style. • Blue Lake Golf Club, 214 W. Bluebonnet Road off RR 2831 in Horseshoe Bay — This semi-private course, rated among the best nine-hole courses in […]

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You’re here — the ultimate wedding, honeymoon destination

  The Highland Lakes has everything you need to celebrate your wedding — ceremony, honeymoon and all — and make lasting, loving memories. We have a castle (www.falkensteincastle.com) for the ultimate fairy-tale wedding and any number of churches if you’re looking to go a more traditional route. In between are many other venues that will […]

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

If you’re looking for adventure, then get your free copy of 101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes. The Spring/Summer 2013 edition is now on newsstands, with information on where to eat, sleep, dance, golf, bowl, shop, boat, swim, fly, camp, bike, jog, hike, get married, honeymoon — you name it. (more…)

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Hit the hiking trails in the Highland Lakes

Spring comes early in the Highland Lakes and  there’s no better way to experience it than hiking the Hill Country. The weather may be a little unpredictable (beautiful today or gorgeous today?!), but your biggest problem will be figuring out where to go first for the best hike. Two top-notch places for hitting the trail […]

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Snap a picture, win a contest!

The cutie on the cover of the newest edition of 101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes magazine won her grandmother a new iPod Nano with the snap of a picture. Distribution of the Spring/Summer 2013 edition begins today, featuring predictions of this year’s wildflower season and how little Evelyn Scott became a […]

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Shred some dirt at the sand drag races

If you’re looking for ear-splitting horsepower and great entertainment in a beautiful family-friendly setting, take a trip down Texas 71 between Llano and Brady to the Hill Country Sand Drags. “I got my son a go-cart because he wanted to race,” says sand dragger Waylon Wimberly of Granite Shoals. “Then I got a car, then […]

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Outdoor activities available throughout Spring Break at Reveille Peak Ranch

Spring Break is coming and Reveille Peak Ranch will be open to the public the entire week of March 11-15. The park is normally open every Friday for season pass holders and every Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise specified because of an event. A fee of $10 per person gives cyclists and joggers access to […]

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Feel the summer coming on. Rent a boat and hit the water in the Highland Lakes. Stock Photo

A boat rental today can chase the winter blues aways

Even if you don’t own a boat, you can still get out on the water and blast those winter blues away with some Highland Lakes fresh air and sunshine. Several area businesses rent everything from kayaks to ski boats to house boats. (Even if it’s cold today, give it another 24 hours and it’ll be […]

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Soar above the hills with the Fault Line Flyers

Explore the heavens as you hitch a ride on the thermals in a sailplane. As a member of the Fault Line Flyers, you can soar through the skies every weekend that the weather allows. The group takes off from a 4,800-foot grass runway in Briggs in northeast Burnet County. One of several sailplane organizations in […]

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