Bowl a strike, sink a putt — fun activities in the Highland Lakes

One way to relieve some day-to-day stress is to throw something. You can do this safely — and competitively — at Lake Country Lanes bowling alley, located at 112 Northridge along U.S. 281 just north of Marble Falls. And you can do it all through the holidays, too! Lake Country Lanes is open Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to midnight and Christmas Day from 1 to Midnight. Same for New Year’s Eve and New Years.

The Highland Lake’s only full-service bowling alley provides bumper lanes for younger bowlers, an automated scoring system, pool tables and a video arcade. Join a league or hold a party. Grab a few friends and just enjoy a night of relaxation at the lanes. For more information, visit the website at www.bowllakecountrylanes.com or call (830) 693-4311.

Bowling’s not the only way to relax in the Highland Lakes. Here are a few more suggestions from the gang at 101 Fun Things to Do:

• Putt putt around — While the Highland Lakes area is a golfers’ dream complete with luxury resorts, we’re talking about the miniature version here. The Heart of Texas Lake Resort on Lake LBJ in the Hoover’s Valley area is 18 holes of fun. It also features an outdoor shuffleboard court, an arcade room and playscapes for the kids. For more, call (512) 756-7766 or stop by 408 Glen Oak Parkway in Burnet. Visit www.heartoftexaslakeresort.com.

• Sail above the hills — The Fault Line Flyers, a soaring club, takes off from a field in Briggs. The organization offers introductory rides the first Saturday of the month (weather permitting) from $60 to$80. The glider port is located on CR 210 in northeast Burnet County about a mile west of the intersection with U.S. 183. For more, go to www.faultlineflyers.org.

• Get adventurous — Hidden Falls Adventure Park, a nonprofit organization located seven miles east of Marble Falls at 7420 RR 1431, offers a plethora of outdoor activities. You’ll find paint ball (complete with rental equipment), trails for motorcycles, ATV and full-size 4x4s, a shooting range, hiking, camping and RV sites. There’s also a shooting range called Copperhead Creek. The park offers more than 150 miles of trails, and if you don’t own an ATV, you can rent one there.
Visit www.hiddenfallsadventurepark.com or call (830) 798-9820.