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101 Fun Things - Spelunking

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Spelunking in, under and around Marble Falls

Spelunking is not getting close to nature — it’s getting INSIDE nature. And at this time of year, it’s a great way to take a cool break from the summer heat. The easiest place to go down under in the Highland Lakes is at Longhorn Cavern State Park on Park Road 4 in Burnet County. Daily […]

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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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It’s Spring Break on the Austin Steam Train’s Bertram Flyer

It’s Spring Break on the Bertram Flyer leg of the historic Austin Steam Train. This week, you can start your Hill Country excursion from the 1912 train depot in Bertram. The 2-hour round trip includes a two-hour layover and Wild West shootout in Burnet. (more…)

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Enjoy winding, wonderful Lake Travis, drought or no drought

Lake Travis truly stands apart from all the other 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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Fishing season begins NOW in Highland Lakes

February through June is the best time of year to participate in what is probably the most popular sport in the Highland Lakes: fishing. (more…)

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Discover the history of Llano County at the Historical Museum

A treaty between German settlers and Comanche Indians in 1847 lead to the settlement of Fisher-Miller Land Grant, which includes what is now Llano County. Of the first five settlements in Llano County, only Castell still survives. By 1858, the population center was established in what is now the City of Llano, which became an […]

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Lake Marble Falls Lakeside Park

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 To Do: Geneology

Trace your family’s roots and learn genealogy at the Kingsland library

BY SUZANNE FREEMAN • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — Joanne Scarborough was looking through the Llano County Family Album when she discovered that her great-grandfather had been a prisoner during the Civil War. (more…)

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Explore frontier days at Fort Croghan

If you want a glimpse back in time to the days of the early frontier in Texas, visit Fort Croghan in Burnet. Home of Company C 8th Infantry, USA until 1853, Fort Croghan was established in 1849 in what is now Burnet, Texas. (more…)

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101 Fun Things To Do - Bicycling

Take a spin through the Highland Lakes on your bicycle

From amateur to professional, cyclists find Highland Lakes roadways to be some of the best bicycling available anywhere, says Greg Barbutti — and he should know. Barbutti is the route marshall for the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, an annual fundraising event that leads almost 1,000 riders along the back roads of eastern Burnet and […]

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101 Fun Things - Mini-golf

Mini-golf in the Highland Lakes

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. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - Falls on the Colorado Museum

Explore Marble Falls History

Even the building is historic 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 Mountain quarry. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - Horseback Riding

Horseback riding in the Highland Lakes

What better way to capture the spirit of Texas than saddling up for a horseback ride through the Hill Country. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - Art Galleries

Art galleries in the Highland Lakes

Both local and out-of-town artists are inspired by the natural beauty of the Highland Lakes. Area art galleries often host exhibits and hold frequent workshops. You’ll find art of every kind from landscape paintings to bronze sculptures to contemporary photographs. Support a local artist or become one yourself! Visit a Highland Lakes Art Gallery today! […]

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Visit the Burnet County Courthouse

The Burnet County Courthouse is one of the most modern courthouses in the Highland Lakes. Completed in 1937, the granite, box-like structure is the third building used as a courthouse in Burnet. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - LBJ State and National parks

LBJ State and National parks, Johnson City

Walk in a president’s footsteps at the LBJ State Park and the separate LBJ National Park between Johnson City and Stonewall on U.S. 290. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - Lake LBJ

Highland Lakes Feature: Inks Lake

Drought or no drought, one lake that is always filled and ready for sport is Inks Lake. A constant-level lake, Inks covers 831 acres with a maximum depth of 60 feet. Its 888 feet of water fluctuates by only about 1 foot a year. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - Bald Eagles

Bald eagles at home in the Highland Lakes

Many bald eagles have long called the Highland Lakes their winter home, spending November to April around Lake Buchanan. Some 10 years ago, a particular eagle couple came a little closer to civilization, building nests in two trees between the Llano River and Highway 29 between Llano and Burnet. (more…)

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Bring your home to the hills in an RV

Recreational vehicles allow people to experience the Highland Lakes at their own pace and with their own place. Whether you plan to stay a few days or several months, RVs offer lots of flexibility and many of the comforts of home. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - Canoe and Kayak

Perfect weather for a canoe or kayak on the Highland Lakes

Paddle your way across the waters of the Highland Lakes by kayak or canoe. The winter weather so far has been perfect for a nice day on the water. Bring your own or rent. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - Hiking

Hit the hiking trails in the Highland Lakes

Texas winters are mostly perfect for hiking. Two top-notch places for hitting the trail are Pedernales Falls State Park east of Johnson City and Inks Lake State Park southwest of Burnet. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - Fitness

Highland Lakes fitness centers help with New Year’s resolutions

The only way to keep a resolution to get fit in the new year is consistency, says Patrick Bonner, manager of the Marble Falls Athletic Club. “Consistency kills,” Bonner says. “You have to make one decision a day — it’s a hard decision, but you have to be consistent to make it work.” (more…)

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Music fills the nightlife in Highland Lakes

With everything from blues to country to rock to swing, music venues in the Highland Lakes feature live musicians almost every night of the week. It doesn’t have to be New Year’s Eve to go out and have a good time in the Highland Lakes! (more…)

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Take the family to Longhorn Cavern State Park

Take the family to Longhorn Cavern State Park

See the Highland Lakes from the inside at Longhorn Cavern State Park. The 645-acre park features daily tours with plenty of local legends to go along with the geology. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - Rock Climbing

Rock climbing in the Hill Country

You can really grab some granite at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, whether you are a seasoned or beginning rock climber. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - Taking Christmas photos

How to photograph those special Christmas moments

If you’re looking to make magic memories with that new camera Santa brought you for Christmas, the key is in the eye of the photographer. Picayune Editor Daniel Clifton knows a few things about how to capture the sights of the season. Most important, he says, is to keep your camera ready! (more…)

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